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Shark Lab Post-Doctoral Fellow

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 5/30/23

Job Description

Shark Lab Post-Doctoral Fellow

Job No: 526366
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Excluded, Temporary, Full Time, Research

Job Summary

This position provides research support to Shark Lab field operations including shark tagging, active tracking, receiver data, AUV and UAV data analysis and design formation. This position will also support graduate student research by providing field assistance and mentoring. Assist with field operations, data management and analysis. Assist with report and manuscript writing.
Key Responsibilities

  • To assist with all field operations including shark tagging and tracking, acoustic receiver array deployment and maintenance, AUV and UAV deployments, and data collection.
  • To oversee data collection, data maintenance and analysis of telemetry tracking, AUV and UAV data deployment and data sets.
  • Assist Shark Lab technicians and graduate students with field operations including boat and diving support.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of principles of experimental design; knowledge of the common principles, methods, and techniques related to the discipline; knowledge of the materials, supplies and equipment and their uses related to the discipline. Ability to evaluate the materials and supplies used; ability to plan activities and prepare schedules, ability to use methods, techniques and skills related to the discipline in collection of data. Skills in marine electronics, basic plumbing, carpentry and electrical repair, computer programming, and statistical analysis. Ability to train and supervise others.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience

  • PhD (or higher) degree in Marine Science or related discipline from an accredited institution, and the equivalent of three (3) or more years of experience in marine field operations, providing data management and data analysis (spatial and temporal) and coordinating and managing field crews.

  • Research experience using acoustic and satellite telemetry, biologging technology, shark capture, handling experience, and data maintenance experience.

  • Experience in the field use of small power-driven vessels (<30' LOA), or comparable experience in coastal waters, with U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Certificate or MOTC/MOCC Certificate.

  • Experience in programming in R, Python, Matlab and/or ArcGIS, managing and processing large datasets.
    Licenses / Certificates

    Must have, or must obtain in one to three months of employment or, if an appropriate course is not available, at the earliest date possible thereafter: California Driver's License; AAUS certification for Scientific SCUBA; and CSU Defensive Driving Course.

    Shark Beach Safety

    Research Fellow

    Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

    Hiring Range: Up to $5,417 per month commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training.

    Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
    Time Base

    Full-time temporary position for one (1) year with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.
    Application Procedures

    Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.

    PLEASE FILL OUT THE APPLICATION COMPLETELY. It is important that all sections of the on-line application are filled out completely and accurately. Please include all relevant education and experience. Your application will be used to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

    Additional Information

    The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

    CSULB is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
    Equal Employment Statement

    California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

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    CSU Vaccination Policy

    The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
    Out of State Employment Policy

    California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

    As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

    Application Closes: Apr 12, 2023 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.