[ES_JOBS_NET] Fwd: Staff Research Associate 2

Lara Kueppers lkueppers at ucmerced.edu
Fri Mar 20 12:54:32 MDT 2015

The Sierra Nevada Research Institute has an open position for a Staff 
Research Associate, please distribute this posting information.

Staff Research Associate 2
Job Category: 		Scientific/Laboratory Research
Unit: 		Sierra Nevada Research Institute
Position Code: 		SSNRI5845A
Status: 		Open
Closing Date: 		03/31/2015
Salary: 		$44,412. - $45,324 Annually
Location: 		Merced
Background check: 		Background check may be required

The University of California, Merced is the newest and tenth campus of 
the University of California system and the first American research 
university built in the 21st century. With close to 6,200 students, UC 
Merced has planned for additional student growth until we reach an 
enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. With undergraduate, 
graduate, and PhD programs, plans for a future medical school program, 
partnerships and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is 
continually evolving, requiring talented, knowledgeable and dynamic 
educators, researchers, management and staff.

The Staff Research Associate is responsible for supporting education and 
outreach, assisting with project management and reporting and 
facilitating project communication on the Southern Sierra Critical Zone 
Observatory (CZO). The education and outreach program will involve 
attracting new researchers to the CZO, maintaining the website 
(including ensuring data accessibility), and supporting stakeholder 
outreach and K-16 education activities. The Staff Research Associate 
will work with the CZO principal investigators to prepare reports, 
coordinate communications among scientists, interface with USDA Forest 
Service Staff and other partners, and plan meetings. This position will 
also work with scientists to write outreach proposals and to develop 
outreach talks and materials based on research findings. This is an 
opportunity to do research depending on the interests of the applicant.

Critical Zone Observatories are a National Science Foundation network of 
state-of-the art research sites (http://criticalzone.org/national/). 
<http://criticalzone.org/national/%29.> Each CZO involves multiple 
scientists who address cutting edge research questions in areas of 
hydrology, ecosystem ecology, soil science, geology and climatology. The 
Sierra CZO focuses particularly on questions related to how land 
management, climate, fire and other processes influence water resources 
and other ecosystem services (http://criticalzone.org/sierra/). 
<http://criticalzone.org/sierra/%29.> Communication of results to a 
broad range of stakeholders - land managers, the public as well as other 
scientists is a core part of the Sierra CZO mission.

The position is located at UC Merced in Merced, CA.

Qualifications: 		. MS in Earth Science, Hydrology or closely related field.

. A minimum of 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of 
education and experience.

. Field experience.

. Excellent organizational skills.

. Excellent communication skills, including writing and presenting.

. Basic computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office 
Suite, website maintenance.

. Quantitative skills.

. Familiarity with Geographic Information System (GIS).

Follow this link to apply:

Lara M. Kueppers
Scientist, Climate and Carbon Sciences Program, Berkeley Lab
and Sierra Nevada Research Institute, UC Merced

One Cyclotron Road, 74-120, Berkeley, CA 94720
510.486.5813 office or 209.579.4466 mobile
lkueppers at ucmerced.edu or lmkueppers at lbl.gov

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