Friday, January 08, 2021

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science & Data Analytics at Cleveland State University


The Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences of Cleveland State University invites applicants for a tenure track assistant professor position in Environmental Science and Data Analytics. The appointment will begin August 16, 2021.

Primary duties include conducting research and teaching in the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in Environmental Science. Excellent opportunities for collaboration and outreach beyond the department exist within the intercollege Center for Research on the Urban Environment ( and the new Center for Applied Data Analysis and Modeling ( CSU also anticipates hiring up to three other faculty (in 2021) with expertise in applied statistics, data analytics, and/or bioinformatics. Regionally, there are diverse options for collaboration with a variety of other institutions that conduct research and manage natural resources, including the Holden Arboretum, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cleveland Metroparks, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Cleveland Water Alliance, and NASA Glenn Research Center, as well as with nearby universities (e.g., Case Western Reserve University and Kent State University). Salary is commensurate with qualifications and competitive with other research-intensive universities. Substantial startup funds are available, proportional to potential for acquiring external funding.

Minimum qualifications include:
• a Ph.D. in environmental science, earth science, ecology, natural resource management, or a related discipline
• two years of postdoctoral research experience, or equivalent, accumulated by the hiring date (August, 2021)
• experience with diverse forms of environmental data and tools for data analysis, visualization and modeling, including spatial data and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
• intent and potential to teach courses on applications of remote sensing and GIS for ecology, environmental science, natural resource management, and/or other applied sciences

Preferred qualifications include:
• more than two years of experience as a postdoctoral researcher, or equivalent in environmental science, earth science, ecology, natural resource management, or a related discipline.
• competence using freeware for data management, analysis, and visualization (e.g., R, QGIS, Python, mySQL), or other widely utilized tools for data analytics (e.g., MATLAB, ArcGIS)
• skill with emerging and widely applicable tools (e.g., remote sensing, machine learning)
• intent and potential to acquire external funding (e.g., from NSF, USDA, EPA, and/or NIEHS)
• authorship of peer-reviewed publications in high-quality journals
• substantial teaching experience (e.g., as an instructor of an undergraduate course)
• intent and potential to help develop one or more courses for a new ‘data analytics’ track for environmental science students (BS & MS), or for other interdisciplinary degree programs
• expertise that is complementary to other CSU faculty and research partners in the region (e.g., urban ecosystems, global change, macroecology, environmental pollution, restoration ecology, hydrology, biogeochemistry, natural resource management, population ecology)
• intent and potential to positively engage diverse students within CSU’s academic community

CSU is a young (est. in 1964), rapidly evolving university with a growing research profile. Among public universities that fulfill a critical dual mission, providing upward mobility and conducting impactful research, CSU is ranked 18th in the U.S., first in Ohio Our downtown campus and Cleveland itself have been noted for their substantial revitalization. The region offers diverse recreational opportunities and cultural activities, and incredibly affordable housing in a variety of neighborhoods within a short drive or ride on a bike, bus, or train. For more information, see:

Review of applications will begin on February 8th, 2021 and preference will be given to candidates with applications that are complete by that date. A complete application requires submission of a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, an unofficial transcript and/or a summary of graduate coursework, and receipt of letters from three references. Successful candidates will use these application materials to collectively demonstrate the extent to which they meet the minimum and preferred qualifications. Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. In your application, you must explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s diverse community. For applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience, note how your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an urban serving university.

For details on the application process, see Inquiries about the job, application process, university, or region may be sent to the search committee chair, Dr. Kevin Mueller (

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Hire is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials (including evidence of a Ph.D.) and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)


Applications for the postdoctoral fellowship program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) are currently being accepted. MBARI is dedicated to the development of state-of-the-art instrumentation, systems, and methods supporting scientific research in the oceans. Ongoing programs at MBARI span marine robotics, ocean physics, chemistry, geology, biology, and engineering. Located in Moss Landing, California at the head of Monterey Canyon, MBARI enjoys convenient access to a diverse range of ocean environments. The Institute operates two ocean-going research ships, a coastal workboat, remotely operated vehicles, autonomous underwater and surface vehicles, oceanographic profilers and moorings, the MARS seafloor cabled observatory, and a wide range of oceanographic equipment. MBARI is a non-profit oceanographic research institute supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Offers will be made to selected candidates from the fields of biological, chemical and physical oceanography, marine geology, and engineering. Candidates must be awarded a Ph.D. degree prior to commencing the two-year appointment starting between July 2021and June 2022. Applicants should communicate with potential research sponsors at MBARI ( HYPERLINK for guidance on project feasibility, relevance to ongoing research projects, resource availability, and expected start date.

 Application  deadline: January 20, 2021

Selected candidates will be contacted soon after.

Application requirements:

1.   Curriculum vitae

2.   At least three professional letters of recommendation

3.   Succinct statement of the applicant’s doctoral research

4.   Potential research goals at MBARI

5.   Supplemental information online form



Address your application materials to: 

MBARI, Human Resources
Job code: Postdocs-2021
7700 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9644

Submit by e-mail to: (preferred), by mail, or by fax to (831) 775-1620.



MBARI Welcomes Diversity

MBARI is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. MBARI considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or covered veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.


Competitive compensation and benefits package.

Monday, November 09, 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher Opportunity in Ecosystem Modeling, University of Delaware, Newark

There is an opening for a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Dr. Vargas in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Delaware. The researcher will work closely with a multidisciplinary team (University of Arizona and Donald Danforth Plant Science Center) to support prediction and analysis of crop growth models, ecological forecasts, and scenarios. The work will be focused on predicting the impacts of genetically modified traits on physiological and ecosystem dynamics.

The ideal candidate will be proficient with crop, ecological or land surface models, will have a strong foundation in ecophysiology, biogeochemistry, or related discipline within biology or earth sciences, and a commitment to collaborative and open science. The position is available immediately with a starting date no later than January 1st 2021.

Duties and Responsibilities

The researcher will be expected to run, visualize, interpret, and present results from crop, ecological or land surface models. Test model sensitivity (e.g., using a Bayesian framework). Meet regularly to present results to a multidisciplinary team and the funding agency. Publishing of results in scientific journals. Document work to support open and reproducible science. Work in an iterative, agile environment to promote infrastructure for open science.

 Specific Responsibilities:

● Run, calibrate and validate crop and ecological models

● Develop, refactor, test, and document scientific workflows

● Implement new ecophysiological mechanisms in existing models

● Identify and communicate data needs to researchers

● Create and improve visualizations and interpretation of results

● Writing reports and peer-review manuscripts.

 Minimum Qualifications

● Doctoral degree in related field of research.

● Experience in scientific software development

● Proficiency in R or Python

● Experience with crop, ecological or land surface models

● Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn new skills.

● Excellent organizational skills.

● Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team and publish scientific


Preferred Qualifications

Additional experience or interest in learning Bayesian modeling, data management, project management, version control, high performance computing. Proficiency in a compiled language such as C, C++, or FORTRAN.

 Documents Needed to Apply

● Cover Letter

● Curriculum Vitae

● Publications 1-2 (examples in electronic format)

● Names and contact information of three references


The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

The University of Delaware ( is one of the oldest land-grant institutions in the nation, one of 19 sea-grant institutions, and one of only 13 space-grant institutions. UD is designated as a high research activity university (Carnegie rated) and ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. Additionally, UD is located in Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

Please direct questions to Dr. Rodrigo Vargas (

Apply here.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University

The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. We are seeking candidates with independent research interests that intersect with one or more faculty within our department and who contribute positively to the diversity of the department through outreach or other means. Both domestic and international applicants are welcome. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment, but candidates must have received their Ph.D. no more than 3 years before their start date at Rice.

The research fellowships will be supported for two years, pending satisfactory progress during the first year, and covers an annual stipend of $60,000 with a benefits package and an additional annual discretionary research allowance of $3,500.

Applicants are requested to develop a proposal of research to be undertaken during the fellowship period. The principal selection criteria are scientific excellence, a clearly expressed research plan to address questions at the forefront of their field of study, research synergies with at least one faculty, and a commitment to fostering diversity in their field of research. The proposed research should encompass independent research ideas and explore new directions beyond the applicant’s Ph.D. Preference will be given to applicants whose proposals demonstrate independence and originality, and also the potential for collaboration with one or more faculty in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences.

The application is due on 1 December, 2020 at The application should include the following documents:

* A current CV, including a list of publications 

* A brief synopsis of the applicant’s doctoral dissertation (no longer than one page).

* A brief diversity statement that explains the applicants’ interest in, experience with, and/or planned commitment to addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their field of research (no longer than one page)

* A concise research proposal (no longer than three pages, including figures, excluding references) describing the applicants research interests, specifically the research that the applicant would like to pursue at Rice

* The names of potential Rice faculty who could serve as postdoctoral mentors 

* “Applicants are responsible to ensure that three letters of reference are submitted to Rice University (via Rice Works). The deadline for letters is one week after the application deadline.

Following acceptance, the appointment may begin any time before 1 January, 2022. Questions, including regarding reference letters, can be addressed to

Rice University is located in Houston, Texas, and is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian university that aspires to path-breaking research, unsurpassed teaching, and contributions to the betterment of our world. Rice fulfills this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Subarctic Wetland Carbon Cycling

Postdoctoral Research Scientist job available – Ecology of coastal wetlands and sub-Arctic carbon cycling

An NSF funded postdoc in the Atwood lab ( at Utah State University is available starting in fall of 2020. The successful applicant will also work closely with the Beard Lab ( at Utah State University and the Waring Lab ( at Imperial College-London. We seek an enthusiastic and inquisitive postdoc who is interested in understanding the role of herbivory, climate change, and wetland ecology and management in affecting carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas (carbon dioxide and methane) exchange in wetlands of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in Alaska. The project will focus on waterfowl impacts on vegetation and implications of atmospheric exchange. This study does not focus on waterfowl themselves but instead on the ecosystem services and values of coastal wetlands in Alaska, knowledge of which is fundamental to conserving these and other coastal systems.

Utah State University is a highly selective, public, land-grant university and is classified as a Carnegie R1 Research University. The main campus is located in Logan, a community of 100,000 people. Logan is 85 miles north of Salt Lake City in scenic Cache Valley, a semi-rural mountain basin with nearby ski resorts, lakes, rivers, and mountains providing many recreational opportunities. The area has a low cost of living and provides a high quality of life. For more information on Logan see

Required Qualifications: A PhD in ecology, soil microbiology, biological sciences, biogeochemistry or other closely related environmental science field with quantitative abilities and self-motivation. Required skills: Supervising field crews, programming experience in R, fieldwork experience in ecology, especially in wetlands, experience with LiCORs or other greenhouse gas analyzers, greenhouse gas data analysis. Because of the successful applicant will spend two summers in a remote research camp on coastal western Alaska, we seek applicants with experience driving boats and snowmobiles, and living in remote field sites for extended periods of time. In your cover letter, please describe your experience or willingness to gain these experiences, and live in a remote area.

Review of applications will begin on September 7, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. The appointment will preferably begin on or before January 1, 2021, with an initial commitment of two years, but could be extended contingent upon performance and the availability of funding. A competitive salary and full benefits package will be offered.

In your application, please include:

1. A cover letter that explains how your research and experience aligns with the skills and research activities listed above

2. A CV or resume

3. A list of three professional references and their contact information.

For any questions, contact Trisha Atwood:

Fall 2021 Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships at University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

The Department of Geological Sciences at UNC provides full support for graduate students including a 12 month stipend, full tuition support, and health insurance. In addition, there are opportunities for admission fellowships, funded graduate field trips, departmental research funds, and yearly conference travel support! 

The small departmental size at UNC cultivates a collegial and supportive environment. Graduates go on to successful careers in academia, governmental research, or private industries. 

To apply and for more information, please see:

Closes: September 30, 2020