Postdoctoral Scholar – Stream Hydro-Ecology position at University of California, Berkeley

June 28, 2017

Open date: June 21st, 2017
Next review date: July 5th, 2017
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: July 14th, 2017
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.


Department of Environmental, Science & Policy Management

We are inviting applications for a postdoctoral scholar to investigate environmental controls on the abundance and survival of endangered coho salmon in the Russian River basin, California, USA. The candidate will be responsible for modeling hydro-ecological dynamics in intermittent stream systems. A primary goal will be to quantify limiting factors to fish habitat and over-summer survival and writing papers. There will be opportunities for independent lines of inquiry involving field work or retrospective data analysis. The successful candidate will work with a team of researchers, including UC faculty as well as management and conservation partners.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (by time of application)
Candidates must have completed all degree requirements except the dissertation or be enrolled in an accredited PhD or equivalent degree program in Freshwater Ecology, Environmental Science, Hydrology or related field.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in Freshwater Ecology, Environmental Science, Hydrology or related field.

• Demonstrated expertise in quantitative skills – proven experience with ecological data analysis, statistical models, and computer programming (e.g., R, Python, MatLab);
• Experience working with geospatial data and geographic information systems a plus;
• Expertise in data management skills;
• Strong publication record.

The targeted start date for this position is August 1, 2017. The initial appointment is for one-year, with renewal based on performance for up to three years. This is a full-time appointment in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, and will be jointly supervised by Drs. Carlson and Grantham.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC Berkeley salary scales. The annual salary range for this position is $48,216 to $56,400. Generous benefits are included:

Interested individuals should include a 1-2 page cover letter describing their research experience and publications along with a current CV and the names and contact information of three references. Letters of reference may be requested for finalists. It is optional to include a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service

Questions regarding this recruitment can be directed to Dr. Stephanie Carlson ( and Dr. Ted Granthan (

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center) to the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

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:

The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research or teaching.

The University of California, Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

Job location

Berkeley, CA



  • Curriculum Vitae – a current CV
  • Cover Letter – 1-2 page cover letter describing their research experience and publications
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)


3 references required (contact information only)

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