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Junior Specialist: Center for Watershed Sciences

Openings are anticipated throughout the year in the Center for Watershed Sciences at the University of California, Davis for non-tenured, academic term appointments as Junior Specialists. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies each year, depending on the needs of the Center.

This position will aid in implementing studies that look at the abiotic and biotic conditions in various watersheds environments in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California with regard to amphibian or aquatic habitats. Duties include monitoring of amphibian populations using pittagging and radio telemetry equipment, assessment of habitat conditions using basic stream and meadow survey techniques, compiling and entering all field data into excel and access databases. Synthesize and analyze data, may include helping draft annual reports, actively and significantly involved in publishable research activities as reviewing journal articles, engage in discussions on research to assist interpreting results and possibly assist researchers with preparation of manuscripts for peer-review journals, participate in environmental based professional or technical societies, groups or organizations. The candidates will work with other researchers on the project, but may also be in charge of field assistants in the summer who will assist in data collection. Field excursions may extend for multiple days at a time, flexibility in work schedule is necessary. The data will be analyzed statistically for comparison to data collected by other researchers on the project, knowledge of basic statistics is required.

Bachelor degree in ecology, biology, environmental studies, hydrology or related field required.

Experience monitoring amphibians or aquatic organisms.

Experience synthesizing and analyzing collected data.

Experience working in remote field locations for multiple days at a time.

Ability to use Microsoft Excel, Access and other software application to compile and enter data.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with pittagging and using radio telemetry equipment with amphibian species, stream and aquatic survey techniques and protocols.

Ability to process data, provide statistical analysis, and perform technical writing.

Experience backpacking in remote field locations.

Ability to perform basic Statistics.

Term of Appointment:
Short-term seasonal at 100% time based on project needs. April 15, 2017 - December 31, 2017.

Salary Range:
Junior Specialist l -$17.99/hour or Junior Specialist II - $19.18/hour salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Job Location:
Davis, California

Curriculum Vitae - Most recent updated CV
Cover Letter
Statement of Research (Optional)
Statement of Teaching (Optional)
Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit
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How to Apply:

Apply at Please provide a cover letter describing your qualifications, including your experience surveying in abiotic and biotic conditions in watersheds regarding amphibian habitats.

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