Postdoctoral Research Assistant; Arizona State University

Job Title: 
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Job Location: 
La Jolla, California
$55,000.00 to $58,000.00
Application Deadline: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Application Information: 

The Science and Mathematics Faculty in the College of Integrated Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant. The postdoctoral research assistant will work in La Jolla, California in conjunction with Arizona State University. Project support is available for eighteen months, with the potential for additional support, depending on funding. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), benefits-eligible, fiscal, year-to-year appointment. Candidate must reside in California, or be willing to relocate. For additional information and policies regarding postdoctoral scholars at ASU, please see

Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research university named #1 in the United States for innovation for the third consecutive year, ( followed by #2 Stanford and #3 MIT. We measure our success not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities we serve. ASU’s College of Integrative Sciences and Arts is home to innovative teachers who are guided by educational access, student success, applied learning, and interdisciplinary inquiry. We understand there are many paths to achieving a university education, and we build undergraduate and graduate degree programs and pathways that are flexible and relevant for a rapidly changing world. To learn more about ASU and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts go to: and

POSEIDON1 is a coupled human-ecological model that combines an agent-based, adaptive fishing fleet model with existing fishery models or simple biological data, to simulate vessel behavior and fishery outcomes based on policies, market influences, and environmental factors. POSEIDON provides a powerful platform for policy evaluation and decision support, with a strong focus on the spatial and human dimensions of fisheries management. POSEIDON was originally developed by a multidisciplinary team from the University of Oxford, Ocean Conservancy, George Mason University, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Arizona State University, as part of an effort to advance innovation in fisheries management. The model has been calibrated and validated to the U.S. West Coast groundfish fishery, where it has been able to reproduce observed fishing patterns. It is now being adapted to explore MSC certification for Indonesia’s deep water snapper fishery (in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, Indonesia), as well as for Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO) tropical tuna management.

EPO tropical tuna management In partnership with the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and in cooperation with staff of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) we are in the process of scoping potential applications of the model as an analytical and policy evaluation tool to support tropical tuna management in the EPO. This work is planned for 2018 through 2020. The model will be used to explore timely research questions, including fish aggregating device (FAD) management, understanding the spatial dynamics of the fishery, as well as some of the social and economic issues that affect management.

Application Procedure: To apply, visit and upload your application as one combined .pdf document under job number 12400. Only electronic submissions will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications must contain: 1. A letter of interest outlining qualifications and experience as it relates to the position, and a short description of related research the incumbent would be interested in pursuing 2. Curriculum vitae 3. Unofficial graduate transcripts 4. Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number)

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