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Project: Climate impacts on fish growth and production

University of Minnesota
Job Field:
Job Type:
Full Time
Location Detail:
St. Paul., MN
Job Description:

We will quantify changes in fish thermal habitat conditions, growth, and production for multiple managed species (identified by stakeholders) from a range of thermal preferences in Midwestern lentic systems ranging from the Laurentian Great Lakes to inland glacial lakes and reservoirs across the Midwest (e.g., MI, MN, WI to MO). We will quantify the relationship between temperature and growth using statistical models of length to estimate whether growth will change under future temperature conditions. Results of this analysis will be used to inform managers about the effectiveness of length-based regulations under changing climates.

Qualifications specific to this project: Experience or interest in Bayesian statistical models; experience developing quantitative models of fish populations and working with large datasets.



Qualification and salary the position: Ph.D. in ecology, natural resources, fishery science, or another relevant field; excellent oral and written English language communications skills and a demonstrated record of publication in peer-reviewed journals, experience in quantitative analysis, and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently as part of a larger team, and with natural resource agencies to solve real-world problems. 




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About the U of M


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The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

Hiring salary range is between $49,000 - $55,000 annual base salary depending on experience and qualifications.

Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning.  We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services 
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

How to Apply:

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.  All appointments are for at least one year with the expectation that the appointment will be renewed for one additional year contigent upon satisfactory performance.  Women and underrepresented minorities are expecially encouraged to apply.

Applications should include the following components in a single PDF file: cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references.

This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


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