Open date: July 29th, 2016
Last review date: August 29th, 2016
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2017
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 Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in collaboration with Dr. Steven Bograd and Dr. Elliott Hazen, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Services, seek an Assistant / Associate Project Scientist (Ecologist or Oceanographer) to help with ongoing research and to develop new projects analyzing top predator distribution, behavior, and ecology in relation to oceanographic and trophic processes. The position is at the NOAA/SWFSC laboratory in Monterey, California. The incumbent will initiate projects and partnerships with federal and academic collaborators and should have the ability to: perform innovative scientific analyses, perform advanced statistics and data analysis, and interpret and disseminate scientific findings in the form of written manuscripts and oral presentations. Responsibilities include significant contribution to research projects, serving as primary and co-author on peer reviewed manuscripts, helping write project reports for funding agencies, and co-writing grant proposals to continue and develop new projects.
RANK: Assistant to Associate Project Scientist
SALARY: Minimum salary $54,800, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Oceanography, Ecology, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Statistics, or Computer Science; two years experience working with spatial and temporal oceanographic and ecological datasets.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience developing and ideally leading research analyses; experience with analytical software packages (R, MatLab, ArcGIS, Python) and statistical analysis of spatial and temporal data. Knowledge of multivariate statistics or Bayesian statistics would be preferred. Must have strong willingness for collaboration with other postdoctoral researchers, students, and NOAA scientists.
POSITION AVAILABLE: As soon as possible (negotiable).
TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Initial appointment is for 1 year. 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, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three individuals who we could contact for letters of recommendation.* Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.
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CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on August 29, 2016. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete including 3 reference names with contact information. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2017.
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