Employment Opportunities

Ocean Health Communication Specialist

The Ocean Health Index project seeks a motivated person to join the team as a OHI Communication Specialist. The Ocean Health Index (OHI) measures how well oceans are able to sustainably provide the benefits that humans need and desire, such as food and recreation. The OHI has been calculated every year since 2012 for 220 countries and territories and is used to determine how well countries are managing this resource. Additionally, 20 independent groups are leading their own OHI assessments (called “OHI+”). More information is available at ohi-science.org. This position provides opportunities to build professional skills, experience, and a communications portfolio. Tasks include: content developer, OHI-Science blog editor, video editor, and social media manager and strategist.

Application Deadline: November 26, 2017.

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LTER Communications Coordinator at NCEAS

The Long-Term Ecological Research Network Communications Office (LTER-NCO) is located at UCSB's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) and serves as a central information hub and supports cross-site collaboration activities for the LTER Network. The Communications Coordinator helps to maintain fluid communication within the LTER Network and to raise awareness of the mission and accomplishments of the Network in the scientific community. The Communications Coordinator identifies story ideas based on publications and conversations with researchers at LTER sites and produces a variety of written, graphical and digital materials to make LTER Network science accessible and relevant for scientific partners, stakeholders, and policymakers. The LTER Communications Coordinator assists with program and logistics for several LTER events each year, including the annual Network Symposium at the National Science Foundation, the annual Science Council Meeting, and the 2018 LTER All-Scientists’ Meeting. Other related duties may be assigned.

Application Deadline: October 18th, 2017.

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Assistant Professor in Environmental Data Science and Informatics: Earth Research Institute

The Earth Research Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Data Science and Informatics at the rank of Assistant Professor. They seek a highly creative and interactive scholar whose research and teaching interests are focused on innovative approaches for theoretical, empirical, and computational analyses in Earth and Environmental Sciences and whose research addresses dynamics at any scale - from individual organisms to the entire globe. In particular, they are interested in candidates who are developing novel insight related to environmental topics in areas including - but not limited to - computational ecology, ecological modeling, social-ecological systems, and the human ecology of infectious diseases.

Application Deadline: November 15th, 2017.

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Training and Outreach Coordinator: Arctic Data Center

The Training and Outreach Coordinator has responsibility for managing a community engagement, training and outreach program in a manner consistent with the philosophy, mission, policies and procedures of the Arctic Data Center. They are responsible for facilitating, coordinating, designing, conducting, and integrating multiple training and outreach initiatives across the Arctic Data Center.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

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Community Engagement and Outreach Manager: DataONE and Make Data Count

The Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator has responsibility for managing a community engagement and outreach program in a manner consistent with the philosophy, mission, policies and procedures of the DataONE and Make Data Count. They are responsible for facilitating, coordinating, designing, conducting, and integrating and outreach initiatives across DataONE.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

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Data Science Fellowship Opportunities

Fellows will analyze, document, and archive important ecological, physical, chemical, and social science data from research projects focused on environmental issues in Alaska and the Arctic. This practicum-style program gives fellows the opportunity to gain practical knowledge and skills needed to manage national-scale data repositories.

Application Deadline: September 1 for the January session and May 1, 2018 for the July session.

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