Institute of Marine Sciences: Fisheries Collaborative Program Specialist Pool (Ongoing)
The Fisheries Collaborative Program (FCP) in the Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of specialist who may be appointed to support research on the conservation and management of California's living marine resources, which encompasses areas of research such as, but not limited to fisheries biology, marine science, oceanography, climate variability, and natural resources management.
The Fisheries Collaborative Program (FCP) helps foster research collaborations between National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists, UCSC faculty, IMS researchers, and students. The research activities of the FCP include field and laboratory experiments, modeling, and computational studies, which involve marine and freshwater species and habitats where comprehensive studies are being conducted on the ecology and life history of Pacific salmonids and other fishes. The FCP serves to support and resource managers and fisheries and resource science in general.
Under the direction of an assigned UCSC IMS Research supervisor (see IMS Research Cluster Groups at https://ims.ucsc.edu/research/cluster-groups/index.html) and NOAA Science Advisor(s), the FCP specialists will use their expertise to contribute to various field and laboratory research projects; analyze datasets; and, contribute to presentations, reports, and peer-reviewed publications.
Applicants with expertise in any of the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply: population modeling, analysis of animal movement, tagging and tracking of aquatic species, species interactions, habitat analysis, predator-prey relationships, impacts of climate on marine organisms, computer programming (e.g., MATLAB, R, etc.), database management, and/or statistical analysis.
SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent foreign degree) in fisheries sciences and management, marine biology and biological oceanography, ocean/marine sciences, oceanography, ecology, evolutionary biology, environmental science, biology, or a related field. Degree requirements must be met at the time of application.
Experience contributing to field or laboratory studies in the areas of fisheries biology, natural resource management, marine science, zoology or other related field (experience can be obtained while completing Bachelor's degree).
POSITION AVAILABLE Appointments are contingent on the hiring unit's need and the availability of funding.
DURATION OF POSITION Initial appointment will be full-time for one year. Reappointment may be considered contingent upon the availability of work and appropriate funding.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.
RECRUITMENT PERIOD Applications for this recruitment will be accepted through October 15, 2021. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments through January 30, 2022. Initial appointments made after this period must be made through other recruitments.
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