Employment Opportunities



SNAPP - Finance & Contracts Specialist III

The Finance and Contracts Specialist is responsible for the financial management and reporting; accounting; grants administration; or similar financial and contractual activities related to SNAPP. This includes collaborating with partners on annual budget development, multi-year forecast and oversight of all financial information, including the accounts payable and funds received. The Finance and Contracts Specialist proficiently administers and maintains finance/accounting activities in accordance with TNC policies and procedures and best practices in financial/organizational management. The Finance and Contracts Specialist supports the Global Science Finance Manager to respond to complex employee/management/external partner questions and problems for a satisfying multi-organization collaboration. The Finance and Contracts Specialist is able to effectively articulate relevant legal concepts and internal policies and procedures to others in non-technical language and s/he has a solid understanding of the concept of legal liability and risk management.

Application Deadline: July 8, 2018

How to apply: Click Here to be redirected to The Nature Conservancy's application portal. Search for this position by its Job ID: 46581. Follow instructions from the The Nature Conservancy web portal.

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Front End Developer and Designer

This experienced and professional web developer and designer works at NCEAS to design, create, and deploy software applications that collect and communicate scientific information and materials, including scientific findings about ecological and environmental research. The incumbent understands modern web development, user experience and design, and is considerate of web usability standards. Incumbent communicates insights from interdisciplinary environmental science research to a broad audience ranging from expert scientific researchers, to managers, and the interested public. Incumbent recommends, designs, and implements web applications that include moderate to complex scientific infographics and visualizations. Web applications are built and maintained using dynamic, interactive, user-oriented interfaces that are linked to underlying relational, semantic, and other database sources.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

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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*:

Ocean Health Index

Currently accepting applications. Deadline is November 30, 2018

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

Working Group Support

Currently accepting applications. Deadline is October 8, 2018

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

Arctic Data Center

Currently accepting applications

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.