Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Quantitative Marine Ecology
Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The posted UCSC salary scales set the minimum pay based on the individual's Experience Level , which is determined by the number of months of postdoctoral service at any institution. See the salary scale titled, Postdoctoral Scholar- Employee /Postdoctoral Scholar-Fellow / Postdoctoral Scholar-Paid Direct -Fiscal Year. A reasonable estimate for this position is $66,000 - $76,323.
Percent time: Full-time (100%)
Anticipated start: As soon as June 1st, but no later than October 31, 2023
Position duration: Maximum Duration of Service in a Postdoctoral Title : Postdoctoral Scholar appointments are full-time and the initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of reappointment. The total duration of an individual's postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at any institution.Application Window
Open date: April 26, 2023
Next review date: Friday, May 26, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Thursday, Apr 25, 2024 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
Dr. Alexa Fredston in the Department of Ocean Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Scholar in Quantitative Marine Ecology.
The Fredston Lab uses large datasets and theoretical models to predict marine ecological responses to global change. The lab currently has two main themes: ecological forecasting (which focuses on modeling processes) and empirical biogeography (which focuses on explaining patterns).
The ecological forecasting theme includes the development and application of process-based “dynamic range models” for predicting near-term range shifts in marine species and testing fundamental drivers of range dynamics (see: https: // youtu.be/B4aVoyzUWCI, https: // doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16371).
The empirical biogeography theme uses large-scale historical datasets and a variety of tools (e.g., machine learning, eDNA) to understand why species' ranges and range edges are where they are (see: https: // doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15614, https: // doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15035), and how global change is reshaping populations, communities, and ecosystems (see: https: // doi.org/10.1073/pnas.160755111, https: // doi.org/10.1111/nyas.13597).
While Dr. Fredston's work has primarily used data on temperate fishes to date, she has broad interests in all marine taxa and systems.
This two-year postdoc position is funded by Dr. Fredston's startup funds at UCSC, and thus represents a uniquely open-ended opportunity for the successful candidate to co-develop novel and independent research projects. The postdoc will also have opportunities to write grants, participate in working groups, join collaborations, engage with natural resource managers and conservation practitioners, and work with graduate and undergraduate students. The postdoc will have a primary research project such as:
The ideal candidate for this position will leverage their quantitative skill set and ecological expertise to lead exciting and novel research in marine biogeography, population ecology, or community ecology. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate the following qualities:
Candidates who possess some but not all of the above areas of expertise are still encouraged to apply.
The Fredston Lab : https: // www. alexafredston.com/
Ocean Sciences Department : https: // science.ucsc.edu/department/ocea/Qualifications
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., which must include three professional references along with their contact information. The search committee will contact the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration.
Cover Letter - Letter of application (two page maximum) that describes your research experience, qualifications, and interest as it relates to the position (specifically in reference to the ideal candidate qualifications) and a proposed research project (applicants can either propose an independent research project or expand on one of the suggested research projects).
Apply link: https: // recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF01487
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