University of California, Santa Barbara

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University of California, Santa Barbara
Jan 23, 2019
Full time
The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) is seeking a top candidate for a newly-created Director’s Postdoc. The successful candidate will pursue research of her/his own interest in any domain of environmental science using analytical or synthesis approaches. The ideal candidate will have excellent quantitative and modeling skills, an interest and track record in publishing in top science journals, demonstrated commitment to open science principles and practice, interest in engaging with the diverse community at NCEAS, and experience communicating science in policy, public and media outlets. The position is intended to be highly independent, with the successful candidate pursuing her/his own research agenda under the mentorship of the Director of NCEAS while also collaborating with the Director and NCEAS residents on additional projects of interest. NCEAS works to accelerate scientific discoveries that will enhance our understanding of the world and benefit people and nature, as well as to transform the scientific culture to be more open, efficient, and collaborative. NCEAS is part of UCSB but housed in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. NCEAS facilitates synthesis research and collaboration in environmental science, ecology, and environmental data science, conducted as part of research initiatives led by NCEAS and Center Fellows. Each year NCEAS hosts more than 700 visiting scientists and practitioners and over 30 resident scientists, including a growing community of post-doctoral associates, Center Fellows, and Researchers, and has a staff of approximately 25 administrative, scientific computing and informatics staff. The resident scientist community is expected to grow over the coming years. Minimum Qualifications:• Ph.D. in Ecology, Environmental Science, Geography, or related field. Preferred Qualifications:• Track record publishing in top academic journals;• Strong quantitative and/or modeling skills;• Experience managing, processing and analyzing large datasets;• Proficiency using Git, R and/or Python• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;• Outstanding organizational skills;• Demonstrated success managing several projects/tasks at the same time; • Able to work well with a wide range of people across disciplines and backgrounds; • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively. Salary and Benefits:This is a 100% time appointment. Minimum salary of $50K to $61K, based on prior postdoc experience.Postdoctoral benefits package included (http://clients.garnett-powers.com/pd/uc/). Required Documents to Apply:Applicants must submit (1) a current Curriculum Vitae, (2) cover letter describing your research background and qualifications for the position, (3) a short (<1pg) description of research interests and potential projects, and (4) names and contact information for 3 references. Apply by March 1, 2019 for primary consideration. Position will remain open until filled. Please apply through UC Recruit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01455 Anticipated Start Date: No later than July 2019. Position is for up to 3 years, renewable annually based on performance. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Jan 17, 2019
Full time
We are seeking a full-time Assistant Specialist for a funded project at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), University of California, Santa Barbara through the Conservation Aquaculture Research Team (CART). The project is a continuation of current research focused on spatially mapping and quantifying the impacts, potential adaptations, and mitigation measures for aquaculture under climate change, at local to global scales. Thus, the research encompasses different types of aquaculture at different ecological scales and environments. The candidate will be based at NCEAS in Santa Barbara, CA and will engage with ongoing and emerging research projects as well as have the opportunity to pursue her/his own research related to the project theme. This position will be responsible for: 1) expanding the spatial modelling and mapping of climate change threats to global brackish and freshwater aquaculture; 2) down scaling climate change impacts to specific regions of interest (e.g., SE Asia); and 3) develop her/his own project of interest that can include, but not limited to, linkages to other food systems or focus on the land-sea interface. This full-time position offers competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience. The appointment is for 18 months, with the possibility of extension pending available funds and strong performance. The successful candidate will work with Ben Halpern and Halley Froehlich, integrated with his research lab and the CART initiative – which offers opportunities to work across other on-going and related projects, including “Environmental Impact and Sustainability of Global Food Systems.” RESIDENCY AT NCEAS: NCEAS is located in scenic downtown Santa Barbara, California. The Center is known for fostering interaction and collaboration, a characteristic that leads to the success of its visiting scientists. NCEAS has a growing and thriving community of postdocs, resident scientists, and analysts, and frequent influx of leading scientists and practitioners from around the world participating in working group projects. We expect the candidate to contribute their knowledge, interests, and enthusiasm to the intellectual atmosphere. This Assistant Specialist should anticipate spending the vast majority of their time working at the Center. QUALIFICATIONS:Basic• MSc in natural resource management and/or aquaculture, climate change, aquatic ecology or related disciplines Preferred:• PhD in natural resource management and/or aquaculture, climate change, aquatic ecology or related disciplines• Proficient in R programming• Strong analytical and modeling background, particularly spatial analyses • Ability to review and synthesize large amounts of literature and disparate data sources• Strong communication and interpersonal skills• Outstanding organizational skills• Ability to take initiative and work independently and as part of a team• Strong publication record• Experience working with groups outside of academia (industry, NGOs, etc.) TERM OF APPOINTMENT: 18 months, with the potential for extension pending funding and evaluation of performance. SALARY RANGE: Salary is dependent on experience, qualifications, and hiring level. The UCSB salary scales may be found at https://ap.ucsb.edu/compensation.and.benefits/ucsb.salary.scales/ POSITION AVAILABLE: Start date March 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.TO APPLY: Please apply via UC Recruit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01452 Required Documents to Apply:Applicants must submit (1) a current Curriculum Vitae, (2) cover letter describing your research background and qualifications for the position, (3) names and contact information for 3 references. CLOSING DATE: Preference will be given to applications received by February 15, 2019. Position is open until filled. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.