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Assistant/Associate Specialist - Fire Ecology/Fire Science - Environmental Science, Policy and Management
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 15, 2022
Title Assistant/Associate Specialist - Fire Ecology/Fire Science - Environmental Science, Policy and Management
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 12/29/2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Forest Ecology & Management
    Environmental Science & Ecology

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 2023 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: November 14, 2022

Next review date: Wednesday, Dec 14, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Dec 29, 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.

Table 24B:

Labor Contact:
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent international degree
Preferred qualifications
  • Master's Degree or equivalent international degree
  • Demonstrated experience with scientific writing as indicated by contributions to publications
  • Demonstrated experience with R programing and GIS skills
  • Degree in or related to filed of; fire ecology, forestry, geography, plant sciences
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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