The Center for Community and
Citizen Science (CCCS) and the Center for
Environmental Policy and Behavior (CEPB) seek an accomplished
quantitative social scientist to lead a project focused on human
use of coastal and ocean resources. The postdoctoral scholar will
conduct analyses of data generated by MPA Watch, an innovative
citizen science project in which volunteers collect data about
onshore and offshore human activities along the California Coast
(learn more at mpawatch.org). The position
requires high-level statistical methods in R, including spatial
models and the capacity to estimate models that include missing
data and data that is only partially observed across geography.
The role also involves working with state agencies and non-profit
partners involved in the adaptive management of California’s
network of marine protected areas.
This full-time position is funded for 18 months, beginning early
2020. The scholar will be jointly supervised by the CCS Executive
Director and CEPB Director, and will participate actively in the
respective intellectual communities in those two centers.