Assistant Researcher in Dynamic Food-Web Computer Modeling
University of California Los Angeles Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
United States

Assistant Researcher

Job #JPF06430
  • ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC SCIENCES / L&S Physical Sciences / UCLA

Position overview

Position title:Assistant Researcher

Application Window

Open date: May 15th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Jun 14, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Jun 14, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Position description

Assistant Researcher in Dynamic Food-Web Computer Modeling.

The Assistant Researcher will work on problems of food web dynamics for upper trophic levels using the Apex Predators ECOSystem Model (APECOSM). The researcher will join the Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Group under the guidance of Assistant Professor Daniele Bianchi in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. The overarching focus of the research will be the simulation of the biomass flow between pelagic communities of the California Current to parse the influence of multiple environmental drivers on this biomass flow. The work includes analysis of empirical observation of different nature, including fisheries independent trawls, EK60 active acoustic transects.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in ecology or related discipline, five years of experience at the post-doctoral level in numerical modeling of marine food webs (preferably using APECOSM), a knowledge of fish ecology and trait-based approach, a relevant publication record, experience in the analysis of oceanographic observation, and an interest in collaboration on interdisciplinary problems.

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, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. in ecology or related discipline.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
Reference requirements
  • 3-6 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06430

Help contact: jvillanueva@atmos.ucla.edu

Campus Information

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, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA
 


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