Postdoctoral or post-master’s position (Keillor Fellow); Wisconsin Sea Grant

Job Title: 
Postdoctoral or post-master’s position (Keillor Fellow)
Job Location: 
Madison, WI
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Wisconsin Sea Grant College Program, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), seeks postdoctoral and post-master’s candidates interested in tackling science and policy challenges related to Great Lakes fisheries management in Wisconsin. Together, these programs will fund a Great Lakes Fisheries Fellow position, named in honor of a longtime Sea Grant coastal engineering expert J. Philip Keillor, to celebrate his legacy in providing science to help support informed decisions for the sustainable use of Great Lakes resources. This Fellowship will provide a unique educational and career opportunity for a recent graduate who is interested both in aquatic resources and in the policy decisions affecting those resources in Wisconsin. This program places a recent master’s or doctoral graduate within a state program full-time for one year, with the Fellow bringing technical skills to benefit water issues and challenges and receiving valuable real-world sciencepolicy experience from the resource professionals who will serve as mentors. This mutually beneficial partnership will result in advancing science to support policy decisions as well as valuable training opportunities for new professionals entering the work force.

This Fellow will be placed at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Fisheries Management office in downtown Madison and will be working with researchers and fisheries managers from the state and region in addition to stakeholders. WDNR has identified the following priority area in which we are seeking assistance:  Evaluating the potential for stocking Brook Trout instead of Splake in Lake Superior. The Fellow will be expected to:  Review, compile, and analyze agency stocking records and creel survey data;  Conduct a literature review of current science and management of Splake and Brook Trout, particularly in large lakes; Develop an adaptive stocking strategy to evaluate performance of stocking efforts for Brook Trout, Splake and a combination of both species.

Technical mentors for this fellowship will include: Dr. Willie Fetzer, WDNR Great Lakes Fisheries Specialist; Dr. Brad Ray, WDNR Lake Superior Biologist; Dr. Titus Seilheimer, Wisconsin Sea Grant Fisheries Outreach Specialist. More information on the Lake Superior fisheries management plan is at

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