Assistant Specialist - Sierra Nevada Research Institute
Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: February 3, 2020
Open January 14th, 2020 through Friday, Feb 14, 2020 at 11:59pm
The Sierra Nevada Research Institute (SNRI) at UC Merced
(http://snri.ucmerced.edu) is seeking a full-time Assistant
Specialist to work with a team at UC Merced and UC Davis to provide
field engineering, laboratory and equipment fabrication support for
projects assessing quantity and quality of soils, ground and
surface water. This position involves both the field-measurement
component of the project: i) to install and maintain spatially
distributed measurement networks in the basins under study, ii) to
analyze, archive and prepare data for hydrologic modeling, and iii)
to maintain collaborative, working relationships with operating
agencies in the study areas; fabrication of the instruments and
data analysis. The field sites are in headwater basins in the
Sierra Nevada, so familiarity with working and driving in snowy
conditions is required. The goal of the projects is to improve
knowledge about the interactions between forest management and
water quality and quantity. This position will be located at UC
* Bachelor's degree in Hydrology, Water Resources Engineering,
Environmental Science or Engineering, or closely related field or
up to five years' of equivalent experience; two years of experience
in hydrology or related field sampling and instrument
* Ability to work with general guidance from principal investigator
* Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal
* Ability to work in a team environment and interact with a broad
range of colleagues.
* Two years of experience in data analysis with programming and
graphing ability (e.g. python, R).
* Familiarity in working in snowy conditions.
* Occasional weekends and evenings.
* Experience with ESRI s Arc GIS and spatial data analysis.
* Experience with datalogger platforms strongly preferred.
Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2)
curriculum vitae and 3) a list of three to five agreed references
with contact information including mailing address, phone number,
and e-mail address submitted through AP Recruit during the
Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary
Scales. This is a full-time appointment with the possibility of
renewal based on the availability of funding and satisfactory
performance. Review of applications will begin immediately with a
closing date of February 14, 2020.
UC Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with
a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity
among its faculty, staff, and students.
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the
University of California system s 10 campuses. With 8,500
undergraduate and graduate students
(https://www.ucmerced.edu/fast-facts), UC Merced is committed to
interdisciplinary excellence in research and teaching as well as to
diversity, equity and inclusion. Ranked as one of the best public
universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced
provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified
students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The
campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is
on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design;
and supports the economic development of Central California. The
Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus,
and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research
For more information, please contact Dr. Martha Conklin at
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