Resource Economist - Fisheries Needed
Integrated Statistics is looking for an Economist to work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Social Sciences Branch of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center. The Social Sciences Branch conducts research relating to economic and socio-cultural factors of fisheries management.
The Economist will assist in the development of a set of standardized set of indicators for use in evaluating catch share fisheries, focusing on the effectiveness of monitoring programs.
- Review monitoring programs for all U.S. catch share programs.
- Assess whether and how the effectiveness of catch share monitoring programs are evaluated.
- Develop indicators of effectiveness of catch accounting for the Northeast groundfish fishery.
- Apply indicators of monitoring effectiveness to selected U.S. catch share fisheries.
The Economist will produce two deliverables:
- A detailed report on the catch share monitoring programs for each U.S. catch share fishery suitable for publication.
technical report documenting methods and findings for recommended catch
share monitoring sufficiency for groundfish and selected catch share
fisheries suitable for publication.
The position is full-time until March 2, 2020. The rate of pay depends on experience and qualifications, and the position is eligible for the benefits described on the Integrated Statistics website.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in applied fisheries or related renewable resource economics. A Master's degree or higher in resource economics or a closely related field is strongly preferred.
- Understanding of economic theory of bycatch and/or compliance.
- Experience in estimating models of discard incentives.
- Experience with Oracle/SQL or other relational databases.
- Demonstrated proficiency in R programming.
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