[ES_JOBS_NET] Project Scientist – Environmental Microbial Biology - Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC- Berkeley
christin at ucar.edu
Tue May 31 11:04:21 MDT 2016
*Open date:*May 18th, 2016
*Next review date:*June 1st, 2016
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
*Final date:*June 17th, 2016
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.
The Department seeks a Project Scientist to serve as the primary point
of contact and to manage a specific project in environmental
microbiology on microbial source tracking of fecal pollution. The
successful candidate will provide substantial oversight in experimental
design of a new project with the Hawaii Department of Health and to
understand the sources of contamination for targeted impaired
watersheds. The successful candidate will also supervise sample
collections and shipments of field samples to the laboratory for
microbiological analysis and will be responsible for analysis of all
microbiological results, writing interim reports and producing a final
written report detailing the major findings of the project. The focus of
this project is to perform a sanitary survey of impaired watersheds to
determine the source of high background concentrations of enterococcus
and Clostridium perfringens in water and sediments. The goal is to
reduce uncertainty about sources of enterococcus and C. perfringens in
south-central Kauai. The information generated from this scientific
research will inform regulatory agencies of best practices for continued
land management. The results of this work will be used to develop
strategies for the reduction of fecal inputs and meet to the 2012 EPA
Recreational Water Quality Criteria recommendations for protecting human
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (at time of application)
Candidate must have a Ph.D or equivalent degree in microbial ecology,
molecular biology, environmental microbiology or related field. Minimum
of 5 years of experience in designing and conducting research,
environmental surveillance, and microbial community analysis.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (by start date)
Demonstrated ability to work independently, meet deadlines, produce
deliverables and adapt to changing conditions. Experience in molecular
source tracking methods, water quality assessment and molecular
phylogeny. Demonstrated ability to establish collaborations and interact
with members of scientific groups. Supervisory capability in the
laboratory. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally
and in writing. Demonstrated first-author on peer-reviewed publications.
Ability to troubleshoot and manage laboratory experiments.
Ability to perform microarray analysis. Familiarity with computational
analysis, machine learning and statistical analysis packages (R,
Primer-E). Ability to incorporate biogeochemical data into the
microbiological results by appointment start date.
The anticipated start date for this appointment is July 1, 2016. The
initial appointment is for 12 months, however appointment may be renewed
for additional one-year increments, contingent upon available funding
and satisfactory performance. This is a 60% time appointment (work only
requires 60% time).
SALARY AND BENEFITS
The annual salary range for this position is $78,700 - $116,900 at 60%
time. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Generous benefits are
Interested individuals should include a 1-2 page cover letter that
summarizes research interests along with a current CV and the names and
contact information of three references. Letters of references may be
requested for finalists. It is optional to include a statement
addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through
research, teaching, and/or service.
This position will remain open until filled.
Questions regarding this recruitment can be directed to Gary Andersen
atglandersen at lbl.gov <mailto:glandersen at lbl.gov>
All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California
policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees,
including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier
service or career center) to the UC Berkeley Statement of
Confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to
submitting their letters.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or
protected veteran status. For the complete University of California
nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy
The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to
diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their
research or teaching.
The University of California, Berkeley has an excellent benefits package
as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support
employees as they balance work and family.
Curriculum Vitae - Current CV
Cover Letter - 1-2 page cover letter that summarizes research interests
Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past
and/or potential contributions to diversity through research,
teaching, and/or service. (Optional)
3 references required (contact information only)
HOW TO APPLY
1. Create an ApplicantID
2. Provide required information and documents
3. If any, provide required reference information
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