POSITION DESCRIPTION: A Junior Specialist position will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on questions in physiology, ecology, and conservation in fishes and aquatic invertebrates. 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 in both field and laboratory settings. Research (80%) The Junior Specialists will be required to be actively and significantly involved in publishable research activities. This will be achieved through general and specific responsibilities. Generally, their role and duty in publishable research activities includes participating in field and laboratory studies, fish husbandry and laboratory support (maintaining lab, organizing lab, and lab supply ordering). Specific responsibilities in publishable research activities include: biochemical analyses of tissues samples (protein extraction and quantification, western blot and dot blot analyses, and enzyme assays), measures of physiological and behavioral performance in aquatic species (metabolic rate, heart rate, swimming performance, anxiety and aggression) and data management. The Junior Specialist will not be required to assist the PI in study design, but will be required to collect and interpret data, specifically data arising from molecular, biochemical, physiological and behavioral analyses. Professional Competence (10%) If appropriate (e.g. the Junior Specialist is involved in a project and desires to do so), the Junior Specialist may present work at a scientific or scholarly conference, for example the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology or the Western Society of Naturalists. If interested, the Junior Specialist may participate in professional/technical societies, either to present research or as an attendant. A professional/technical society may include the Interagency Ecological Program. University and Public Service (10%) The Junior Specialist will participate in training activities, such as mentoring of undergraduate interns and training them in approaches in field collection, biochemical or physiological techniques and data analysis. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in Animal Science, Biology, Marine Science or a related field
Ability to maintain chemical inventories and laboratory safety data sheets.
Experience in fish and aquatic invertebrate care and husbandry
Ability to work outside in inclement weather
Strong team work skills
Skills following research sampling protocol to handle and transport samples, and maintain records from sampling events and laboratory analyses.
Knowledge and skills working with Microsoft suite (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint) for information outreach, data management and summation.
Ability to work in the rocky intertidal zone with knowledge of species identification along the Northern California coast.
Ability to work in the San Francisco Bay Delta, with knowledge of fish and invertebrate collection and identification.
Knowledge of maintenance of remote environmental sensors.
Expertise in biochemical, physiological and behavioral approaches in ecological physiology.
Knowledge and skills in constructing and modifying aquarium systems to accommodate animals of different life history stages and incorporate different environmental stressors.
Knowledge and skills using R for graphing and statistical analyses POSITION AVAILABLE/CLOSING DATE: . For full consideration, completed applications must be submitted by September 7, 2022. If you would like to continue to be considered after that time you will need to submit a new application when a new position is posted. TERM OF APPOINTMENT: 100% for one year QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to Anne Todgham, email@example.com.
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