Ecology & Evolutionary Biology: Jr. Specialist Pool - Short term, Seasonal Positions (Ongoing) University of California, Sta. Cruz, Physical & Biological Sciences Division - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology United States

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology: Jr. Specialist Pool - Short term, Seasonal Positions (Ongoing)


  • Physical & Biological Sciences Division - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology



Open July 1st, 2016 through June 30th, 2019


The Raimondi-Carr Lab at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Field Technician in marine ecology, under the direction of Dr. Peter Raimondi or Dr. Mark Carr. This position will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on questions in marine ecology, population genetics, fisheries and conservation of nearshore species, and oceanographic drivers of ecological processes. Successful candidates will also participate in a large scale kelp forest, intertidal and oceanographic monitoring program along the west coast. General responsibilities include: Coordinate and manage staff and resources for on-going research projects; plan and organize logistics for local and remote field missions; independently design, modify, refine sampling design and protocols as needed; collect and perform quality control and basic analysis of data as well as organize and modify database; operate and maintain small boats and vehicles; supervise and train technical field assistants; and contribute to the development of technical reports and grant proposals. Position requires travelling and working at remote field sites for prolonged periods (1-2 weeks) along the west coast of North America and may require occasionally working for extended periods. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills; as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.


RANK: Junior Specialist


SALARY: Minimum annual salary of $37,548 (pro-rated based on percent time), commensurate with qualifications and experience.


• Bachelor degree in Marine Biology or related field. 
• Experience organizing people and resources for field missions including skill in scheduling, ordering, and task coordinating.
• Experience using Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, JMP, and other data-analysis programs.
• Experience overseeing and directing the work of others.
• Physically capable of carrying 75 lbs of field equipment to and from field sites with or without accommodations.


• Knowledge of molecular genetics / genomic approaches 
• Experience in laboratory and/or field research in intertidal, seagrass or kelp forest ecosystems.
• Experience with one or more of the following topics: marine ecology, molecular biology, fisheries and conservation of nearshore species, and oceanographic drivers of ecological processes
• AAUS Scientific Diving Certification.
• Knowledge of central California intertidal or kelp forest ecosystems, including identification of fishes, invertebrates and algae.
• Scientific diving skills and experience in underwater sampling protocols (band transects, point contact)
• Motorboat Operator Training Course (MOTC) certification and checked out on UCSC vessels.
• Preparation and maintenance of field and lab instrumentation.
• Demonstrated experience in mechanical and construction skills.
• Experience supervising diving research expeditions at remote field sites.
• Experience in development and maintenance of databases.
• Experience in preparation of grant proposals and technical reports.


POSITION AVAILABLE: As openings occur, appointment continent upon availability of funding.


TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Short term, seasonal appointment based on the needs of the research project. Appointments may be made up to 100%. Initial appointments average three months to six months in duration, with the possibility of extension or rehire for additional seasonal appointments.


TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include A letter of application that addresses how you meet the qualifications, curriculum vitae or resume, and names and contact info for three references.*

Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

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Refer to Position #JPF00364-17P in all correspondence.


*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at


CLOSING DATE: Ongoing. As this is an ongoing recruitment, applicants must update their application materials every three years if they are interested in remaining in the pool.


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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686. 

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 here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300. 

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.





Santa Cruz, CA



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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. or resume

  • Letter of Application - Address how you meet the qualifications.

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