Post-doctoral Research positions in Fish Ecology, Stream Hydrology, and Environmental Flows – Northern California

Agency
University of California
Location
Davis or Berkely, California
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
Salary
$60,000-$62,500 per year + benefits
Start Date
06/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
05/01/2021
Description
A collaborative research team from University of California (UC) Davis and UC Berkeley seeks applicants for two postdoctoral research associates for one year with the potential for renewal for an additional year. The successful candidates will help execute and guide a collaborative data synthesis project aimed at improving predictions of summer and winter baseflows in California streams and understanding the consequences of baseflow alteration to fish assemblage dynamics and/or additional fish response variables (e.g., recruitment, growth, etc.). The candidates will have the opportunity to interact extensively with resource scientists at California Dept of Fish & Wildlife and a team of researchers working on the development of the California Environmental Flows Framework (https://ceff.ucdavis.edu). Fish Ecology and Environmental Flows Postdoc: Position Description: The ideal candidate for the postdoc will have a strong background in fish ecology and an understanding of environmental flows or stream hydrology. The candidate will be responsible for acquiring long-term fish and hydrologic datasets from project partners in California. The candidate will conduct statistical analysis to relate ecological response variables to flow metrics with an emphasis on summer and winter base flow periods. A primary goal of the project will be to understand how changes in natural baseflow patterns from human activities affect native fish communities. The candidate will prepare at least one peer-reviewed publication and will also have opportunities to explore independent lines of research inquiry. The candidate will be based at UC Davis in the Center for Watershed Sciences. Stream Hydrology and Environmental Flows Postdoc: Position Description: The ideal candidate will have a strong background in stream hydrology and an understanding of freshwater ecology and environmental flows. The candidate will be responsible for applying hydrologic modeling techniques to predict winter and summer baseflow dynamics in California streams. The candidate will compile relevant datasets and develop a hydrologic modeling approach for predicting streamflow metrics and evaluating model uncertainty. The candidate will prepare at least one peer-reviewed publication and will also have opportunities to explore independent lines of research inquiry. The candidate will be based at UC Berkeley in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management.
Qualifications
Fish Ecology and Environmental Flows Postdoc: Minimum qualifications: PhD in ecology, fisheries, data science, or another relevant field. Preferred qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with 1) expertise in fish ecology and environmental flows; 2) strong communication and organizational skills; 3) have experience with ecological data analysis and modeling, especially in R programming language; 4) exceptional data management skills and interest in transparent and reproducible science; and 4) a strong publication record or the potential for developing one. Our team believes in and values the power of diversity, thus applicants from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Stream Hydrology and Environmental Flows Postdoc: Minimum qualifications: PhD in hydrology, water resources engineering, or related field. Preferred qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with 1) expertise in hydrologic modeling and environmental flows; 2) strong communication and organizational skills; 3) exceptional data management skills and interest in transparent and reproducible science; and 4) a strong publication record. Our team believes in and values the power of diversity, thus applicants from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Application Process: Interested candidates should submit: a) a one‐page cover letter, b) your CV, and c) names and contact information of at least two references familiar with your work. Please submit materials to Dr. Sarah Yarnell (smyarnell@ucdavis.edu), with << Fish Ecology and Environmental Flows Postdoc application >> in the subject, or Dr. Ted Grantham (tgrantham@berkeley.edu) with <> in the subject. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, and the position will remain open until filled. Email any questions to Dr. Sarah Yarnell (smyarnell@ucdavis.edu) or Dr. Ted Grantham (tgrantham@berkeley.edu). Positions will remain open until filled with a preferred start date of June 1, 2021.
Contact Person
Dr. Sarah Yarnell
Contact eMail
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