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Under a Cooperative Agreement between the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the University of California, Santa Cruz comprehensive studies are being conducted on the ecology and life history of Pacific salmonids. The primary purpose of these studies is to provide critical information for conservation and management of threatened and endangered species. The research team consists of UC Santa Cruz staff, faculty, and students and collaborative researchers from the NMFS Santa Cruz Laboratory. Field work is conducted in streams, rivers, estuaries, and coastal waters of California, while laboratory work is conducted at the NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center in Santa Cruz, CA. Results from this program are intended to benefit resource managers (e.g., Pacific Fishery Management Council), fisheries, and resource science in general.
Under general supervision of the project advisor, the incumbent will serve as a member of a research team investigating the limiting factors for steel head smolt production in the Carmel River. Field studies will include electrofishing, operating and maintaining rotary screw traps, operating and maintaining passive integrated transponder (PIT) tag antennas and solar power systems, tagging fish with PIT tags, obtaining tissue/scale samples, and conducting spawning surveys. The Laboratory assistant will also QA/QC and enter field data.
This position requires passing a pre-employment criminal history background check. Selected candidates cannot begin work until passing their background check. Please note: Time required to complete this process may vary and can be lengthy.
Travel in the state of California expected. Travel costs paid by employer.
Knowledge such as attained in upper division coursework leading to a Bachelor's Degree in Fisheries, Fisheries Science, Wildlife, Biology, Zoology, or other related field or combination of education and work experience.
Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Good organizational, time management and problem-solving skills.
Ability to exercise flexibility, initiative, good judgment and discretion.
Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
Position is open until filled. Initial Review Date: 06-16-2019
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site @https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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