The Fish Conservation and Culture Laboratory (FCCL, https://fccl.ucdavis.edu/) is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work on sperm preservation and competition and hybridization of an endangered fish species, Delta Smelt Hypomesus transpacificus. The FCCL is a part of Dept. Biological and Agricultural Engineering at University of California, Davis, but the location of the FCCL is off campus in Byron, CA. This appointment will be at 100% time for duration of one year with the possibility of extension for another year. Full-time salary and benefits are included and are consistent with UC Davis policy and commensurate with applicant experience.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will be involved in studies mainly focused on, but not limited to, 1) developing sperm (cryo)preservation methods and 2) studying hybridization among smelt species. General responsibilities will also include: laboratory support, animal trial support, animal care, sample analysis, data management. The candidate should also be actively and significantly involved in reviewing journal articles, engaging in discussions on research and the interpretation of research results, participating in appropriate professional societies or groups and other educational and research organizations, presenting research data in society annual conferences, and publishing manuscripts. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision‐making skills, as well as the ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.
Work under indoor and outdoor conditions over rough terrain. Physical strength and endurance to move throughout working aquaculture facility. May encounter spiders, snakes, wasps, and other animals occurring in field conditions.
Promptly respond to the requests made by the supervisor. Give timely feedback, including bad outcomes. Write semi‐annual reports. Prepare posters and present results in conferences. Travel to and from client sites on and off campus and the FCCL site at Byron, CA 94514. Work within regularly scheduled hours (8am ‐ 5pm) and occasional evenings, weekends, or holidays to meet project priorities, with the option to work flexible or extended hours as needed based on workload demands. The postdoctoral scholar is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions.
APPLICATIONS: Application materials should be submitted to Dr. Tien‐Chieh Hung at email@example.com. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, application materials should be received by October 20, 2020. Start date ASAP.
MATERIALS REQUESTED TO INCLUDE: To apply, please send the following application materials:
1) Cover letter
2) Curriculum vitae
QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to Dr. Tien‐Chieh Hung (firstname.lastname@example.org).
PhD degree in Animal Science, Aquacultural Engineering, or a related field, with a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a laboratory.
Strong lab techniques for sperm activity monitoring.
Experience in aquacultural systems, fisheries sciences, ecology, or related field.
Experience in developing fish culture methods for all life stages.
Solid knowledge and experience of statistical data analysis.
Demonstrated publication record.
Good oral and written skills to communicate data summary to collaboration parties.
Provide own, reliable, transportation to and from work site with a CA driver's license.
Experience in sperm preservation of fish.
Experience in fish sperm competition studies.