Employment

Lecturer position in Herpetology

Posted: October 5, 2022

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology offers atemporary  Lecturer position in Herpetology

APPOINTMENT DATE:
Winter Quarter 2023: 01/09/2023 to 03/17/2023

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach  one upper division course  in Herpetology: WFC 134

QUALIFICATIONS: Appropriate professional degree, e.g., doctorate or master’s  degree  (or 30 units of  graduate coursework); demonstrated  teaching  ability;  a developing record of scholarly or professional achievement in an area of expertise  related to the subject area of the course.

GENERAL  INFORMATION: Temporary  lecturers  are  selected  to  fill  specialized positions that require  professional as well as academic expertise.

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience.

COURSE AVAILABILITY: The following course is available for Winter quarter 2023:
Herpetology: WFC134
See link below for  full  course  description.
http://catalog.ucdavis.edu/programs/WFC/WFCcourses.html

APPLICATIONS:
For full consideration, applications must be received 10/26/2022. Interested candidates should submit a   cover letter, a curriculum vita, evidence of teaching proficiency and three names of reference.

Candidates may be asked for further evidence of scholarship or teaching effectiveness at a later date. Candidates must apply online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF05271.

This  position  is  covered  by  collective  bargaining  agreement.  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, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Junior Specialist for Fangue Laboratory (JPF04831)

Posted: March 24, 2022

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on questions in the field of Eco-physiology; relating to aquatic animals’ thermal performance, swimming performance, and behavior near engineered structures.

This person may also be involved in acoustic telemetry studies in the Sacramento/San Joaquin Watersheds focusing on juvenile Chinook Salmon survival and movement behavior.

The position requires the candidate to conduct experiments with fishes, including their environmental tolerances (CTM), preferences, and behavior. This may including laboratory-based experimental research and/or field based observational research utilizing telemetry technologies. Applicant will preferably have experience with CA native anadromous fishes, specifically salmonids and sturgeons. This position will be involved in research aimed at improving our understanding of the ecology of native fishes with direct application to the conservation of these species.

General responsibilities include the care of sensitive fish species, construction/maintenance of experimental systems, and performance of high quality research in a laboratory or field setting. Working outdoors in various weather conditions; working in Quonset Hut-type laboratories where indoor temperatures can exceed outdoor temperatures; working evenings or weekends to fulfill experimental or test fish maintenance requirements, as well a working during normal working hours in temperature-controlled office and laboratories. Must be able to move coolers filled with water and fish (up to 50 lbs.); must be able to withstand the weather and temperature-related working conditions as previously described with possible work as a deckhand on a university boat. Responsibilities may also include maintaining acoustic telemetry equipment in the field/lab, assisting during acoustic transmitter implantation, and assisting in quality control of datasets. A successful applicant will be required to communicate with funding agencies, write technical reports, and contribute in the preparation of journal articles. They will attend laboratory meetings, review journal articles, engage in discussions on research and the interpretation of research results, and have the possibility of presenting research findings at technical meetings and professional societies.

The ideal candidate will have strong problem-solving, interpersonal, and communication skills, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team. They will also have demonstrated the attention to detail required to successfully collect, organize and store data.

The duties of this position are designated to the following criteria:

Research (90%):
The incumbent will help design and execute studies in consultation with the PI and other project scientists. They will provide feedback on aspects of the studies. They will help with collecting and summarizing data, may assist in data analyses, and will provide information to be used for annual and related reports. They will assist the project by writing annual permitting reports and by participating in lab discussions. They will contribute to, edit, and provide feedback on any publications resulting from
the work. They will be involved in animal use protocol reporting and compliance, as well as writing protocols.

Professional Competence (5%)
The incumbent may be able to participate in regional meetings. The incumbent will be expected to interact with and engage stakeholders and other agencies involved in wildlife management.

University and Public Service (5%)
The incumbent may assist in training or mentoring of other junior scientists or project personnel or participate in university or other groups to improve equity and inclusion in the sciences.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor degree in fisheries sciences, biology, conservation, marine science, neurobiology, physiology,behavior or related field by the time of the appointment.
    [In general, it is inappropriate to appoint an individual with a Master’s or doctoral degree in the relevantdiscipline or a baccalaureate degree plus three or more years of experience with the specialized methodsas a Junior Specialist.]
  • Experience with aquatic animal care.
  • Understanding of fish disease and water quality.
  • Ability to lift and maneuver 50 pounds throughout the day.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in field or laboratory research.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Experience in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint or other appropriate computer programs to organize,summarize and analyze data.
  • Proficiency in both written and verbal English.
  • Good oral and written skills to communicate data summary to staff and colleagues.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to think critically and troubleshoot problems.
  • Ability to read and explain material safety data sheets (MSDS) and knowledge of laboratory safety andproper use and handling of potentially hazardous chemicals.
  • Proficient in the use of basic hand tools.
  • Provide own, reliable, transportation to and from work site; Valid CA license and acceptable drivingrecord.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience handling native CA sturgeon and salmonids
  • Experience working independently and as a team, and in seeking more tasks as work load lessens
  • Experience with plumbing and/or construction
  • Experience with acoustic telemetry technologies (Vemco, JSATS, etc.)
  • Experience with standard fisheries data collection (e.g. fish identification, length/weight measurement) and experience handling and transporting fish
  • Knowledge of GPS equipment, GIS software, and with R or other statistical software
  • Experience working on boats in rivers/streams, lakes, or ocean
  •  Has taken motorboat operation certification course (MOCC or equivalent)
  • Has a working knowledge of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Watershed

APPLICATION DETAILS:
SALARY RANGE: Step 1, $46,800 + benefits

TO APPLY: Please go to the following link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04831. Applicants should submit cover
letter indicating how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, your most recent CV and contact
information for 2-3 recent references. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to Jessica Gonzalez (or Anna Lee) via email to metroap@ucdavis.edu.

Junior Specialist & Assistant Specialist for Todd Laboratory in Herpetology & Wildlife Conservation (JPF04556)

Posted: Noverber 5, 2021

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to be involved in research related to the conservation and ecology of California’s reptiles and amphibians. Opportunities will generally involve research with threatened or endangered species, including species like the Mojave Desert Tortoise.

The position requires the candidate to conduct field or lab studies with reptiles or amphibians. This may include laboratory-based experimental research/husbandry and/or field-based observational research using radio- telemetry technologies. The applicant will preferably have experience with CA native reptiles and amphibians and/or experience with radio-telemetry and sensitive-status species. This position will be involved in research aimed at improving our understanding of the ecology of native herpetofauna with direct application to the conservation of these species.

General responsibilities include the care of sensitive reptile species, construction/maintenance of experimental and husbandry systems, and performance of high-quality research in a laboratory or field setting. Working outdoors in various weather conditions, including remote field areas where temperatures can reach extremes (e.g., Mojave Desert); working evenings or weekends to fulfill experimental or test animal maintenance requirements, as well a working during normal working hours in temperature-controlled office and lab facilities. Must be able to lift equipment up to 30 lbs.; must be able to withstand the weather and temperature-related working conditions as previously described with careful attention to personal safety and avoiding weather- related illness. Responsibilities may also include maintaining telemetry equipment in the field/lab, assisting during transmitter deployment, data collection, and assisting in data entry and quality control of datasets. A successful applicant will be required to communicate with funding agencies, help write technical and permitting reports, and contribute in the preparation of journal articles. Depending on field duties and schedule, they will attend laboratory meetings, review journal articles, engage in discussions on research and the interpretation of research results, and may have the possibility of presenting research findings at technical meetings and professional societies.

The ideal candidate will have strong problem-solving, interpersonal, and communication skills, as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. They will also have demonstrated the attention to detail required to successfully collect, organize, and store data, as well as to communicate critical project needs, changes, or challenges to senior staff and faculty in a collaborative setting.

The duties of this position are designated to the following criteria:

Research (90%):

The incumbent will help design and execute studies in consultation with the PI and other project scientists. They will provide feedback on aspects of the studies. They will help with collecting and summarizing data, may assist in data analyses, and will provide information to be used for annual and related reports. They will assist the project by writing annual permitting reports and by participating in lab discussions. They will contribute to, edit, and provide feedback on any publications resulting from the work. They will be involved in animal use protocol reporting and compliance, as well as writing protocols.

Professional Competence (5%)

The incumbent may be able to participate in regional meetings. The incumbent will be expected to interact with and engage stakeholders and other agencies involved in wildlife management.

University and Public Service (5%)

The incumbent may assist in training or mentoring of other junior scientists or project personnel or participate in university or other groups to improve equity and inclusion in the sciences.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • For Junior Specialist: Bachelor degree in biology, conservation, ecology, wildlife or similar discipline relevant or related to the research conducted in the hiring unit.
  • For Assistant Specialist: Master’s degree in biology, conservation, ecology, wildlife (or similar relevant discipline), or five years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization; OR possession of a relevant baccalaureate degree plus three or more years of research experience.
  • Ability to lift and maneuver 30 pounds throughout the day.
  • Experience in field or laboratory research.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Experience in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint or other appropriate computer programs to organize, summarize and analyze data.
  • Proficiency in both written and verbal English.
  • Good oral and written skills to communicate data summary to staff and colleagues.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to think critically and troubleshoot problems.
  • Ability to read and explain material safety data sheets (MSDS) and knowledge of laboratory safety and proper use and handling of potentially hazardous chemicals.
  • Proficient in the use of basic hand tools.
  • Provide own, reliable, transportation to and from work site; Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
  • Commitment to a safe, equitable, and inclusive work environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with animal care/husbandry.
  • Experience handling native CA reptiles or closely related species, including ability to obtain permits for handling desert tortoise or other similarly threatened native species.
  • Experience working independently and as a team, and in seeking more tasks as work load lessens.
  • Experience with radio-telemetry technologies.
  • Experience with standard reptile or amphibian data collection (e.g. identification, length/weight measurement) and experience handling and transporting animals.
  • Knowledge of GPS equipment, GIS software, and with R or other statistical software.
  • Experience working in remote field or laboratory locations.
  • Has basic first-aid or wilderness training and certifications.

APPLICATION DETAILS:

SALARY RANGE (100% annual + benefits):

 

  • Jr. Specialist, Step I - $46,800
  • Asst. Specialist, Step I - $54,900

TO APPLY: Please go to the following link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04556. Applicants should submit cover letter indicating how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, your most recent CV and contact information for 2-3 recent references. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies each year, depending on the needs of the laboratory.

Appointments will vary in length up to a 12-month appointment with the possibility of extension contingent upon funding and performance.

QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to Jessica Gonzalez (or Anna Lee) via email to metroap@ucdavis.edu.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and
Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify. UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

HIP 21-04 Assistant Professor of Quantitative Fisheries Ecology (JPF04378)

Posted: October 8, 2021

Assistant Professor of quantitative fisheries ecology
Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, University of California, Davis

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis announces an Assistant Professor faculty position (9- month) in the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong background in any current or emerging area that will fit within our department’s disciplinary focus in.

As one of the country’s leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with exceptional potential for research, teaching, and inclusive excellence. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education, such as (but not limited to) women, underrepresented minorities, individuals self-identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation, undocumented students, or students with any intersections in between. Successful candidates will help advance UC Davis’ strategic goal of improving access and building an inclusive community for all marginalized populations. The successful candidate also will have an accomplished track record (calibrated to career stage) of teaching, research, or service activities addressing the needs of underrepresented minorities, and a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will continue to contribute to the University’s mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population. Applicants’ track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications for a faculty appointment.

Responsibilities:
The Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology (WFCB), in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis, is recruiting an Assistant Professor of quantitative fisheries ecology. This is an academic year (9-month), tenure-track position with teaching, research, outreach/engagement and service responsibilities.

For this position, the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology is seeking applicants who advance the field of fisheries science and management, with an emphasis on innovative quantitative approaches. Particular, but not exclusive, consideration will be given to those with expertise in ecosystem-based fisheries management, broadly defined. The successful candidate will engage in collaborative and coordinated research with colleagues from across the campus, including the Bodega Marine Laboratory. Departmental service, collegiality, and excellence in teaching are highly valued in WFCB, and the appointee will be expected to participate in committee work, service, undergraduate and graduate advising, and other responsibilities that are shared by department faculty.

The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program in multidisciplinary, quantitative fisheries ecology. The appointee is also expected to demonstrate evidence of potential for excellence in teaching. The appointee will be responsible for teaching existing courses and/or courses developed by the appointee that fill departmental needs, are consistent with the department's commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, and complement existing courses with a marine and/or quantitative focus. The appointee will be responsible for teaching 2-3 undergraduate courses annually and contribute to graduate level teaching and training. Depending on the candidate's expertise, potential topics across undergraduate and graduate levels for new courses include quantitative fisheries science or ecosystem-based management. Examples of relevant existing courses in the WFCB undergraduate curriculum include WFC 122 (Population Dynamics & Estimation) or WFC 144 (Marine Conservation Science). The appointee will regularly advise undergraduate and graduate students. Participation in and development of public outreach and/or community engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service is expected. This position is expected to work with Cooperative Extension specialists and advisors, partners in allied agencies or other appropriate public stakeholders.

This position is part of the UC Davis “Sustainable Marine Resources Initiative (SMRI): The Future of Food from the Sea,” coordinated by the cross-campus Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute (http://cmsi.ucdavis.edu). This hiring initiative includes two additional faculty positions in resource economics and aquaculture biology, as well as additional hires in partnership with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The appointee will also have the opportunity to participate in UC Davis’ new NSF-funded, interdisciplinary graduate training program in Sustainable Oceans: From Policy to Science to Decisions
(https://cmsi.ucdavis.edu/nsf-research-traineeship/index.html).

Qualifications:
Ph.D. or equivalent degree in fisheries science, ecology and evolutionary biology, applied mathematics and statistics, or an equivalent field. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Evidence of research excellence is expected. The candidate should have the ability, or demonstrate the potential, to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses and the ability to develop and conduct extramurally funded research in quantitative fisheries ecology.

Salary:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications:
Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2021.

Required application materials include: 1) curriculum vitae including publication list and funding record, 2) up to three publications, 3) transcripts if the applicant is within five years of Ph.D. degree, 4) research statement including accomplishments and future research plans relevant to the position description, 5) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, 6) statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, 7) four letters of reference, and 8) signed and uploaded “Authorization to Release Information” form. Additional inquiries should be directed to Dirk Van Vuren, Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology (dhvanvuren@ucdavis.edu).

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, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.