Amphibians in the Sierra Nevada, CA

Amphibian Job in the Sierra Nevada, CA
This position is to assist in a habitat study on Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frogs.
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Job #JPF02127
Recruitment Period
Open April 10th, 2018 through May 10th, 2018
Openings are anticipated throughout the year in the Center for Watershed Sciences at the University of California, Davis for non-tenured, academic term appointments as Junior Specialists. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies each year, depending on the needs of the Center.
This position will aid in implementing studies that look at the abiotic and biotic conditions in various watersheds environments in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California with regard to amphibian or aquatic habitats. Duties include monitoring of amphibian populations using pittagging and radio telemetry equipment, assessment of habitat conditions using basic stream and meadow survey techniques, compiling and entering all field data into excel and access databases. Synthesize and analyze data, may include helping draft annual reports, actively and significantly involved in publishable research activities such as reviewing journal articles, engaging in discussions on research to assist interpreting results and assisting researchers with preparation of manuscripts for peer-review journals, participate in environmental based professional or technical societies, groups or organizations. The candidates will work with other researchers on the project, but may also be in charge of field assistants in the summer who will assist with data collection. Field excursions may extend for multiple days at a time, flexibility in work schedule is necessary. The data will be analyzed statistically for comparison to data collected by other researchers on the project, knowledge of basic statistics is required. Participate in department and campus activities and committees as allowed by funding source.
Bachelor degree in ecology, biology, environmental studies, hydrology or related field required.
Experience monitoring amphibians or aquatic organisms.
Experience synthesizing and analyzing collected data.
Experience working in remote field locations for multiple days at a time.
Ability to use Microsoft Excel, Access and other software application to compile and enter data.
Ability to perform basic Statistics.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with pittagging and using radio telemetry equipment with amphibian species, stream and aquatic survey techniques and protocols.
Ability to process data, provide statistical analysis, and perform technical writing.
Experience backpacking in remote field locations.
Salary Range:
Junior Specialist l -$18.26/hour or Junior Specialist II – $19.48/hour salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Job location
Davis, CA
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