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Join the Eel River CZO—We are looking for a new Project Coordinator!


03 Feb 2017

Application deadline: 14 Feb 2017. Part-Time (50%) Academic Coordinator - Eel River CZO - Berkeley Natural History Museum.

Part-Time (50%) Academic Coordinator I - The Eel River Critical Zone Observatory - Berkeley Natural History Museum

To Apply:


Open date: January 30th, 2017
Next review date: February 13th, 2017
     Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: February 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.


The Eel River Critical Zone Observatory at the University of California, Berkeley seeks to hire an Academic Coordinator to support research activities funded by a variety of (type) grants.

The Academic Coordinator will oversee the administrative and research needs of the Eel River Critical Zone Observatory (CZO), including financial operations, grants management, and facilities operations, as well as overall technical management of the research, with the authority to organize, coordinate and monitor projects to meet milestones and goals. The Academic Coordinator is the hub of communication for the CZO. The incumbent will monitor progress, resource allocations, staffing levels, budget and milestone performance and work places; coordinate within and among CZO component programs, report project status weekly to the CZO Director; work with the Executive Committee to ensure annual plans and progress reports are prepared; and implement communications systems and processes to ensure timely data release and effective interaction among component programs. This person will work closely with the Data Manager and database programmer to maintain the CZO website. The incumbent will work with the Data Manager to handle requests for materials and data, ensuring that research data generated by the CZO is accessible to the scientific community, and will interact with administrators at the other CZOs to insure coordination in efforts. The Academic Coordinator will work with Research Enterprise Services, a unit of the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research, and Campus Shared Services, to meet much of the administrative needs of the CZO.

Basic qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in an appropriate field (ecology, hydrology, biology, climate science or similar) is required at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications (required by start date):

  • Demonstrated data management, problem solving, and administrative skills.
  • Verbal and written communication skills as well as political acumen.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Currently active in research at some level, with an ability to report on the outcomes of this program in appropriate scientific meetings.

Preferred qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in ecology, biology, hydrology or similar field
  • Experience with field station collections or research, and laboratory or field research as well as familiarity with topics and concepts in biology, ecology, evolution, conservation and hydrological and climate processes
  • Experience with financial management, purchasing, and expenditure

This is a half-time (50%) position with a starting full-time salary range of $53,928 - $59,029, plus benefits, with the possibility of renewal based on performance. Existing funding is in place for this position through 2018.

The position will remain open until filled. The anticipated start date of this position is February 28, 2017. To apply, please submit a cover letter, your Curriculum Vitae, a 1-2 page writing sample, and contact information for three references by going to the following link:

Letters of reference are not required at this time. We will seek your permission before contacting your references. 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 work.

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