Position overview Position title: Assistant Researcher in Marine Mammal Biology Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Percent time: Part-time (65%)
Anticipated start: As soon as possible after initial review of the applications.
Position duration: Initial appointment will be for two years. Reappointment may be considered contingent upon the availability of work and appropriate funding.
Open date: December 8th, 2021
Most recent review date: Friday, Jan 7, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Thursday, Dec 8, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position Assistant Researcher in Marine Mammal Biology. Under the direction of IMS Director Daniel Costa, the Assistant Researcher will be responsible for conducting research on physiological and behavioral responses of northern elephant seals to both natural and anthropogenic disturbance.
The individual will be responsible for coordinating sample and data analysis with researchers at other institutions; leading field research efforts; processing and analyzing both archival and satellite transmitted animal movement data and conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) data from instruments made by the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) and should therefore have experience with appropriate quantitative methods; overseeing the publication of research results and other project deliverables; applying for additional funding to support on-going work; and project management, including the following: administrative tasks (e.g. - budgeting, hiring personnel, equipment acquisition, IACUC protocols, controlled substances, and health and safety).
The researcher must have extensive experience with elephant seal flipper tag resighting, capture and sedation, instrumentation, and tissue sampling, and be prepared to train and supervise other personnel in these methods. Additionally, the researcher must be well versed in R and MATLAB and have experience with demographic databases.
In addition to engaging in independent research, the position requires the researcher effectively lead field teams and organize research in remote field sites, and consistently demonstrate constructive collaboration in their work. The Coastal Science Campus fosters a spirit of collaboration, and the selected candidate would be supported towards building new collaborations with fellow UCSC researchers and will be encouraged to continue our existing collaborations with researchers at UCSC and other local institutions and organizations. Applicants with experience teaching and mentoring younger researchers, team leadership skills, and active education and outreach efforts are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience interfacing marine vertebrate behavior with oceanographic processes is highly preferred.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application) Ph.D. (or an equivalent foreign degree) in ecology, evolutionary biology, bioacoustics, ethology, wildlife biology, environmental science, behavioral analysis, natural resources and conservation, wildlife and range management, or a closely related field and minimum of five years experience in field research with pinnipeds.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., which must include a list of publications.
Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.
3-6 letters of reference required
Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation*. Note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.
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