[Coral-List] Job opening: Technician position in marine ecology and conservation - California and Mexico

Cheryl Butner cbutner at stanford.edu
Fri May 11 13:22:45 EDT 2012

Technician position in marine ecology and conservation

The Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University and the Mexican non  
profit marine
conservation organization Comunidad y Biodiversidad  (COBI) invite  
applications for a technician
position. The selected candidate will work in the laboratory of  
Fiorenza Micheli at the Hopkins
Marine Station http://micheli.stanford.edu/index.html and will spend  
considerable time doing
fieldwork in Baja California, México, working on a project  
investigating oceanographic variability
and ecological responses within coastal fishing communities that have  
committed to marine
conservation through marine reserves. The main tasks for this position  
are to conduct field studies
to investigate the efficacy of fully-protected marine reserves to  
confer resilience to climate
variability and recover depleted populations of marine invertebrates
resilience&idioma=eng. Field activities will
involve the design and conduction of underwater ecological monitoring,  
the deployment and
maintenance of oceanographic sensors, and the conduction of ecological  
experiments using scuba.
Laboratory activities will include creation and maintenance of  
databases, data analyses, processing
of samples (e.g., phytoplankton, recruitment collectors) that will be  
conducted both in the field and
at the Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University. Required  
qualifications include: a MS in
marine sciences or marine ecology; extensive experience in ecological  
monitoring and field
experiments; and willingness to spend extended periods of time at  
remote field locations. Because
of the setting of the field locations, and the international nature of  
this project, bilingual skills
(Spanish and English) are required. All else being equal, preference  
will be given to candidates that
would be able to start as early as July 1, 2012. The position is  
initially for 12 months, but it could
likely be extended to up to four years. Candidates should send via  
email a letter of interest
describing their qualifications relevant to the project and past  
research experience, their full CVs,
and arrange for the names and contact information of two references to  
both of the following

Dr. Fiorenza Micheli
Hopkins Marine Station
Stanford University
Oceanview Blvd.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950, USA
micheli at stanford.edu

Dr. Andrea Sáenz-Arroyo
Science Director
Comunidad y Biodiversidad A.C.
Popocatepetl # 28 Despacho 1
Colonia Hipódromo Condesa
México 06100 DF
andrea.saenzarroyo at gmail.com

Application deadline is May 25, 2012. Review of applications and  
interviews will begin
immediately after this date and continue until a suitable candidate is  

  Thank you for your interest!

Cheryl Butner
Research Assistant - Palumbi and Micheli Labs
Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University
Pacific Grove, CA, 93950 USA
cbutner at stanford.edu

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