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Electrical Engineering - Marine Biologist in Residence - Associate Researcher (Open Until Filled; Review Date 9/02/16)

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The Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Associate Researcher in Electrical Engineering under the direction of Professor Marco Rolandi. This is a job for a “senior biologist in residence” with broad and long-term experience with vertebrate and invertebrate marine animals. The aim of this position is to explore new cutting edge research and cross-disciplinary opportunities in materials and electrical sensors derived and inspired from marine life. A creative and freethinking individual is desired. The individual is also expected to work with undergraduate and graduate students in the group, conduct independent research, as well as contribute to writing grants and scientific publications.

RANK: Associate Researcher

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in biology, molecular biology, ocean sciences, or related fields. A minimum of 10 years’ experience post Ph.D. in marine vertebrate and invertebrates.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Research experience in vertebrate and invertebrate marine biology, microbiology, materials science, and electrical signaling in vertebrates and invertebrates. Industrial experience in the fishing industry for commercialization opportunities is strongly desired

POSITION AVAILABLE: As soon as possible after closing date.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: The initial appointment is for one year at 40% time, with the possibility of extension. Depending on the availability of funding, the percent time may increase up to 100% time. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment, a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon availability of funding.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a CV, 3 representative publications, and 3 letters of recommendation*. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

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Refer to Position #JPF00376-17T in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on August 29, 2016. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete, and letters of recommendation received, by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2017.

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Santa Cruz, CA

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

  • Representative Publication

  • Representative Publication

  • Representative Publication

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required