Ecology & Evolutionary Biology:Diving Field Tech.-OtterStar Proj. Coord.(Open until filled, initial review 5/22/17)
Open date: April 21st, 2017
Last review date:May 22nd, 2017 Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2018 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.
The Raimondi-Carr Lab at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Diving Field Technician / OtterStar project coordinator, under the direction of Dr. Mark Carr. This position will be involved in implementing observational and experimental studies of the roles that predators play in promoting resilience in kelp forest ecosystems. General responsibilities include: Coordinate and manage volunteer and intern staff and resources for an on-going research project; plan and organize logistics for local field missions; independently fabricate, deploy and maintain experimental field enclosures - modify designs and refine sampling design and protocols as needed; conduct ecological surveys of kelp forest communities; collect and perform quality control and basic analysis of data as well as organize and modify a project database; operate and maintain small boats and vehicles; supervise and train technical field assistants; and contribute to the development of experimental analyses and scientific publications.
The position requires that the selected candidate possess strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills; works well independently and as part of a team; is proficient with Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, Systat, and other data-analysis programs; and is able to carry 75 pounds of field equipment to and from field sites with or without accommodations.
Applicants with any of the following preferred qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply: -Knowledge of central California kelp forest ecosystems, including identification of fishes, invertebrates and algae -Experience in underwater research and vessel operation in coastal central California -Scientific diving skills and experience in underwater sampling protocols (band transects, point contact) -Motorboat Operator Training Course (MOTC) certification and checked out on UCSC vessels -Experience using and maintaining databases
SALARY: Minimum annual salary of $37,548 (pro-rated based on percent time), commensurate with qualifications and experience.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: -Bachelor degree in Marine Biology or related field -Minimum of one year experience in laboratory and/or field research in kelp forest ecosystems along the coast of California -Demonstrated experience organizing and supervising people and resources for field missions including skills in scheduling, ordering, and task coordinating -Demonstrated experience in mechanical and construction skills -Demonstrated experience operating small (15-25') vessels in coastal waters of central California -Must have active AAUS Scientific Diving Certification at time of application
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Marine Biology or related field.
POSITION AVAILABLE: As soon as possible after the initial review of applications
TERM OF APPOINTMENT: The initial appointment is for six months, with the possibility of extension. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment, a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon availability of funding.
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a letter of application that addresses how you meet the basic qualifications and a C.V. or resume which includes the names and contact information for three references. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.
Refer to Position #JPF004444-17T in all correspondence.
CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on May 22, 2017. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than June 30, 2018.
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