[Coral-List] Job Posting: Jr Specialist in Marine Ecology specializing in coral reef ecology
Andrew J. Brooks
andy.brooks at ucsb.edu
Tue Aug 2 22:07:47 EDT 2016
The Marine Science Institute at the University of California Santa
Barbara is currently advertising for a Junior Specialist to assist
personnel associated with the US NSF funded Moorea Coral Reef Long-Term
Ecological Research site in their studies of the coral reefs surrounding
the island of Moorea, French Polynesia. The successful applicant will
be based at the University of California in Santa Barbara, but will
spend several months each year on the island of Moorea, French
Polynesia. Applications are being accepted through August 8th, 2016
with a September 1, 2016 start date. This is a one year position with an
opportunity for continuing, annual renewal based on performance and
funding. Please see the ad below for more details.
Junior Specialist in a Marine Ecology Laboratory
The Marine Science Institute at the University of California, Santa
Barbara, seeks a Junior Specialist to assist in experimental field
marine ecology within a Marine Ecology Laboratory. The Junior Specialist
will assist in laboratory work and field work for the Moorea Coral Reef
LTER in addition to designing and running their own ecological
experiments as part of our research program. This work will include a
significant amount of coral reef ecology fieldwork in Moorea, French
Polynesia. Research will include SCUBA diving via small boats to gather
data on fish and coral communities and to set up ecological experiments.
This position will entail significant detailed analyses of videos on
fish foraging and photographs of coral communities to quantify organism
(e.g., coral, algae, etc.) identity and abundance, which requires
specialized knowledge and expertise in fish behavior, the taxonomy of
fishes, corals, and algae, and specific computer programs for video and
photo analyses. The Junior Specialist will also be responsible for
physical oceanography data collection using a variety of instruments.
The Junior Specialist will be expected to participate in field
expeditions without the Principal Investigator, which will entail them
using their intellectual creativity to set up their own experiments to
expand our ongoing work in Moorea.
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in biology, marine biology,
ecology, or equivalent experience. SCUBA and AAUS certification with
100’ depth certification. Experience handling small vessels in
near-shore systems. Experience with physical oceanography
instrumentation. Familiarity with basic data management and analyses
including the use of computer software packages such as PGAdmin, Excel
Desirable qualifications include: French language skills, experience in
field marine ecology, Indo-Pacific coral reef biology and taxonomy, and
oceanographic processes. The ideal candidate will present the
intellectual ability and interest to design and conduct their own
experiments in coral reef ecology.
Additional requirements: Qualified applicants must possess or be able to
obtain a California driver’s license. Qualified applicants must possess
or be able to obtain the necessary documentation, e.g., US Passport,
required to allow travel to French Polynesia and be able to travel and
reside outside of the United States for extended periods of time.
Salary will depend on academic background and experience. 100% time
appointment for one year from start date with possibility of annual renewal.
To apply, visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00786, and follow
instructions. A cover letter, current CV and contact information for 3
references will be required.
For full consideration, please apply by August 08, 2016. We are seeking
an applicant that can begin the position in fall 2016.
The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute
to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through
research, teaching and service.
*Andrew J. Brooks, PhD*
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6150
CSMR Web Site: http://carpinteria.ucnrs.org/
CSMR Online Application: http://rams.ucnrs.org/_
Moorea Coral Reef LTER Web Site: http://mcr.lternet.edu
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