Employment Opportunities

Current Job Openings

Candidates for the jobs listed below must apply through UC Santa Barbara at the provided link. 

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.


Science Liaison

Help us expand the reach and impact of our science while supporting diverse science leaders. A joint position with COMPASS, our science liaison will be based at NCEAS and work with COMPASS to support the scientists who conduct synthesis research through NCEAS to amplify the impact of their research, reach key audiences across a diversity of contexts and geographic scales, and ultimately help to realize the potential of science to create a better future.

Application deadline: 10/31/19 for first review and full consideration; final date: 11/29/19

Apply at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01621


Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator

The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is seeking a Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator for our open science and synthesis projects, with an emphasis on community building, communications, and data science training for the Arctic Data Center.

The candidate will work across several projects run at NCEAS, including, but not limited to, the Arctic Data Center, Conservation Aquaculture Research Team (CART) and the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP). 

Application deadline: 10/4/19 for full consideration; final date: 11/15/19

Apply at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01576


Data Fellows (Junior Specialists)

The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary Data Fellows (Junior Specialist positions) to engage in data science projects relating to environmental science. These projects may include organization and analysis of data sets, developing software and libraries in support of ecological synthesis and data science projects, and/or creating learning curricula for enhance data literacy across the community. 

Application deadline: 9/30/19 for full consideration; final date: 10/31/19.

Apply at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01568



Science Communication Fellowship

Our Science Communication Fellowship is a paid fellowship that is open to all UCSB graduate students. It provides the opportunity to build professional experience in communicating the value of science for solutions to pressing environmental challenges. Learn more


Data Internships

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student at UC Santa Barbara who wants 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*:

Working Group Support

No open positions at this time

Support the management and analysis of environmental data for working groups of the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) and the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network. More details

Ocean Health Index

No open positions at this time

Learn how to weave open data science principles into marine science and conservation. More details  

Arctic Data Center

No open positions at this time

Learn new data management tools by documenting and archiving important ecological, physical, and social data from research projects focused on environmental issues (e.g., climate, fisheries, wildlife, geochemistry, etc.) in Alaska and the Arctic. More details.

*If you are applying to more than one internship at the same time, please indicate that in your cover letter.