Researcher in Environmental Collaboratory and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of California Irvine School of Biological Sciences
United States

Junior Specialist - UCI’s Environmental Collaboratory and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Job #JPF07166
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology / School of Biological Sciences / UC Irvine

Application Window

Open date: October 15th, 2021

Next review date: Sunday, Nov 14, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

UCI’s Environmental Collaboratory (the Center for Environmental Biology, UCI NATURE, and Masters in Conservation and Restoration Science) and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology invite applications for a full-time field researcher in the Junior Specialist series. We seek highly motivated applicants to conduct ecological research with a focus on supporting field research in UCI-supported sites in Southern California, including the Loma Ridge Global Change Experiment and the Coastal Sage Drought Net Restoration Experiment. Environmental Collaboratory staff and faculty in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology oversee a network of field sites that enable research on climate change, invasive species, nutrient deposition, habitat restoration, and other environmental issues. The Loma Ridge Global Change Experiment was established in 2007 to understand ecosystem responses to altered precipitation and nitrogen pollution.

The successful applicant will support field research by maintaining infrastructure, implementing experimental manipulations, and collecting data. The position also involves coordination with academic researchers and staff as well as partner organizations, including other universities. Duties will include troubleshooting field equipment and technical problems, carrying out experimental protocols, weeding, and assisting project personnel with student groups, data acquisition and field site access.

QUALIFICATIONS: At least one year of experience with ecological field research; strong organizational, teamwork, and communication skills; capacity to work full days outdoors under field conditions on a routine basis; commitment to promoting field safety and best practices; valid driver’s license. Desirable qualifications also include: experience with operating and maintaining scientific equipment; familiarity with California plant species; knowledge of ecological field survey techniques; experience with data management and software coding; experience with GIS or other mapping software; prior participation in ecological research and restoration projects.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be directed via email to Sarah Kimball ( Please include “Field Specialist Position” in the subject heading of the email.

Application Procedure: Qualified candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references to the following on-line recruitment URL:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Accepting all applicants.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
  • (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA

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