Last review date:Friday, Oct 4, 2019 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: Friday, Oct 25, 2019 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.
Description: The Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management at the University of California, Berkeley has an opening for an Assistant/Associate Specialist position in the laboratory of Dr. Scott Stephens. The Stephens Lab seeks to evaluate the efficacy of fire hazards reduction treatments, how wildfire impacts mountain hydrology, forest succession, and carbon dynamics in forests, and to develop new wildland fuel inventory methods combining field and remotely sensed data.
This position is responsible for performing work in support of an interdisciplinary research project including aspects of wildland fire science and forest ecology. The goal of these projects is to evaluate management strategies for improving forest ecosystem resilience. The successful candidate will work with a team of researchers to complete this research project.
The major duties include:
Assist in conducting, coordinating, and managing multiple research studies on fire science and management in California forests.
Gather, compile and analyze data to determine landscape vegetation change associated with a long-term managed wildfire program. This includes use of geospatial and statistical techniques.
Write up study results in a format suitable for publication in scientific journals with the PI and others.
Basic Qualifications required at the time of application: Bachelor's degree or equivalent international degree.
Additional Qualifications required by start date:
The successful candidate will have at least 3 years of research experience in a lab/field work.
Preferred Qualifications by start date:
Master's Degree or equivalent international degree.
Demonstrated ability to assist in overseeing field crews for ecological research.
Demonstrated R programming skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, theories, concepts, and techniques of forest and fire ecology.
Understanding of the established methods and techniques relating to field study design, data collection and analysis, and sampling protocols.
Demonstrated knowledge of a range of forest management activities and their effects.
Demonstrated experience in comparing forest structure and composition across a range of forest conditions.
Demonstrated ability to work in rugged terrain under conditions that are often challenging, including wind, rain, snow, and cold. Considerable hiking, bending, and climbing, often over rough, uneven surfaces or mountainous terrain is required.
Appointment: This position reports to Dr. Scott Stephens. The initial appointment will be at 100% time for one year with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding. The anticipated start date of this position will be Fall 2019.
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience based on UC Berkeley Assistant/Associate Specialist Series salary scale. This position provides full benefits.
Letters of references may be solicited for finalists. We will seek your permission before contacting your references. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center) to the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
The University of California, Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.
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Cover Letter - 1-2 page cover letter describing your research experience.
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