Project Scientist at NOAA (Monterey, CA)

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Project Scientist at NOAA (Monterey, CA)

#1 Post by mjacox » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:08 pm

The Institute of Marine Sciences ( at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in collaboration with Drs. Steven Bograd, Elliott Hazen, and Mike Jacox of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Services, seek one or more Assistant / Associate Project Scientist(s) (Ecologist or Oceanographer) to help with ongoing projects (i) analyzing top predator data, (ii) analyzing oceanographic datasets in support of fisheries management, (iii) synthesizing ecosystem data in support of Integrated Ecosystem Assessments, and/or (iv) running and analyzing ocean/ecosystem models for historical, near-real-time, seasonal forecasting, and climate projection applications. The position(s) will be based at the NOAA/SWFSC laboratory in Monterey, California.

The Project Scientist(s) will initiate projects and partnerships with federal and academic collaborators, write code, perform advanced statistics and data analysis, and summarize scientific findings in the form of written manuscripts and oral presentations. Responsibilities also include serving as the primary and, in other cases, co-author on peer- reviewed manuscripts; helping write project reports for funding agencies; and co-writing grant proposals to continue existing and develop new projects that are NOAA relevant. The Project Scientist (s) will collaborate with postdoctoral researchers, students, and NOAA scientists.

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply: Experience developing and ideally leading research analyses; experience with analytical software packages (e.g. R, MatLab, ArcGIS, Python) and statistical analysis of spatial and temporal data; experience with regional ocean/ecosystem modeling (e.g., in ROMS); and/or knowledge of multivariate statistics or Bayesian statistics.

RANK: Assistant to Associate Project Scientist

SALARY: Minimum salary $55,700, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D.(or foreign equivalent degree) in Oceanography, Ecology, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Statistics, or Computer Science; experience working with oceanographic and/or ecological datasets; and a demonstrated knowledge of oceanography, ecology, and/or marine ecosystem dynamics.

POSITION AVAILABLE: As soon as possible after the initial review of applications.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of reappointment. Reappointment
is contingent upon positive performance review and the availability of funding.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a letter of application that addresses how you meet the position’s qualifications, a curriculum vitae, writing samples of published material (a minimum of one is required and a maximum of three will be accepted), and the names and contact information of three references whom we may contact for confidential letters of recommendation* (confidential letters will be requested for those candidates under serious consideration). Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.
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CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on January 16, 2018. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than June 30, 2019.

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