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Biologist position – San Francisco Bay Area, California, U.S.

Julie Thayer, November 8, 2018

Full time position for seabird population studies and analysis of marine predator food habits (seabirds, marine mammals, predatory fishes, etc.). Field work collecting data on Alcatraz Island seabird colonies, lab work analyzing predator diet, supervision of interns for both field and lab work, statistical analysis of results of field and lab work, report and manuscript preparation. Work often conducted in windy/cold/foggy conditions. Some weekend/evening work required. Position based in Petaluma with field work in San Francisco.

Compensation: salary + benefits TBD depending on expertise. Travel mileage to field site is reimbursed. Vacation can be taken only during non-field season.

Required: BS; Attention to detail, high level of independence, basic statistics, dissecting scope experience, report writing skills, good organizational and communication skills, patience, positive attitude

Desired: Advanced degree; seabird colony monitoring experience (population, productivity, phenology, etc.); experience in marine predator dietary analysis (fish/cephalopod and otolith/hard part ID, photographic/measuring software, etc.); advanced statistical ability; advanced database manipulation skills, project managing/supervisory experience; manuscript writing skills, fundraising ability

Please send cover letter and resume to Position open until filled. Start date March 2019.