Postdoctor position open at CEOAS in Corvallis, Oregon

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Institutional Research Associate (Postdoctoral). Renewal is at the discretion of the Dean. The position funding is expected to be two years.

This Institutional Research Associate (Postdoctoral) position will have a focus on marine geospatial analysis and planning. The term marine in this context encompasses coastal terrestrial, estuarine, and ocean systems, and constituent bio-physical and human systems, and their interaction. The pressures of climate change, changing ocean ecosystem dynamics, and intensifying human use, demand improved understanding of the spatial distribution of marine resources, while advances in geospatial technology are revolutionizing our capacity to visualize and model marine systems. The position will contribute to CEOAS’s growing expertize in Marine Spatial Planning (MSP), a public process of analyzing and allocating the spatial and temporal distribution of human activities in marine areas to achieve ecological, economic, and social objectives, thus it addresses current and future uses of marine and coastal systems and assessing tradeoffs among alternatives. MSP is ecosystem-based, area-based, integrated, adaptive, strategic and participatory. Geospatial analysis for MSP involves statistical methods and models. This could include, but not limited to, spatial statistics, probabilistic and Bayesian analysis, location and network analysis, Geographic Information Science, and game theory approaches to representing the spatial allocation and dynamics of human activities and their consequences for physical and biological resources in the marine environment.

To Apply: go to posting 0016715. For information regarding the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences please visit

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Published Dec. 15, 2015 10:44 AM