Institute of Marine Sciences: Fisheries & Seafood Systems Human Dimensions Specialists
The Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for Fisheries & Seafood Systems Human Dimensions Specialists. Under the direction of Dr. Carrie Pomeroy, the specialists will assist in conducting research and outreach activities related to the human dimensions of California fisheries and other ocean uses, seafood supply systems, coastal communities and marine policy. Throughout the year, the specialists will work from a home base in Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara or possibly Eureka, California, periodically traveling within the state for fieldwork.
Duties include include the following: conduct archival research and literature review, assisting with field data collection (interviews, surveys, and observation), data entry, synthesis and preliminary analyses; assist with development and dissemination of research and outreach materials; plan and implement group meetings; and coordinate activities with project partners and participants. Because this work entails conducting interviews, the position requires particularly strong interpersonal communication skills (both written and verbal).
Applicants with a minimum of two of the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply:
Knowledge and experience related to the human dimensions of fisheries, port communities, and/or seafood supply systems.
Experience conducting interviews.
Experience developing and conducting outreach with diverse audiences.
Advanced experience organizing and analyzing data with R Studio or equivalent.
Advanced experience analyzing qualitative data.
Experience conducting computer-assisted qualitative data analysis.
Experience conducting social assessment for policy analysis.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Selected candidates must possess (or readily obtain) a valid license to drive in the state of California.
Bachelor's degree (or an equivalent foreign degree) in a social science field (including economics), fisheries, or marine sciences. It is expected that the degree requirement will be completed by June 15, 2021, but no later than August 31, 2021.
A minimum of three months (one academic quarter) of social science field research, social science research methods coursework, or other work experience related to the human dimensions of fisheries, commercial fishing, seafood supply systems, and/or socioeconomic impact analysis/assessment.
Experience organizing and analyzing data with R Studio (or similar program) and/or conducting qualitative data analysis.
The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.
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