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June 15, 2022

North Pacific Research Board Seeks Nominations for Science Panel - August 22 application deadline

The North Pacific Research Board seeks applications to fill four seats on its Science Panel. The deadline for receipt of application materials is Monday, August 22, 2022.

Desired qualifications for the open seats on the Science Panel include expertise in one or more of the following categories: (1) marine fish and/or marine invertebrate ecology; (2) stock assessment and fisheries management; (3) salmon life history and ecology; (4) quantitative ecology; (5) climate and earth systems models; (6) genetics, and (7) physiology.

Strong candidates will demonstrate active engagement in science and research, applied expertise, knowledge of pressing fisheries management issues, research needs, and priorities of state and/or federal managers. Individuals with broad expertise who are comfortable reviewing a wide range of proposals are desired as is direct experience with a co-production of knowledge approach to research. Members are selected for their expertise, broad perspective, experience, and leadership in areas important to NPRB’s research program. Panel members are asked to set aside time twice a year for meetings (late March and late August) and to devote significant time to reviewing proposed research in the two weeks in advance of those meetings.

The mission of the North Pacific Research Board is to develop a comprehensive science program that will further understanding of the North Pacific, Bering Sea, and Arctic Ocean ecosystems, inform effective management of fisheries, and help to sustain and enhance marine resources. The Science Panel advises the Board in shaping its scientific program, including science planning, identification of research priorities, evaluation of scientific information relevant to the Board's mission, and review of proposals received by the Board. For more information, please refer to: http://www.nprb.org/nprb/about-us/science-panel.

The Science Panel meets twice each year (spring and fall), in Anchorage or Seattle. Panel members serve four-year terms, with a maximum of two consecutive terms. While no pay is provided for serving on the Science Panel, the Board covers expenses for travel, food, and lodging for panel members to attend panel meetings, and to attend the Alaska Marine Science Symposium, held in January each year in Anchorage.

The deadline for receipt of nomination materials is Monday, August 22, 2022.
Nominations and self-nominations may be submitted by email to kayla.wagenfehr@nprb.org.

Nominations/Self-nominations must include:

  • A brief resume of not more than two pages;
  • Full contact information including phone number and email address; and
  • Three letters of reference.

For more information contact NPRB Science Director, Matthew.Baker@nprb.org or NPRB Executive Director, Lynn.Palensky@nprb.org. Please also visit the website at www.nprb.org for more information about the Board and its activities.

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