I wanted to inform you that we have a position for a senior statistician at the Inter-American Tropical tuna Commission (IATTC). (see https://www.iattc.org/StaffVacancies/_English/IATTC-Senior%20Statistician.pdf)
This is a permanent position as a senior statistician, so a good background in both theoretical and applied statistics and related experience is essential for the position. A few medium term projects that the person would work on include
1. Spatial temporal modelling of skipjack tuna tagging data to deal with spatially limited tagging and the consequent initial non-mixing. This would involve joining a spatio-temporal model of the population distribution with an advection-diffusion model of the tagged individuals. https://www.iattc.org/Meetings/Meetings2021/SAC-12/Docs/_English/SAC-12-06_%20Assessment%20methods%20for%20skipjack%20in%20the%20EPO%20using%20tagging%20data.pdf
2. Close-kin mark-recapture. This involves using genetics to “tag” adults through kinship (parent offspring pairs and half sibling pairs) and requires developing statistics for the probability of these events and integrating it with the stock assessment model. Experience with statistical analysis of genetic data would be beneficial. https://www.iattc.org/Meetings/Meetings2021/SAC-12/Docs/_English/SAC-12-14_Considerations%20for%20conducting%20Close%20Kin%20Mark%20Recapture%20of%20stocks%20managed%20by%20IATTC.pdf
3. Sampling design. The IATTC has substantial observer and port sampling programs, and assists and advises member countries on their sampling programs. The statistical would work on improving, setting up, and analyzing data from several sampling programs. Experience with sampling programs would be useful.
Our work is also associated with the Center for the Advancement of Population Assessment Methodology (CAPAM) http://www.capamresearch.org/
Feel free to ask me any questions.