Employment Opportunities


Scientific Web Developer/ Designer

Job description

NCEAS seeks a scientific web developer/designer to help design, create, and deploy materials that communicate moderate to complex scientific findings about ecological and environmental research efforts at the Center. Responsibilities will be primarily but not exclusively Web-based, including potentially other digital technology delivery mechanisms (e.g. Ebooks). Principal duties involve "full stack" Web skills, including: web/graphics design; front-end development and deployment; user experience evaluation; and creation of end-user documentation, and outreach and training materials. Also configuration and use of leading Content Management Systems such as Drupal or Wordpress; Web-related technologies such as HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript (e.g. JQuery, D3), JSON, and XML; and graphics production software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Knowledge of RDBMS, SQL, ER modeling, and RDF useful, as is familiarity with a programming language (e.g. Python, Java, "R").

Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Sciences, Digital Media or relevant area, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong interpersonal and communication skills for interaction with highly technical as well as non-technical audience. Demonstrated proficiency in diagramming and prototyping Web sites using design tools, and in practices and tools necessary to build robust, appealing Web sites supporting understanding of potentially complex, multi-disciplinary environmental insights. The incumbent must have a strong understanding of the theory behind User Experience and Design, as well as strong knowledge of relevant industry standards for Web usability. Incumbent must have the ability to independently analyze and apply their skills to solve complex representational challenges relative to communicating 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 sites that include moderate to complex scientific infographics and visualizations, involving building and maintaining advanced, dynamic, interactive, user-driven interfaces that are linked to complex underlying relational, semantic, and other database sources.

Incumbent contributes generally to providing technology assistance, especially relative to Web delivery of content generated by projects affiliated with NCEAS, that all broadly focus thematically on the areas of synthesis, collaboration, informatics, and skills training in the Environmental, Ecological, and Conservation Sciences. Ability and willingness to adapt to and learn new Web and human-computer interaction technologies as these evolve, especially in the context of communicating scientific concepts, developing interactive scientific infographics, and fostering collaborative science.

Desired Requirements: Training or experience in scientific/environmental/ecological research and analysis.

How to Apply

Open until filled. Submit a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, your CV or resumé, and contact information for 3 non-peer references along with your online application at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20160165.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.