[ES_JOBS_NET] Project Scientist – Environmental Microbial Biology - Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC- Berkeley

Christine Wiedinmyer 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.

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).

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 

Visit: (https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01060)

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.


Berkeley, CA




    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)


 1. Create an ApplicantID
 2. Provide required information and documents
 3. If any, provide required reference information

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