*Assistant Project Scientist Position*
University of California, Santa Barbara
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)’s National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) invites applicants for a 100% time Assistant Project Scientist Position with the Ocean Health Index Research Team.
This new, multi-year project aims to assess ocean health annually over the past decade for each of several sub-regions within British Columbia, Canada using the Ocean Health Index. The Ocean Health Index has been developed over the past 5 years by a large, collaborative team of international scientists and is now being adapted and applied to specific regions around the world using more regionally specific data, refined methods, and software developed in-house.
The Index will be adapted to the regional context and available data for British Columbia, and will be used to evaluate how different management actions have affected various aspects of ocean health across space and through time. The position will be part of a dynamic research team based at NCEAS and the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB.
The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.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, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected
Veterans and individuals with disabilities
*Develop new approaches (conceptual and modeling) for different components of the Ocean Health Index with the British Colombia regional context
*Work with team to apply new approaches via a recently developed software toolbox based in R
*Lead writing efforts to publish results in scientific journals
*Communicate and represent project deliverables at workshops and meetings
*PhD in environmental science, geography, social science, ecology or related field, preferably with a coastal or marine focus
*Experience with R; openness, ability, and motivation to learning new R packages and programming approaches
*Strong organizational and time management skills
*Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both in writing and speaking
*Creativity and confidence in working as a team member and as an individual
*3 years experience working as part of a scientific research team
*Leadership experience in a research setting
Start date is negotiable, but ideally Jan. 5, 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.
*Salary and Benefits:*Assistant Project Scientist Position, with salary step commensurate with qualifications. Full time appointment for two years from start date, with strong possibility for additional year of employment contingent upon funding and performance. Full benefits package included.
Please submit resume, cover letter, list of references and writing sample via UCSB’s online application system, at http://jobs.ucsb.edu/hrunder job #JPF00403. Applications received by Nov. 5, 2014 will be given preference.