UNVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ DEPARTMENT OF OCEAN SCIENCES POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR
The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), seeks a Postdoctoral Scholar to develop and explore numerical models of the California Current System (CCS) focused on marine microbial communities. Through the exploration of forward and data assimilative physical and biological models, we will investigate the relative influence of physical and biological processes that drive biodiversity, control bio-geographic boundaries, and participate in larger ecosystem function within the region. The project will use the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) and a novel ecosystem model that allows the self-organization of diverse biological communities. The successful candidate will join a research team at UCSC that includes related modeling, field and laboratory activities.
RANK : Postdoctoral Scholar (1 – 2 positions available)
SALARY : $43,500 - $48,372 annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : Ph.D. or equivalent in physical or biological oceanography or related field ; ability to work well independently and as part of a team ; and strong communication and interpersonal skills.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS : Experience in physical or biological ocean modeling with strong computational skills or with a background in biological oceanography and marine microbes ; interest in dynamical processes within the CCS ; motivated to drive new developments in data assimilative or ecosystem modeling ; eager to participate in multi-disciplinary problems.
TERM OF APPOINTMENT : One year, with possibility of extension contingent on availability of funding and positive performance review.
POSITION AVAILABLE : As soon as possible following initial screening date.
TO APPLY : Electronic submissions are preferred. Applicants should send : 1) Curriculum Vitae, 2) a one-page statement of your research interests, and 3) contact information for three references* to email@example.com. You will receive email verification that your electronic submission has been received ; please inquire if you do not receive verification. Alternatively, mail submissions may be sent to :
Christopher Edwards Department of Ocean Sciences University of California Please refer to CCS Postdoc in your reply. 1156 High Street Santa Cruz, CA 95064
*Please direct your references to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://www2.ucsc.edu/apo/academic_policies_and_procedures/cappm/confstm.htm
CLOSING DATE : Position is open until filled. For full consideration, applications must be received by August 15, 2008.
For more information please contact Dr. Chris Edwards (firstname.lastname@example.org ; 831-464-0426), Dr. Jon Zehr (email@example.com), or Dr. Andy Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to : Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Office, 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.
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Christopher A. Edwards email@example.com Ocean Sciences Department phone : (831) 459-3734 University of California fax : (831) 459-4882 Santa Cruz, CA 95064