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National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis


Work with Us at NCEAS!

NCEAS is a research institute affiliated with UCSB, but located ten miles south in downtown Santa Barbara. Note that both staff and academic candidates must apply for jobs through the official UC Santa Barbara websites, provided below for each current job opening. NCEAS is committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in environmental data science and is especially interested in candidates who can support the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

As part of the UC system, NCEAS 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.

Current Job Openings

Applicant Resources

  • Remote Work

    NCEAS' philosophy generally values in-person over remote work to encourage productive conversation and collaboration. For all employees, we offer flexibility with hybrid schedules and an opportunity to apply for remote work after three years of service.

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  • No Negotiation Policy

    We do not allow salary negotiation during the hiring process. This decision is grounded in our commitment to creating an inclusive and equitable space for all. We will offer all candidates the maximum possible salary that the position will allow given the candidate's skills, experience, and funding available.

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  • Service Expectations

    NCEAS is committed to fostering a vibrant community through values for diversity, equity, inclusion, and service. We encourage all NCEAS employees to regularly contribute to our community during work hours- for example, through committee action, giving a seminar, or in other creative ways.

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What can I negotiate?

We do not allow salary negotiations. We are also unable to provide support for relocation costs or bonuses. Please see above for more details our salary and remote policies. Benefits, including healthcare, dental, and retirement, are highly competitive and provided by UCSB. Academic positions, including postdocs, accrue two days of vacation and one day of sick leave per month while staff positions get one day of sick time and vacation that scales with length of employment. You are welcome to negotiate the following after the job offer: job title, start date, percentage time, and, if appropriate, hybrid schedule. 

Other Positions

  • Ocean Health Index Internships

    The Ocean Health Index project annually seeks three motivated fellows to work with our team to conduct the annual global Ocean Health Index assessment! This is a paid position working part time from May to June and full time from June to September.

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  • Postdoctoral Research Fellows

    In addition to project specific postdoctoral research opportunities, NCEAS is happy to host postdoctoral fellows through programs like NSF, UC Presidential Fellows, UCSB Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellows, Smith Fellows and more.

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