Reserve Steward, McLaughlin Natural Reserve, UC Davis
Resident Director, Hastings Natural History Reservation, UC Berkeley
Postdoctoral Fellow, La Kretz Research Center at Sedgwick Reserve, UC Santa Barbara
McLaughlin Reserve is a research station, used for University-level research and teaching, and supporting overnight and working facilities located on approximately 7,000 acres of land in a rural/wild part of northern California. We are seeking an individual skilled in manual work, interested in working and living in a rural area, and generally knowledgeable about natural history and ecology.
Job entails primarily facilities, equipment, and infrastructure maintenance, with seasonal land management work. Facilities include standard stick-built and industrial buildings, equipment includes cars, trucks, tractors, and two-cycle engine tools, and infrastructure includes roads and fences.
Job posting is located on UC Davis's website (see link below). Job location is in Lake County at McLaughlin Natural Reserve (https://naturalreserves.ucdavis.edu/mclaughlin-reserve)
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Hastings Natural History Reservation, UC Berkeley
Apply online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01832
The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at the University of California, Berkeley, is seeking applications for a Resident Director for the Hastings Natural History Reservation. This position is in the Academic Coordinator 2 Series, Steps 1-10. The position is full-time (100% appointment); salary is commensurate with experience. Hastings is a 2500-acre field station located in the Carmel Valley of Monterey County, CA. As part of the University of California Natural Reserve System (https://ucnrs.org), Hastings serves as an internationally recognized center for field research and field-based educational activities.
The Resident Director will oversee all day-to-day aspects of the operations at Hastings, including maintenance and development of the physical facilities, coordination of visitor activities, and management of financial resources. In addition, the Resident Director is expected to engage in significant public outreach efforts such as (1) interacting with local land trusts, NGOs, and government agencies to promote understanding of the Reservation and (2) encouraging use of Hastings for workshops, symposia, and small conferences that are consistent with the research and education goals of the Reservation. The Resident Director will also play an active role in fundraising to support the Reservation, including preparing competitive grant proposals and interfacing with campus fundraising efforts. The Resident Director will supervise the activities of the Reserve Steward and will work closely with the Faculty Director at the MVZ to shape the research and educational goals of the Reservation.
A bachelor's degree (or equivalent international degree) is required at the time of application
A graduate degree (M.S or Ph.D. in biology or equivalent international degree) is strongly desired, ideally with an emphasis in ecology, conservation, or ecosystem management. Experience with contractors and maintenance of physical facilities is preferred.
This is a full-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience.
How to apply
To apply, please go to the following link: http://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01832
- Create an ApplicantID
- Provide required information and documents
- Provide required reference information
Applicants should submit the following materials:
- A cover letter — The cover letter should address both applicant's qualifications and their vision for Hastings within the context of the academic and research missions of the MVZ and the NRS.
- A curriculum vitae
- 3 letters of reference
The cover letter should address both the applicant’s qualifications and their vision for Hastings within the context of the academic and research missions of the MVZ and the NRS. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (e.g., dossier service or career center) to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality available at http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html prior to submitting their letters. Application materials should be uploaded to https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply.
This position will be open until filled. The anticipated start date is 10/01/2018. Questions regarding the nature of the position should be addressed to the Faculty Director, Eileen Lacey (firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions regarding the application process and online submission of documents should be addressed to Malaysha Nolan (email@example.com).
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.
Carmel Valley, CA
La Kretz Research Center at Sedgwick Reserve, UC Santa Barbara
Apply online at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01301
Under Direction of Professor Frank Davis, the newly-established La Kretz Research Center at Sedgwick Reserve, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is recruiting 1-2 postdoctoral research scientists to work on questions related to landscape and ecosystem processes and management of California rangelands undergoing climate change.
Examples of potential projects include:
-Projecting ecological changes in California oak woodland landscape under shifting climate, fire and livestock grazing regimes;
-Characterizing the spatial and temporal patterns of water use and carbon cycling of California foothill ecosystems and their response to climate variability;
-Cross-scale microclimate, soil moisture and energy balance variation in foothill ecosystems and potential for buffering regional climate change.
The Sedgwick Reserve is a world-class research, conservation and education facility located in the Santa Ynez Valley. Postdoctoral researchers will also be provided office space and computing support at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis in downtown Santa Barbara, where they will have the opportunity to interact with the diverse array of researchers visiting or in residence at the Center They may also collaborate with the La Kretz Center Director as well as with other UCSB faculty conducting research at the Sedgwick Reserve to develop new research projects.
A PhD in ecology or environmental science. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application.
PhD required at the time of appointment. Two or more years of experience working with GIS data and software as well advanced programming skill in R, python, matlab, or other modern scientific software environments.
Candidates with research interest and experience in Mediterranean-climate ecosystems, with landscape modeling skills, or with expertise in the use of innovative micrometeorological approaches for characterization of vegetation water use and landscape carbon/water/energy dynamics will be given preferred consideration. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work independently, under direction, and also collaboratively within a multidisciplinary research team are also required.
Term of appointment
The initial term of the appointment will be 12 months, with the possibility of subsequent extension based on performance and availability of funding. Start date would be Oct 1, 2018. For primary consideration apply by September 13, 2018. Positions are open until filled.
How to apply
To apply, please upload a cover letter, CV, statement of research and contacts for three references to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01301. Email La Kretz Center Director Frank Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions related to the position.
The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.
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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.