Campus Administrative Director, Natural Reserve System, UC Riverside
Postdoctoral Fellow, California Heartbeat Initiative, UC Berkeley
Reserve Director, Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve, UC Santa Barbara
Campus Administrative Director
Natural Reserve System, UC Riverside
Job number: 201905282441
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Dates: Interviews are expected to be scheduled the week of July 15, 2019
The University of California Riverside Natural Reserve System (UCR NRS) administers 6 of 41 reserves within the University of California Natural Reserve System (NRS). In addition there are three satellite reserves under UCR's purview.
As a Campus Administrative Director for the Natural Reserves, the incumbent will work on-campus to provide essential administrative & logistical support to site staff & their operations. The incumbent will be responsible for supporting and facilitating programmatic activities for UCR NRS with joint responsibility for most administrative, budgetary and development activities. Working within an administrative unit and reporting to UCR's Campus Faculty Director the incumbent works to support personnel of the UCR NRS in a variety of ways to include grant writing to bolster research, teaching and outreach, fund raising to increase NRS philanthropy and donorship, strategic planning in support of consensus related to long-range goals for UCR NRS and implementing programmatic initiatives, both directly and in a supporting role, to increase visibility of UCR NRS sites. A key component of this role is responsibility for administrative oversight to the UCR NRS Advisory Committee.
In addition to working closely with committee members & Faculty Director, the incumbent also interacts with a broad audience of stakeholders to include UC NRS Systemwide office, all staff of the UCR NRS, the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) Dean, the Financial & Administrative Officer within the administrative unit and campus affiliates providing services to UCR NRS. The incumbent will also engage external stakeholders to include government & private agencies, academic bodies and other sectors as appropriate.
This recruitment is for a full-time career position. Please note that 3 years of funding has been secured at this time. It is our goal to retain this position in career status beyond three year commitment, subject to funding availability.
Compensation: $60,100 - $118,300
California Heartbeat Initiative, UC Berkeley
With a focus on freshwater resources and ecological and hydrological change detection, we seek a postdoctoral scientist familiar with using remote sensing data analytics.
The position will focus on the application of new types of technologies (e.g., drone- and satellite-based remote sensing and ground-based wireless sensing networks) to detect and understand the key drivers underlying coupled ecological and hydrological changes in different ecosystems distributed on UC Natural Reserve lands and ANR Research & Extension Centers (RECs) across California. There are three primary focus areas, Blue Oak Ranch Reserve, Santa Cruz Island and Boyd Deep Canyon, along with 10 additional sites. This project is one component of the UCNRS’s developing California Heartbeat Initiative (CHI). This specific project position is embedded within the CHI program but focuses on how changes to hydrological resources at a range of spatial scales and over time can be better quantified and then linked to changes in vegetation type and function as well as water in and on the landscape.
Duties include joining an ongoing cross-reserve field effort using newly developed drone-based remote sensing products and on-the-ground microclimatic and topoclimatic sensing systems. Full-time field assistance is provided as well as close collaboration with a data science team with more than 20 years of experience in data acquisition, digestion, and analysis. Development of research avenues, data analysis and manuscript preparation, presentations at scientific conferences, and collaboration with project team on overall goals are all part of this position. This is a 1-year position. Start date: July 1, 2019
Applicants are expected to be highly motivated with: ability to work independently; experience and enthusiasm for team research; proficiency in data science (acquisition and analysis), remote sensing, image analysis and/or machine learning, and computer programming (e.g., R, MatLab, Python, C++); and the ability to successful communicate research results as stated above. This position will provide many opportunities for training on the use of cutting-edge drone methods.
Requirements for prospective postdocs:
- PhD in a relevant discipline, completed before start date of post-doc
- record of successful publication in peer-reviewed literature
- strong background in the biological, hydrological, ecosystem and/or environmental sciences;
- strong background in data analysis (statistics and/or modeling) using large data sets of a diverse nature (e.g., images, sensor time series, climatic and hydrological data).
Experience using drones is a positive, but not required.
Interested candidates should email the items listed below to Todd Dawson (email@example.com), Peggy Fiedler (firstname.lastname@example.org), Maggi Kelly (email@example.com), and Becca Fenwick (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- 1-2 page cover letter with a brief review of your research experience and expertise, broad interests and goals, and how they align with those associated with this project;
- CV with your contact information
- Contact information for at least three academic references.
Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve, UC Santa Barbara
APPLY ONLINE at: https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20190064
Application deadline: open until filled.
The University of California Santa Barbara Natural Reserve System invites applications for the position of Reserve Director at the Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve (KNRM; http://nrs.ucsb.edu/our-reserves/ksn-rancho-marino). The K.S.N. Rancho Marino Reserve is a physical field station located in San Luis Obispo County, bordering the south end of the town of Cambria, CA. The Reserve supports research, university level education, and land stewardship as part of the 39-Reserve UC-wide NRS (https://ucnrs.org/).
The Reserve Director is responsible for leadership and day-to-day operations at the K.S.N. Rancho Marino Reserve which includes all aspects of the administration, organization, planning, managing, operating, maintaining and developing the Reserve as part of the UCSB Natural Reserve System (NRS), which operates within the UCSB Office of Research and the UC‐Wide NRS. The Director reports to the UCSB NRS Executive Director, and interacts regularly with the KNRM Faculty Advisor, the UCSB NRS Director, and the campus NRS Office on issues related to all aspects of Reserve management.
The Reserve Director is resident on site to fully carry out all job aspects. Campus support services are provided, including directly from the UCSB NRS and from various campus departments, for planning and construction, maintenance, security, health and safety, hiring, purchasing, accounting, development, natural resources management, and transportation. Each job aspect is provided by the Reserve Director in accordance with Campus, UC-Wide, and UCSB NRS procedures and policies, and subject to the conditions of the Reserve use-agreement with the (non-UC) landowner of the property.
The successful candidate will be self-sufficient, have a high level of initiative, and have: an earned an advanced degree in environmental science or a related field, experience with field research, excellent problem solving skills, experience in project management, outstanding written and oral communication skills, the ability to engage productively with diverse user groups and stakeholders, excellent organizational skills, a willingness to assume responsibility readily, and the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision. Demonstrated experience in the following areas is required: administration and budget management, staff supervision, facilities and equipment operations and maintenance, land stewardship, resource monitoring, preparation of effective written reports, ability to speak professionally in public including to large groups. Preferred qualifications: experience with operations at a remote field station, 5-7 years' experience in land management or land stewardship, and skills in information technology. On-site residence is required and housing is provided.
Compensation commensurate with experience in the range of $53,200 to $72,000/yr.