Employment Opportunities


Stream Ecologist

The Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority, an inter-governmental environmental research agency, announces a full-time position for a Stream Ecologist.  The position requires experience in stream/river ecology, with emphasis in biological assessment and quantitative analysis.

The successful candidate will work with SCCWRP staff and other academic and agency research partners on the development and application of stream algal indicators for biological assessment, with near-term applications for ambient condition assessment and nutrient management.    

The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work with a broad range of managers and stakeholders, the ability to work independently, and a commitment to excellence. The preferred candidate will possess a Ph.D. in aquatic ecology or biogeochemistry. Master’s candidates with at least 5 years of direct experience and documented ability to conduct independent research will also be considered. Candidates must have strong quantitative skills, preferably with experience in stream algal assessment and the ability to program in R. Experience with advanced multivariate analysis and/or statistical or deterministic modeling, and a proven ability to publish, is preferred.  

Salary range is $60-80K, depending on qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least 3 references to: streamecologist@sccwrp.org.

The expected start date for the position is fall 2015. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. SCCWRP is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Postdoctoral Position in Ocean Ecosystem and Biogeochemical Modeling

The Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority (SCCWRP), an inter-governmental coastal/marine research agency, announces a full-time postdoctoral research position in Ocean Ecosystem and Biogeochemical Modeling.

The UCLA Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority, a leader in aquatic environmental research, seek a postdoctoral researcher for a joint appointment in Ocean Modeling. The successful candidate will join a collaboration among research groups at UCLA (Jim McWilliams), University of Washington (Curtis Deutsch) and SCCWRP (Martha Sutula) who are engaged in the development and application of Earth System Models to assess the interaction between anthropogenic nutrient inputs, climate, ocean ecosystems, and ocean biogeochemistry.  

The postdoctoral researcher will be heavily involved in application of the biogeochemical models to quantify the effects of anthropogenic nutrient inputs on ocean productivity, hypoxia and acidification. He or she will also work to translate these modeling outcomes to nutrient policy and management applications. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Ocean or Climate Science, Biogeochemistry, Ecology, or a closely related field, and effective oral and written communication skills. Experience with numerical modeling is advantageous.  

The position is a shared appointment between UCLA and SCCWRP, with time spent at both locations. The initial term of appointment is one year, renewable on an annual basis for up to three years. The salary range is $55-60K, depending on qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package. 

Applicants should submit a CV, a brief statement of research interests, and contact information for at least 3 references to: modelingpostdoc@sccwrp.org

Candidates must also be able to provide documentation authorizing their legal right to work in the United States. The expected start date for the position is flexible. Review of applications will begin as they are received and continue until the position is filled. 

This page was last updated on: 8/4/2015