Junior or Assistant Specialist in Marine Ecology

University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California, US
Closing date
Oct 24, 2021

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Position overview Position title: Junior or Assistant Specialist Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: Ideally November 1, 2021 Position duration: The appointment is for one year from the start date with possibility for additional years of employment contingent upon performance and funding. Application Window Open date: August 20th, 2021 Next review date: Monday, Sep 6, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: Friday, Dec 17, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled. Position description The Marine Science Institute is seeking a highly qualified Junior or Assistant Specialist in marine ecology to work with the Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research project and related projects. The overall objective of this work is to understand the ecology of coastal marine ecosystems, particularly kelp forests, in southern California. The qualified individual will work closely with the project's investigators and other research staff in the implementation of the project's research activities. Principal duties include: subtidal and oceanographic field research and laboratory activities such as sample processing, equipment maintenance, instrument programming, data entry and quality assurance, protocol documentation, and supervising and mentoring undergraduate student assistants. Special conditions: Ability to work long work days (10+ hours) and a variable schedule including occasional weekends. Physically capable of loading 50 lbs. of field equipment with or without accommodations. Valid Driver's license The position will be located on the UCSB campus and field research will take place mostly in the Santa Barbara area. The position is available immediately. Position will be open until filled. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position. Department: https://msi.ucsb.edu/ Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application) Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (environmental studies, marine science, ecology, biology, earth science or a related field) and 1 year minimum field experience in marine habitats at the time of application. Additional qualifications (required at time of start) Master's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field (environmental studies, marine science, ecology, biology, earth science or a related field) by the time of appointment; OR 5 years of experience demonstrating expertise in the required skills should the applicant be offered the position at the Assistant level by the time of appointment. Proof of training in research SCUBA diving with current AAUS certification or equivalent. Preferred qualifications In-depth knowledge of taxonomy and identification of southern California marine algae, invertebrates, and fish; experience in and familiarity with subtidal and oceanographic sampling protocols; experience using underwater imaging systems; ability to manage, analyze and synthesize diverse types of ecological and environmental data; R coding experience; experience in basic tool use and fabrication of field gear; strong organizational and communication skills; experience mentoring and supervising research assistants. Nitrox SCUBA certification, CA boating card, 100+ research SCUBA dives. Application Requirements Document requirements Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. Cover Letter - State your research accomplishments and interests. Also, include past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Reference requirements3 required (contact information only)The search committee will contact references of the top candidate after the interviews. Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02028 Help contact: lswanson@ucsb.edu Campus Information The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Job location Primarily in Santa Barbara, CA

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