We are excited to have you join our team! Note: candidates for the jobs listed below must apply through UC Santa Barbara at the provided link.
Current Job Openings
If you are passionate about training the next generation of data science leaders, we are ready for you to join our team! UC Santa Barbara's Bren School is seeking an Assistant Teaching Professor (tenure track) in Environmental Data Science to work closely with our MEDS program.
The appointee will contribute to our educational mission in the following areas:
- Teach courses on computational data science skills, including data wrangling, analysis, modeling, visualization, reproducible analysis and workflow management.
- Teach courses on the modern data science software stack in commonly used programming languages such as Python, R and/or SQL.
- Help supervise student group capstone projects, including instruction in team science and project management.
- Participate in, and eventually lead, faculty oversight and governance of the MEDS program (including curriculum and implementation).
Find out more and apply here.
Our newest synthesis program, the Gulf Ecosystem Initiative, is seeking two postdocs passionate about data science and environmental issues in the Gulf of Mexico, especially around areas of fisheries, climate change, and natural resource management.
Located at NCEAS in downtown Santa Barbara, this postdoc will offer opportunities for collaboration with to-be-announced working groups in the Gulf Ecosystem Initiative 2023 Call for Proposals (awarded May 2023). Research time will be split between these projects and independent study in any area of the initiative's thematic focus. This initial postdoc cohort will be joined by a growing community of postdocs in the following years.
Required materials: Cover letter, CV, three page statement of research, contact information for three references. Learn more and apply here.
NCEAS is seeking a top candidate for a 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 as well as be part of a team to envision and advance interdisciplinary environmental science at UCSB.
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 AVC in the Office of Research and the Director of NCEAS to advance campus-wide environmental science.
Find out more and apply here
Are you passionate about designing and building tools for open science? Do you want to promote reproducible, high-impact research on the earth and the environment? Do you love to collaborate at the intersection of software, science, engineering, and design? Then come join the vibrant community at NCEAS working on these issues.
We will be hiring under the UCSB job description for three separate roles with distinct expertise and skill-sets:
- Cloud developer - This position will focus on design and development for cloud-backend services supporting web-based scientific data and analytical software. Day-to-day work will include designing and developing cloud-based services (e.g., on Kubernetes) for analysis and processing for large earth-systems data and models.
- Front-end developer - This position will specialize in web-design and development for data science applications, including scientific data visualizations and front-ends for data, analysis, and modeling systems.
- Graph databases and semantic knowledge modeling - This position will specialize in software development to build knowledge systems, using technologies such as linked open data, semantic search, and ontology engineering, to solve challenging data discovery and integration problems spanning the environmental and earth sciences.
NCEAS is hiring! We are looking for an Assistant Data Scientist to join the Arctic Data Center. If you are passionate about data analysis, cloud computing, data management, and data visualization - come join our team!
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
- Master's degree in data science, computer science, or other equivalent statistical and mathematical disciplines with demonstrable statistical analysis and modeling skills
You will have demonstrable experience and proficiency with:
- one or more scripted statistical frameworks such as R or Python
- demonstrated excellent writing and speaking skills in English allowing communication of complex technical topics with a science audience.
We are looking for people with strong organizational skills, strong problem solving skills, and be service oriented. Some combination of the following additional skills with be desirable, although we don't expect any given candidate to possess all of these skills:
- Experience with geospatial analysis, remote sensing data, or web mapping tools
- Experience using cloud computing (e.g. Kubernetes, Google Earth Engine, MS Planetary Computer)
- Knowledge of parallel and concurrent programming techniques
- Background in advance statistics and modeling, such as deep learning and machine learning
- Knowledge and skill in data management, metadata standard, and data archival procedures
- Experience with tooling for the software development lifecycle, including version control systems, continuous integration, and testing framework
- Experience and skill in other programming languages is desirable
- Any degree in earth, environmental, ecological, or related science fields
Learn more and apply online here.
NCEAS 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.
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Our internships are open only to undergraduate and graduate students at UC Santa Barbara.
Science Communication Fellowship
Our Science Communication Fellowship is a paid internship that is open to all UCSB students. It provides the opportunity to build professional experience in communicating the value of science for solutions to pressing environmental challenges.
Do you want to learn best practices in data science and open science, while contributing to real synthesis research projects?
NCEAS data internships include training, mentorship, and the opportunity to collaborate with scientists. Most internships will include working with GitHub, R/RStudio/RMarkdown, or Python/Jupyter Notebooks. Interns are paid an hourly wage and must work at NCEAS' office in downtown Santa Barbara.
We regularly hire data interns to support the following initiatives. If you apply for more than one internship at the same time, please indicate that in your cover letter.
Data Internship Opportunities
Ocean Health Index
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