Hi everyone,

We currently have funding for a Postdoc to work with us in the Citizen Science Department at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The 18-month position is funded by the California Ocean Protection Council will design innovative approaches and analyses in support of marine protected area (MPA) management in California.  The Citizen Science Postdoc will focus on scientifically tractable questions specific to the management of California's MPAs, California coastal ecology, Snapshot Cal Coast and other MPA outreach efforts, grounded in a) the State of California's long-term MPA monitoring Action Plan and b) the continuing development and improvement of Snapshot Cal Coast and the use of the iNaturalist platform. We are interested in answering questions about California coastal ecology and changing ocean conditions, the integration of citizen science efforts into MPA management, and refinements to Academy citizen science efforts including but not limited to: investigating patterns in community structure and diversity, documenting and understanding implications of species range shifts, integrating species occurrence records with climate data, modeling species distributions, etc.

You can find the job description and instructions for applying here: http://calacademy.snaphire.com/jobdetails;jsessionid=755B728AA6DCDC2DAAA3873340145AA7?ajid=xbxZ8

Please pass this along to anyone you know who might be interested and qualified!


Rebecca F. Johnson, Ph.D.
Citizen Science
California Academy of Sciences

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Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118
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