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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: December 21, 2018
The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management strives to serve as the campus portal to environmental research and issues. Berkeley is founded on the principle of knowledge for the public good. Our department builds on this promise. We offer a portfolio of exciting undergraduate majors that offer diverse career options to students interested in biology, environmental science, environmental policy, and preparation for the health professions. Our highly ranked graduate program consistently serves as a gateway to exciting careers in research, teaching, and public outreach.
The Middleton Lab studies the effects of environmental change on the behavioral, population, and community ecology of wide-ranging wildlife, with emphasis on the development of solutions to human-wildlife conflicts. The group works closely with agency, university, non-profit, and private partners to make sure they are asking the right questions and making the best research contributions they can. They also work with photographers, artists, storytellers and others to communicate about science and conservation to the public. Their work is motivated by a global need for science and conservation solutions that promote both ecological integrity and human wellbeing, especially in working landscapes.
Provide day-to-day management of activities within the lab, including but not limited to: ordering supplies, collecting time sheets, and prepping requests to submit to Research Administration, Finance, and HR. In conjunction with the PI, participates in the development and revision of standard operating procedures for both the campus lab and field research projects.
Coordination of scientific meetings and workshops that stimulate the discussion and integration of different stakeholders involved in the project.
Project reporting; ensuring that all documents required by program sponsors are prepared in accordance with established deadlines and assesses and recommends changes.
Budget management, researching financial discrepancies, and monitoring project expenditures.
General project management including monitoring of project progress, resource allocations, staffing levels, milestone performance, and work plans as well as maintaining lab website.
Identify and help prepare grant proposals helping to asses and recommend changes to maintain compliance with federal and state requirements and internal policies.
Other duties as assigned.
Excellent interpersonal skills, administrative skills, problem solving, data management.
A demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience with financial management, purchasing, and expenditure.
Familiarity with topics and concepts in biology, ecology, evolution, conservation, and climate processes.
Prior experience with UC Berkeley's administrative systems and processes or ability to learn.
Experience working on politically sensitive wildlife research, management, and policy topics.
Adaptability to the dynamic needs of multi-stakeholder collaborations and field-oriented research.
Salary & Benefits
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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