[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant, Associate or Full Scientist/Curator, California Academy of Sciences

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Mon Aug 3 06:03:28 MDT 2015


  Assistant, Associate or Full Scientist/Curator

Do you have a passion for cutting-edge biodiversity science and applying 
it to global sustainability challenges?

*The California Academy of Sciences seeks to fill several endowed 
positions with Ph.D.-level scientists who do outstanding biodiversity / 
ecological science, focus on broader science communication & engagement, 
care about increasing diversity in science, connect their work to 
real-world sustainability outcomes, and want to change the world.*

Under new leadership, the Academy is aggressively investing in 
groundbreaking scientific research & discovery, and hiring new 
scientists who will help us pursue our mission to “Explore, Explain and 
Sustain Life” on Earth. We are eagerly seeking up-and-coming scientific 
leaders with expertise in biodiversity, ecology & evolution, and global 
environmental change. At the Academy, scientists and curators are 
appointed in hard-money, endowed positions within our Institute for 
Biodiversity Science and Sustainability (IBSS), and are expected to 
embrace scientific exploration, science communication & engagement, 
increasing diversity, and making a real difference in environmental 

Founded in 1853, the Academy offers a unique and powerful setting to 
conduct scientific research and engagement. Housed in its Double LEED 
Platinum building in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the Academy 
combines a world-class museum, research institute, and educational 
center all under one roof. Facilities include outstanding research 
collections (with almost 46 million specimens); a world-leading digital 
planetarium / visualization studio; premiere aquarium facilities with 
nearly 40,000 living animals and unique culturing facilities; indoor 
rainforest, coral reef, and California coast habitats; numerous exhibits 
and educational facilities; and advanced research laboratories for work 
in genomics, specimen preparation, digitization, computer modeling, 
scientific visualization, etc. The Academy also recently 
acquired/iNaturalist/, a platform that engages global observers in 
high-quality data collection for citizen science. Furthermore, the 
Academy includes outstanding research and education staff who integrate 
science with cutting-edge virtual and in-person educational programming.

The new scientist “cluster hires” will join nearly 100 other staff and 
students in IBSS, and help us address some of the world’s most pressing 
problems related to biodiversity conservation, ecosystem health, global 
environmental change, and sustainability – and communicate it to 
stakeholders and a diverse public.

The open positions are broad, and we are searching in many areas of 
biodiversity science and related fields.*The Academy especially seeks 
experts in coral reef**biology, tropical rain forests, the ecology of 
California, and the impacts of global change on biodiversity,*as well as 
candidates with interests in marine mammals and amphibian decline. We 
seek candidates with skills in “big data”, modeling, GIS, visualization, 
genomics, and innovative methods for field- and collections-based 
research. Candidates who connect their work to larger sustainability 
challenges are of special interest. Candidates must also show leadership 
in science communication and engagement, as well as an interest in 
increasing diversity in science.

Candidates will be reviewed until all positions are filled; for full 
consideration, send applications by*November 1, 2015*. Interviews will 
be held early in 2016; starting dates are negotiable. Suitable 
candidates must have a doctorate in a relevant field; postdoctoral 
experience or equivalent training; enthusiasm for communicating science 
to broad audiences; commitment to expanding diversity in science; and a 
passion to pursue research with sustainability outcomes.

*A complete application consists of the following which you will be 
asked to upload: *

1. Cover letter; 2. Curriculum vitae/resume; 3. Three, two-page vision 
statements (one outlines your scientific goals, another your education & 
engagement goals, and lastly the sustainability outcomes of your 
research); 4. Four publications (two technical and two examples of 
public/media outreach); 5. Two letters of reference plus a list of 3-5 
additional contacts.

Additional questions? Contact the Chief of IBSS, Dr. Meg Lowman 
(mlowman at calacademy.org).

The California Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and 
committed to ensuring that all employees and applicants receive equal 
consideration and treatment, regardless of race, color, creed, gender 
(including gender identity or gender expression), religion, marital or 
domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical, 
mental or medical disability, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship, 
military service status, veteran status, or any other characteristic 
protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.


Please submit your cover letter and resume online at 
http://calacademy.snaphire.com. Note that the recruitment timeline for 
positions vary and depend on many factors, so it is impossible to 
accurately predict when a position will close. We appreciate your 
patience during this process. No phone calls please.

*The California Academy of Sciences will consider for employment all 
qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with 
the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance (SF Police 
Code, Article 49).*

Job Details
Reference # 	15254
Posted: 	Jul 1, 2015
Closes: 	Nov 1, 2015
Work type(s) 	Full-Time

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