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Postdoctoral Scholar in Ocean Chemistry, Ecological Change and Coastal Communities

Application Window

Open date: July 28th, 2021

Last review date: Wednesday, Aug 18, 2021 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, Dec 31, 2021 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.

Position description

Postdoctoral Scholar in Ocean Chemistry, Ecological Change and Coastal Communities

A postdoctoral research scholar position is available at the University of California at Davis, Bodega Marine Laboratory. The position is suitable for remote or in person work at Bodega Marine Laboratory.

The successful candidate will work on a project that integrates oceanographic data with ecological data-syntheses on species-specific responses to the synergistic effects of ocean acidification, oxygenation, and temperature change. The work connects to ongoing research on the vulnerability of human communities in California and Oregon to these same threats. This is part of an interdisciplinary set of projects with PIs at UC Davis (Hill, Gaylord, Sanford), UC Santa Cruz (Kroeker), Oregon State University (Spalding, Wolters), San Diego State University (Levine) and the California Ocean Science Trust (Whiteman, Teneva).

Specifically, the postdoctoral scholar would have leadership opportunities in projects relating to:
● Integration of oceanographic data with a synthesis of ecological vulnerability thresholds: developing interpretations and products that aim to understand the impacts of oceanographic change on key US West Coast species
● Connecting these findings to research on the adaptive capacity of the aquaculture industry and other marine resource dependent coastal communities, including downscaling oceanographic and ecological data to specific communities
● Public engagement, including collaborations with community partners, workshops with managers and decision makers, and opportunities to further develop science communication and community engagement practices
● Mentoring of graduate students and undergraduate students in related projects

Successful candidates will benefit from a dynamic and highly collaborative environment and the opportunity to interact with the extended scientific community at UC Davis, which ranks among the top 10 public research universities in the US. The UC Davis Bodega Marine Lab research team would serve as the primary mentors for this postdoctoral position and aim to provide a postdoctoral experience that launches the candidate into their next career step. We seek a scholar who will enjoy working in an interdisciplinary team that considers impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems across multiple spatial and temporal scales. The postdoctoral scholar will be encouraged to present their research at scientific conferences as well as lead author and coauthor work derived from these projects.

Additional information on the Bodega Marine Laboratory research team can be found here: https://www.bodegaoceanacidification.com/ Additional information on the primary project the postdoctoral scholar would be able to work on is here: https://www.lenfestocean.org/en/research-projects/geospatial-patterns-and-species-impacts-of-changing-ocean-chemistry-on-the-west-coast
While the position will be based at Bodega Marine Laboratory, it can be completed remotely with minimal travel (1-2 weeks/year) to California for team meetings. There are no fieldwork requirements for this position.

This is a full time position with salary based upon experience (see UC Davis salary tables) and includes benefits. This is a one-year appointment and may be extended upon satisfactory performance and funding availability. Additionally, there may be opportunities for teaching at UC Davis based upon the interests of the applicant.
Postdoctoral scholars at UC Davis are supported by the Postdoctoral Scholars Association, which provides professional development and career support, as well as a variety of other professional development programs. They are also represented by the Postdoctoral Scholar Bargaining Unit.
We aim to provide the most accessible experience possible to support a postdoctoral scholar who will thrive in this position. The University of California Davis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Qualifications:
A PhD in a relevant field (marine science, oceanography, geosciences, biological sciences, or similar) is required. Candidates must be within the first 5 years of their Ph.D. degree date, based upon UC Davis policy.
Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in:
● large oceanographic datasets and ocean biogeochemistry
● oceanographic and ecological modeling, spatial interpolation techniques, statistical tools, and/or GIS.
● programming in R and data management in GitHub
● publication of scientific results, and a publication record appropriate for career stage

How to Apply:
Applicants should submit a cover letter with a brief description of thesis research, a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion and contact information for three references. For suggestions on writing a statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, please see
https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/guidelines-writing-diversity-statement
Application material should be submitted via the online application system at:
https ://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF042946

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-fre e campus. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products , and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e -cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors , including parking lots and residential space .

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and
is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all
qualified applicants to apply including women, minorities , individuals with
disabilities , and veterans .

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    A PhD in a relevant field (marine science, oceanography, geosciences, biological sciences, or similar) is required. Candidates must be within the first 5 years of their Ph.D. degree date, based upon UC Davis policy.

Preferred qualifications

    ● large oceanographic datasets and ocean biogeochemistry
    ● oceanographic and ecological modeling, spatial interpolation techniques, statistical tools, and/or GIS.
    ● programming in R and data management in GitHub
    ● publication of scientific results, and a publication record appropriate for career stage

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04296

Help contact: caesser@ucdavis.edu

Campus Information

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals’ with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

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Job location

Bodega, CA