[Coral-List] Job: Marine Ecology research coordinator

Robert Miller miller at msi.ucsb.edu
Sun Nov 2 11:53:58 EST 2014

The UCSB Marine Science Institute is seeking to hire a highly qualified
Specialist at the Junior/Assistant or Associate level in marine ecology to
work with the Santa Barbara Channel Biodiversity Observation Network. The
overall objective of this project is to assess biodiversity of a broad
suite of marine organisms across space and time in benthic and pelagic
habitats of the Channel using diverse methodologies.

The qualified individual will work closely with the project’s investigators
in the development and implementation of the project’s research
activities.  Principal duties include: organize and lead a diverse team in
subtidal and oceanographic field research; manage laboratory activities
such as equipment maintenance, sample processing, data entry and quality
assurance, and protocol documentation; manage large data sets and perform
an assortment of data analyses; conduct literature searches and assist in
manuscript preparation; supervise and mentor undergraduate student

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant scientific
field and extensive field experience in marine habitats.  Desired skills
include: advanced training in research diving and boating with AAUS
certification; in-depth knowledge of taxonomy and identification of
southern California marine algae, invertebrates, and fish; experience in
designing sampling protocols; familiarity with biological oceanographic and
deep-sea sampling techniques; experience using underwater imaging systems;
ability to manage, analyze and synthesize diverse types of ecological and
environmental data; strong organizational and communication skills;
experience mentoring and supervising research assistants; and a strong
desire to work on highly interdisciplinary problems with a diverse team of
investigators, postdocs, and students.

The position will be located on the UCSB campus and field research will
take place in the Santa Barbara Channel. Some multiday research cruises may
be required. The appointment is full time with competitive health and
retirement benefits.  The position is available immediately and
applications will be considered until the position is filled. Primary
consideration is December 1, 2014


Please include a cover letter stating your research accomplishments and
interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for references.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to
the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research,
teaching and service. 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, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by
law including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Robert J. Miller
Marine Science Institute
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara CA 93109-6150

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