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June 23, 2020

Seeking Science Panel Nominations – Deadline to Apply July 17th

The North Pacific Research Board seeks nominations to fill one seat on its Science Panel. The deadline for receipt of nomination materials is 4:00 pm, Friday, July 17, 2020

Desired qualifications for the open seat 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. Strong candidates will demonstrate applied expertise, knowledge of pressing fisheries management issues, research needs, and priorities of state and/or federal managers.  Members are selected for their expertise, broad perspective, experience, and leadership in areas important to NPRB’s research program. 

The mission of the North Pacific Research Board is to develop a comprehensive science program of the highest caliber that will further understanding of the North Pacific, Bering Sea, and Arctic Ocean ecosystems, inform effective management of fisheries in these regions, and help to sustain and enhance marine resources. The Science Panel assists the Board in shaping its scientific program. More specifically, the Science Panel advises the Board on science planning, identification of research priorities, evaluation of scientific information relevant to the Board's mission, and review of proposals and technical evaluations received by the Board.  For more information, please refer to: https://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. 

Science Panel Full Announcement

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. 

Please note: The Board and all its panels follow conflict of interest procedures (available here) during the proposal review and selection process which requires recusals and disclosures on individual projects. For more information contact NPRB Executive Director, Lynn.Palensky@nprb.org or NPRB Science Director, Matthew.Baker@nprb.org

The deadline for receipt of nomination materials is 4:00 pm, Friday, July 17, 2020. Nominations and self-nominations may be submitted by email to kayla.wagenfehr@nprb.org, or by regular mail to:

Nominations Committee
North Pacific Research Board
1007 West 3rd Avenue, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99501