[Coral-List] Junior Specialist Position Open with Moorea Coral Reef LTER site

Andrew J. Brooks andy.brooks at ucsb.edu
Mon Dec 3 19:18:35 UTC 2018

The U.S. National Science Foundation funded Moorea Coral Reef LTER site 
is advertising for a Junior Specialist.  The successful applicant will 
be employed by the Marine Science Institute at the University of 
California, Santa Barbara.  More details on the position are given below 
along with instructions on how to submit an application.


JPF01427 Junior Specialist in a Marine Ecology Laboratory - Marine 
Science Institute

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 

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 

The Junior Specialist will also be responsible for physical oceanography 
data collection using a variety of
instruments and be expected to participate in field expeditions without 
the PI, which will entail them
using their creativity to set up their own experiments to expand our 
ongoing work in Moorea.

Basic qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in biology, marine biology, ecology, or 3 years of 
equivalent experience required at
the time of application
• SCUBA and AAUS certification with 100’ depth certification.

Additional qualifications:
• 2 years experience handling small vessels in near-shore systems.
• 2 years experience with physical oceanography instrumentation.
• 1 year experience with basic data management and analyses including 
the use of computer software
packages such as PGAdmin, Excel and SeaTerm.

Preferred qualifications:
• Experience in field marine ecology, Indo-Pacific coral reef biology 
and taxonomy, and oceanographic
• Demonstrate skills to design and conduct their own experiments in 
coral reef ecology.

Special Requirements:
• Applicants must have a good driving record with a California driver’s 
• 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.

Please note this position is a combination of 100% time some months, and 
part-time some other

The anticipated start date of the position is January 2019 and it is for 
9 months total from January 2019 to
September 2019. It will be full time for January, June, July and August 
and 65% (26 hours/week) for
February, March, April and May with the possibility of extension 
depending on performance and funding

Salary and benefits are competitive, commensurate with the applicant’s 
qualifications and experience.

Electronic applications (including a cover letter, CV and names only of 
3 references) should be sent to:

For full consideration, please apply by December 13, 2018. Thereafter, 
position will be open until filled.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute 
to the diversity and excellence of
the academic community through research, teaching and service as 
appropriate to the position.

Andrew J

*Andrew J. Brooks, PhD*

*(805) 893-7670**


MarineScience Institute

Building 520
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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