Candidates for the jobs listed below must apply through UC Santa Barbara at the provided link.
Current Job Openings
The Conservation Aquaculture Research Team (CART), based at the NCEAS, in partnership with California Sea Grant and with support from the Ocean Protection Council, is seeking to fill a postdoctoral position as part of its effort to develop a strategic action plan for aquaculture in the State of California. The position will be based at NCEAS in Santa Barbara, California.
The State of California, through the Ocean Protection Council (OPC), has initiated a process to develop and eventually implement a strategic action plan for expanding aquaculture. CART will be working in close coordination with California Sea Grant to engage stakeholders, synthesize the state of knowledge around aquaculture planning, and develop a user-informed draft action plan. This draft plan will then be used to inform a second, extensive round of stakeholder engagement to refine and finalize the plan. The final action plan will be presented in 2023.
This postdoctoral researcher will be based at NCEAS in Santa Barbara, California and will support and lead components of the work plan to develop the user-informed strategic action plan. The position will be embedded within CART and the broader NCEAS community, as well as the Halpern and Froehlich research labs.
Apply at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01912
Are you passionate about designing and building web applications for open science? Do you want to promote reproducible and synthetic research on the earth and the environment? Do you love to collaborate at the intersection of science, engineering, and design?
We seek a talented web developer and designer to join our open science development team and contribute to web applications that advance ecological and environmental synthesis at global scales. Projects focus on building web sites for sharing and managing scientific information and data, analysis code, and other science products to help promote open, reproducible science and facilitate synthetic research.
Projects will include designing and building web sites and applications that present scientific results in ecology and environmental science and that enable scientists to describe, submit, and discover data, analysis results, and other project details important to researchers. Projects will initially build web applications for the Arctic Data Center, the Ocean Health Index, and the DataONE network of data repositories, among many others. Upcoming projects include, for example, ones that focus on redesigning project web sites, publishing scientific findings, displaying metadata quality results on the web, and building web sites to support and promote preservation, discovery, reuse, and citation of open scientific data.
The McClintock Lab, based at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, supports geospatial planning and research efforts in the marine sciences which have complex and challenging software needs. Lab development projects include web applications, mobile data collection tools, and computer vision software. The Lab’s longest running project, SeaSketch (www.seasketch.org), is a hosted software service which supports diverse and numerous government agencies and other institutions around the globe in engaging scientists, stakeholders and the general public in marine spatial planning. We are currently using SeaSketch for marine planning in the US, Canada, Portugal, Maldives, Micronesia, Bermuda with past experience in over two dozen countries.
NCEAS and Microsoft AI for Earth are partnering to fill a postdoctoral position to inform the science of sustained, automated, and technology-driven ecosystem assessment, based at NCEAS in Santa Barbara, California. This initiative will support multidisciplinary synthesis working groups and research aimed at tackling key questions around how to operationalize and automate rapid ecosystem assessments.
This postdoctoral researcher will be based at NCEAS in Santa Barbara, California under the mentorship of Dr. Ben Halpern and will participate in the research of one or more funded working groups currently being solicited (to be awarded by Dec 2020), depending on experience and interest, as well as conduct independent research related to ecosystem assessment. This position will give the postdoc significant opportunities to maximize the impact of their research, and to work at the interface of cloud-based AI and ecological synthesis science.
Apply at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01857
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.
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
Working Group Support
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.Learn more
Ocean Health Index
Learn how to weave open data science principles into marine science and conservation.Learn more
Arctic Data Center
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.Learn More