Employment Opportunities

Postdoctoral Associate - Gulf of Alaska

Scientific Programmer/Analyst

 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


Postdoctoral Associate - Gulf of Alaska

Description:

NCEAS is seeking Postdoctoral Associates for long-term scientific synthesis within the Gulf of Alaska.  Via a Call for Proposals, the Center will support two Postdoctoral Associates to work in residence at NCEAS on Gulf of Alaska synthesis. Associates are appointed for one year with a second year available under normal circumstances. Proposals for Associates must  include a description of proposed activities and a justification of why these are appropriate. Associates must plan on allocating their time to synthesis and be in residence at NCEAS for the full period of their appointment. In addition, Associates are expected to participate in the activities of selected Working Groups in order to develop collaborations and facilitate synthesis in these groups. Successful proposals will utilize data collated by NCEAS along with other existing information to conduct and publish holistic synthesis and analyses of driving processes and perturbations within this large and complex ecosystem.

The Call for Proposals for Postdoctoral Associates and Working Groups was issued on March 5, 2014. Proposal submissions are due May 1, 2014. Research is expected to commence Summer 2014 and conclude Autumn 2016.

Salary:

Postdoctoral Associates receive a salary of approximately $48,000.00 plus benefits and access to all NCEAS and UC Santa Barbara facilities.

 


Scientific Programmer/Analyst

Description:

NCEAS is seeking a scientific programmer/analyst to consult with and advise NCEAS' researchers on efficient, appropriate, and powerful computational approaches and tools for implementing their scientific investigations.

Tasks:

Tasks include assisting target groups in accomplishing analyses by developing, testing, and assisting researchers in the use of custom-developed code created with advanced software tools; helping with or training how to archive analytical products and data; and working with other NCEAS' technologists to coordinate developing codebases and datasets into generalized resources for ecological research.

Requirements:

Specialist in scientific programming and quantitative analyses, ideally with extensive experience with ecological/environmental data and concepts, and advanced capability using high-end software solutions on Linux, MacOSX and Windows machines. Advanced knowledge in several of these areas: statistical procedures and tests, analysis of time series and spatially explicit data, modeling of populations and ecosystems, and the software tools needed for accomplishing these tasks. Strong knowledge in several of these applications: R, Python, Ruby, javascript, SAS, or MATLAB, including expert facility with data processing and manipulation, as well as use of analytical libraries. Advanced programming skills in C/C++, FORTRAN, and Java also desirable. Experience with GIS and remote-sensing techniques and software also desirable, e.g. PostGIS, QGIS, or ArcGIS; as is familiarity with relational or object-oriented database modeling and usage (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL).

Bachelors degree or higher in ecology, earth and environmental sciences, or related field, with strong quantitative background in analysis, programming, and database development. Strong familiarity with collecting, organizing and analyzing natural science data, especially relative to ecological, conservation, and geospatial data. Candidates with backgrounds in engineering/computer sciences will also be considered if complemented by strong prior experience organizing and analyzing earth and environmental science data. Must have strong communication skills, and work well with other scientist/researchers in intensive collaborations.

Notes:

Fingerprinting required. Occasional need for air travel to meetings, and to work on weekends. Work location in downtown Santa Barbara. If further questions, please contactschild [at] nceas [dot] ucsb [dot] edu ( Mark Schildhauer).

Salary:

$4,674 - $6,541/mo. Position is available for one-year, with a possibility of renewal depending on funding.

Application Information:

Open until filled. Apply online at https://Jobs.ucsb.edu, Job # 20130163.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.