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Assistant/Associate Specialist - Fire Ecology/Fire Science - Environmental Science, Policy and Management

Position overview

Position title: Assistant to Associate Specialist
Salary range: This position provides full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC Berkeley Specialist salary scale (Table 24B), available at the link provided.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: Spring 2022
Position duration: The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funding

Application Window

Open date: December 15th, 2021

Last review date: Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Feb 4, 2022 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

The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management with the Rausser College of Natural Resources, at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks applications for an appointee in the Specialist series in the Stephens Lab, with a focus in the area of Fire Ecology/Fire Science.

The mission of the Fire Science Laboratory at the University of California Berkeley is to conduct scientific research and provide academic training in the fields of wildland fire science, ecology, and resource management.

Specifically, our lab strives to:
Secure funding for and perform original, quality research in wildland fire science, ecology, and management.
Participate in and encourage interdisciplinary research efforts when possible, and disseminate findings by publishing research in peer reviewed academic journals.

Work in support of multiple ongoing fire research projects in forests, woodlands, and shrublands including analyzing historical datasets, measuring the effects of prescribed fire and managed wildfires, and developing remotely sensed fire severity metrics in areas outside of conifer forests.
Work includes complex statistical analysis of large datasets, writing sections of or leading writing of manuscripts, assisting in proposal writing, and developing new research ideas.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent international degree

Preferred qualifications

Master’s Degree or equivalent international degree
Scientific writing experience as indicated by contributions to publications
Experience with R programing and GIS skills
Degree in fire ecology, forestry, geography, plant sciences, or related field

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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Job location

Berkeley, CA