UCI’s Environmental Collaboratory (the Center for Environmental Biology, UCI NATURE, and Masters in Conservation and Restoration Science) and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology invite applications for a full-time field researcher in the Junior Specialist series. We seek highly motivated applicants to conduct basic research with focus on supporting field research in UCI-supported sites in Southern California, including the Loma Ridge Global Change Experiment and the Coastal Sage Drought Net Restoration Experiment. Environmental Collaboratory staff and faculty in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology oversee a network of field sites that enable research on climate change, invasive species, nutrient deposition, habitat restoration, and other environmental issues. The Loma Ridge Global Change Experiment was established in 2007 to understand ecosystem responses to altered precipitation and nitrogen pollution. 

The successful applicant will support field research by maintaining infrastructure, implementing experimental manipulations, and collecting data. The position also involves coordination with academic researchers and staff as well as partner organizations, including other universities. Duties will include troubleshooting field equipment and technical problems, carrying out experimental protocols, weeding, and assisting project personnel with student groups, data acquisition and field site access. 

QUALIFICATIONS: At least one year of experience with ecological field research; strong organizational, teamwork, and communication skills; capacity to work full days outdoors under field conditions on a routine basis; commitment to promoting field safety and best practices; valid driver’s license. Desirable qualifications also include: experience with operating and maintaining scientific equipment; familiarity with California plant species; knowledge of ecological field survey techniques; experience with data management and software coding; prior participation in ecological research and restoration projects. 

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be directed via email to Megan Lulow, mlulow@uci.edu. 

Application Procedure: Qualified candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references to the following on-line recruitment URL: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06558 

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.