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.


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


Deputy Director, NCEAS (updated)

This position will work with our Executive Director, Director of Informatics, Director of Training and Research, and other NCEAS staff and scientists to support and grow a diverse portfolio of research initiatives. Download the full description.

Application deadline: 06/16/19 for full consideration; position open until filled.

Apply at jobs.ucsb.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=193701


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



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.