viernes, 18 de mayo de 2012

Technician position in marine ecology and conservation, Baja California

Technician position in marine ecology and conservation The Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University and the Mexican non profit marine conservation organization Comunidad y Biodiversidad (COBI) invite applications for a technician position. The selected candidate will work in the laboratory of Fiorenza Micheli at the Hopkins Marine Station (http://micheli.stanford.edu/index.html) and will spend considerable time doing fieldwork in Baja California, México, working on a project investigating oceanographic variability and ecological responses within coastal fishing communities that have committed to marine conservation through marine reserves. The main tasks for this position are to conduct field studies to investigate the efficacy of fully-protected marine reserves to confer resilience to climate variability and recover depleted populations of marine invertebrates (http://www.cobi.org.mx/?pag=3Dr-pbc-building-ocean- resilience&idioma=eng). Field activities will involve the design and conduction of underwater ecological monitoring, the deployment and maintenance of oceanographic sensors, and the conduction of ecological experiments using scuba. Laboratory activities will include creation and maintenance of databases, data analyses, processing of samples (e.g., phytoplankton, recruitment collectors) that will be conducted both in the field and at the Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University. Required qualifications include: a MS in marine sciences or marine ecology; extensive experience in ecological monitoring and field experiments; and willingness to spend extended periods of time at remote field locations. Because of the setting of the field locations, and the international nature of this project, bilingual skills (Spanish and English) are required. All else being equal, preference will be given to candidates that would be able to start as early as July 1, 2012. The position is initially for 12 months, but it could likely be extended to up to four years. Candidates should send via email a letter of interest describing their qualifications relevant to the project and past research experience, their full CVs, and arrange for the names and contact information of two references to both of the following addresses: Dr. Fiorenza Micheli Professor Hopkins Marine Station Stanford University Oceanview Blvd. Pacific Grove, CA 93950, USA micheli@stanford.edu Dr. Andrea Sáenz-Arroyo Science Director Comunidad y Biodiversidad A.C. Popocatepetl # 28 Despacho 1 Colonia Hipódromo Condesa México 06100 DF andrea.saenzarroyo@gmail.com Application deadline is May 25, 2012. Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately after this date and continue until a suitable candidate is found.