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.

 

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

 

Jr. Specialists: Mapping status and threats to global marine biodiversity, aquaculture and fisheries

We are seeking up to two full-time Junior Specialists to embed within several ongoing projects focused on understanding and mapping how human activities impact coastal marine ecosystems, with a particular focus on aquaculture, fisheries, and the global food system. The candidates will be based at NCEAS in Santa Barbara, CA and will be responsible for: 1) data discovery, processing and cataloguing; 2) where appropriate, spatial modeling of human activities and stressors at global scales; and 3) supporting and participating in preparation of scientific manuscripts based on the research. 

Application deadline: 9/25/19 for full consideration; final date: 10/31/19

Apply at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01570

 

Assistant or Associate Specialists: Mapping status and threats to global marine biodiversity, aquaculture and fisheries

We are seeking up to two full-time Assistant or Associate Specialists to embed within several ongoing projects focused on understanding and mapping how human activities impact coastal marine ecosystems, with a particular focus on aquaculture, fisheries, and the global food system. The candidates will be based at NCEAS in Santa Barbara, CA and will be responsible for: 1) data discovery, processing and cataloguing; 2) spatial modeling of human activities and stressors at global scales; 3) statistical analysis and modeling of causal drivers of spatial patterns; and 4) supporting and participating in preparation of scientific manuscripts based on the research.

Application deadline: 9/20/19 for full consideration; final date: 10/31/19.

Apply at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01565

 

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

 

Postdoctoral Researchers : Global sustainability modeling for the Iterative Eden Project

We are seeking 2 post-docs as part of a new initiative at UC Santa Barbara called the Iterative Eden Project that aims to explore and produce global sustainability models across diverse and interacting sectors. The post-docs will work in close coordination and collaboration to evaluate different dimensions of global sustainability and build a first iteration ‘Eden’ model.

Application deadline: 09/11/19 for full consideration; position open until filled.

Apply at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01560

 

Environmental Data Science Coordinator

We seek a highly organized individual with project management experience and, preferably, a familiarity with data science to help manage the logistical and administrative tasks required to prepare for the launch of UC Santa Barbara's Masters of Environmental Data Science, which will be co-led by NCEAS, and to plan two related summits. 

Application deadline: 08/26/19 for full consideration; position open until filled.

Apply at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01549

 

Clean Seafood Research Specialist

We are seeking up to two motivated researchers to provide analytical support to a new, innovative project that will explore the environmental and economic implications of cell-based and plant-based seafood products. The project is a partnership between NCEAS and the Sustainable Fisheries Group of UCSB's Environmental Market Solutions Lab.

Application deadline: 06/07/19 for full consideration; position open until filled.

Learn more and apply at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01519

 


Fellowships

Science Communication Fellowship

Now accepting applications. Apply by September 8th, 2019. Download the description.

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.