[ES_JOBS_NET] Organic Geochemistry Position in Santa Cruz, CA.

[Met-jobs] PhD Research Assistantship at South Dakota State University (USA)

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I am seeking a motivated Ph.D. student to pursue interdisciplinary
research in the field of geospatial sciences. The student will have the
opportunity to develop their own research related to one of my ongoing
research projects.

I. The NASA-funded Multiple Indicators Detecting Significant Trends
(MIDST) project seeks to answer the question: Where in the western
hemisphere is the vegetated land surface changing significantly during
the past 15+ years in response to direct human impacts? The MIDST system
will use multiple products from the following sensors: MODIS,
AMSR-E/AMSR2, AIRS/AMSU-A, MOPITT, CERES, TRMM, in conjunction with the
NASA Global Land Data Assimilation System (GLDAS). Two thematic areas
for particular emphasis on characterizing change are the megacities and
conurbations of the western hemisphere and the cerrado of Brazil.
Project team includes Dr. Xiaoyang Zhang of SDSU
() and Dr.
Kirsten de Beurs of the University of Oklahoma

II. The NASA-funded interdisciplinary project “Storms, Forms, and
Complexity of the Urban Canopy” seeks to answer the question: How do
land use, settlement patterns, and the shapes of cities interact to
influence the behavior of severe storms? Of particular interest is the
modulation of land surface phenology in urbanized and urbanizing areas
and the linkages to the urban heat island effect.

Applicants should have earned master’s degree in ecology, geography,
environmental science, or a closely related discipline along with a
strong conceptual background in landscape ecology, land change science,
ecological remote sensing, or other appropriate field.

Position is based at the Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence
(GSCE), a dynamic internationally recognized research center at SDSU
located in Brookings, SD. South Dakota was recently ranked the state
with the 5th highest quality of life in the US.

The GSCE is a friendly research environment that has excellent research
infrastructure and computing support. Visit

A background in geographic information systems, experience with remote
sensing data processing and analysis, computer programming skills, and
knowledge of ENVI/IDL and the R environment are all highly desirable.

The student will pursue a Ph.D. in Geospatial Science and Engineering,
an interdisciplinary degree program at South Dakota State University.
Potential starting dates are Fall 2014 or Spring 2015. GRA stipend is
$30,000 for a 12-month 0.49 FTE position and benefits include medical

To apply for this position, send the following information in electronic
form to the address below: Curriculum Vitae, 1-page statement of
research interests, and copies of transcripts. Applications will be
reviewed as they are received.

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal
opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women
and minorities are encouraged to apply. Non-US citizens may apply.

Geoffrey M. Henebry, Ph.D., C.S.E.
Professor of Natural Resource Management Co-Director & Senior Research
Scientist Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence (GSCE) South Dakota
State University
1021 Medary Ave., Wecota Hall 506B
Brookings, SD 57007-3510, USA
email: Geoffrey.Henebry@sdstate.edu


[Met-jobs] Part-time Researcher Position at University of Birmingham (UK)

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College of Life and Environmental Sciences


Climate Researcher (Research Associate) 55022 –Part-Time 0.5 FTE

Starting salary is normally in the range £25,513 to £27,864

Fixed-term for 19 Months

The working group of Meteorology and Climate within the School of
Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, is looking for a scientific
researcher interested in contributing to the group’s current research
focus on meteorological and climatological extreme events.

Current activities include research on observed and simulated dynamic
processes relevant for the generation of extreme events, the analysis of
statistical characteristics, diagnostics of global and regional model
simulation and the assessment of related impacts.

The working environment includes an excellent network of cooperation
within the School, the University of Birmingham, and with national and
international scientific and operational institutions.

The position holder will work for the project SeaStoC (Seasonal
Extra-tropical Storm Clustering). The project will address the business
relevant question of increased frequency of occurrence of severe, damage
prone extra-tropical cyclone systems per season. The focus is laid on
European winter wind storms as the dominating natural hazard for
(re)insurance business in Europe.

Skills and Experience:

BSc / MSc in Meteorology, or a neighboring discipline with experience in
meteorology and climate sciences.

Experience in meteorological data analysis (in particular extreme value
analysis, statistics); scientific programming skills; knowledge of
dynamic meteorology; writing of scientific publications; teaching at
university level, including supervision of BSc and MSc theses.

Informal enquiries should be made to:

Dr Gregor Leckebusch (g.c.leckebusch@bham.ac.uk
; 0121 414 5518)

Info to the working group:

Closing date: 4 August 2014 Reference: 55022

To download the details and submit an electronic application online
alternatively information can be obtained
from 0121 415 9000.

Best regards

Gregor Leckebusch

[Caglist] University of Guelph – Dean, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

University of Guelph  College of Social and Applied Human SciencesDean, College of Social and Applied Human Scienceshttp://www.geog.uvic.ca/dept/cag/jobs.htm#L1064
The University of Guelph invites applications for the position of
Dean of the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences.
The College is one of the largest on campus consisting of 5,000
undergraduates, 300 graduate students, and 200 faculty and staff.
There are 5 academic units: Family Relations & Applied
Nutrition, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology
& Anthropology, as well as three inter-disciplinary programs,
International Development Studies, Criminal Justice and Public
Policy, and Environmental Governance. The College also includes two
active research centres: the Centre for Families, Work &
Wellbeing and the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship.
Further information is available at http://ift.tt/1lpGrcL.
Ideal candidates for the position of Dean will be dynamic,
visionary, and innovative leaders. Candidates will possess an open
and collegial style; solid management experience; outstanding
communication and interpersonal skills; an excellent scholarly and
professional record; the ability to inspire a dedicated faculty and
staff; the capacity to build and sustain positive relationships with
all constituents; and an interest in leading the future growth of
the College.
The University of Guelph is committed to employment equity and
encourages applications from qualified aboriginal Canadians, persons
with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and women.
The search committee will begin reviewing applications in July 2014,
with the appointment effective July 1, 2015. Applications, including
a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae and the names of five
references (who will not be contacted without the consent of the
candidate), should be submitted, in confidence.
To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please call Malcolm
Bernstein, Partner or Kathryn Morse, Executive Recruiter at
1-866-822-6022 or apply online at


[ES_JOBS_NET] Carnegie Instititution of Washington – Staff Scientist position in Geophysics

Dear colleagues, The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) of the Carnegie Institution of Washington seeks a staff scientist in the broad field of geophysics who will investigate solid-Earth processes at the planetary scale. Areas of expertise and research emphases might include (but are not limited to) the thermal history, convection, differentiation, and tectonics of Earth and other terrestrial planets, connections between planetary formation processes and past and present geological and seismological structure of the Earth, or mantle-lithosphere dynamics. This person should complement existing research programs in the Department (http://ift.tt/1lefjgz). Applicants who integrate across traditional boundaries, especially between between models and observations, and geophysics, geochemistry, and planetary sciences, are particularly encouraged to apply.The Carnegie Institution is a basic research organization with a history of innovative instrumentation development. DTM staff scientists hold long-term appointments and pursue independent research supported by a combination of endowment and federal funds. DTM staff scientists do not have teaching duties, but we place considerable emphasis on mentoring postdoctoral scholars.Applications should be submitted through http://ift.tt/1jHqYJN include a curriculum vitae, brief statement of research plans, and abstracts from the applicant’s three most important papers. Please also provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional referees, whose letters may be requested by DTM. Questions may be sent to staffposition@dtm.ciw.edu.Review of applications will begin September 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Carnegie is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Fellow in the field of coupled biological/chemical/physical ocean modelling

The Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences at the University
of British Columbia invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in
the field of coupled biological/chemical/physical ocean modelling. The
successful applicant will conduct research as part of a group developing
a coupled numerical model, based on the NEMO model, of the Strait of
Georgia with data assimilation from the Ocean Networks Canada
observatory to be run operationally.

The position is for one-year, renewable for a second year and preferred
start dates are Nov 2014-Feb 2015. The application deadline is Sep 16,
2014 but will be extended if a suitable candidate has not been found.

Full details here: http://ift.tt/1jHqYcL

Susan Allen

[ECOLOG-L] Plant Ecology Postdoctoral Researcher wanted to work with Angela Moles at UNSW, Australia


Salary Level A: A$82,662 – A$88,415 per year (plus 17% employer
superannuation and leave loading). This is a full-time position available
for a fixed term of two years.

Angela Moles is looking to employ a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on an
Australian Research Council funded project entitled “Latitudinal gradients
and beyond: understanding the drivers of global patterns in plant ecology”.

The successful applicant will be based in the Big Ecology Lab in the School
of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at UNSW in Sydney,
Australia. UNSW ranked 114th in the 2014 Times World University rankings,
and Sydney is a nice place to live (UNSW is ~ 20 minutes walk from Coogee


[ECOLOG-L] Job Opening for Coastal Physical Scientist

Position Open Immediately – Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
Position in Coastal Restoration – Coastal Physical Scientist
New Orleans, Louisiana
Deadline: COB July 31, 2014

About Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation:
The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is a not-for-profit environmental
organization and is an equal opportunity employer. LPBF has an immediate
opening for a coastal scientist at our offices at Pontchartrain Beach Office
(2045 Lakeshore Dr., New Orleans, LA.).
The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation was established in response to
environmental concerns voiced throughout the Basin. As the public’s
independent voice, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF) is dedicated
to restoring and preserving the water quality, coast, and habitats of the
entire Pontchartrain Basin. Through coordination of restoration activities,
education, advocacy, monitoring of the regulatory process, applied
scientific research, and citizen action, LPBF works in partnership with all
segments of the community to reclaim the Basin for this and future
generations. The Lake Pontchartrain Basin is a 10,000 square mile watershed
encompassing 16 Louisiana parishes. Go to SaveOurlake.org to learn more.

About the position:
The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is seeking to immediately hire or
contract a qualified scientist to assistant with the execution of the
Coastal Sustainability Program. The contractual position is expected to
require 20 to 40 hours a week and includes some local travel. The position
may be contractual or staff. The term of the position is expected to be at
least for twelve months, but could be extended pending performance and
available funding.
Applicants should have at least a Masters degree in physical
sciences (coastal processes, geomorphology) with GIS training, and have good
technical writing and verbal skills. Professional experience in coastal
wetlands restoration is preferred. Typical work is expected include GIS
mapping, land surveys (Trimble), technical report writing, coastal data
analysis, hydrocoast support, sedimentological studies, participation in
coastal planning meetings, and project management (Visit the SaveOurLake.org
Website to learn more of the Coastal Sustainability Program). Boating
skills are desirable. A successful applicant would be reporting to the
Director of the Coastal Sustainability Program of the Lake Pontchartrain
Basin Foundation. Candidates should have an ability to handle diverse
situations and field work in a highly professional and effective manner.

Applications should include:
• A letter of introduction
• Resume
• Example of past technical writing (just a few pages please)

• Independent contractor – $28 to $36/ hour depending on

To Apply:
Please email (preferred) application materials to John Lopez at
jlopez@saveourlake.org with subject line Coastal application. May be mailed
to LPBF Att: John PO Box 6965, Metairie, LA 70009-6965

[ES_JOBS_NET] Post-doctoral Researcher, WRF-chem modeling, NCAR

The link to the
position is at: http://bit.ly/1yxWFZn

NCAR – NCAR Earth System Laboratory (NESL)

Atmospheric Chemistry
Division (ACD)


Basic Function of
Job:  The Postdoctoral Researcher will work as part of
interdisciplinary teams that are working on cookstove intervention
experiments in West Africa and China. The Postdoctoral Research
will conduct original research and engage in group research using
the Weather Research Forecasting Model with Chemistry (WRF-Chem)
to investigate the impact of cooking technologies on emissions,
chemistry and climate. The Post-Doctoral Researcher will use
laboratory and field measurements to develop emissions inventories
and scenarios, and use WRF-chem to simulate air quality and




Works with team
members to develop emission inventories for the study region.
Designs and conducts modeling experiments with WRF-chem. Uses
in-situ measurements and satellite observations to evaluate the
results. Analyzes WRF-Chem data with respect to other observations
and in-situ measurements.


Collaborates with
other researchers and team members to analyze modeling and
measurement results. Communicates the results of the research
through publication in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters,
meeting proceedings, presentations at scientific meetings, and
contributions to scientific assessments.


Will work safely in
accordance with ACD and NESL procedures, the Employee Safety
Handbook and the UCAR Safety Manual.  Will report injuries and
unsafe conditions to supervisor and the Safety Office




Education &


in physics, atmospheric science or equivalent.

record of research and publication.


Knowledge, Skills and


knowledge of fundamental processes controlling atmospheric
chemistry and transport.

with global and regional chemical transport models, so as to be
able to run simulations and to customize the model code and
inputs for specific studies, along with analyzing the results. 

in the analysis and interpretation of experimental results.

to participate and interact productively in multidisciplinary

to work both independently and collaboratively on scientific

knowledge of differential and integral equations, numerical and
statistical methods and linear algebra.

in written and oral communication of research results and
presentation of proposals.



DESIRED (but not required):


Experience using the WRF-chem model.

[Met-jobs] Research Fellow at Oxford University (UK)

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Research Fellow in Global Assessment of Water Security

School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford

Grade 8: £37,756 – £45,053 p.a.

The Environmental Change Institute (ECI) is seeking to appoint a
Research Fellow to join our major research programme on water security.
Our research on water security takes a multi-scale approach, analysing
global risks and exploring how pathways to water security can be
appraised and implemented at the river basin scale. We address droughts,
floods and water quality in an integrated risk-based approach. The
Research Fellow will pioneer new analysis of risks and develop metrics.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced water researcher with a strong
track record of publication in the scientific literature and a genuine
motivation to address water challenges of global significance. The
applicant may come from a hydrological, water resources systems or water
economics, with experience of modelling at a range of scales, ideally
including regional and global scales. The postholder must hold a
Doctorate or have equivalent research experience in a relevant subject.
The Research Fellow will be expected to take initiative in design and
implementation of research and publication of results. There will be
opportunities to contribute to teaching to the School’s Master’s programmes.

This is a senior position aimed at candidates with an outstanding
specialist abilities and research track record, so the advertised Grade
8 reflects this level of responsibility. We will also consider
candidates at an earlier career stage with a strong research track
record and outstanding research potential, and in that case a post may
be offered at Grade 7 (£29,837 – £36,661 p.a.) with the responsibilities
adjusted accordingly.

This is a fixed-term post for up to 18 months in the first instance,
with the intention to extend to 24 months subject to satisfactory
project progress.

You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement when you apply.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 11 August 2014.
Interviews will be held on 5 September 2014.

The job description and person specification is attached to this email.

Apply online

Karis McLaughlin | Oxford Water Network Coordinator

School of Geography and the Environment | University of Oxford

Oxford University Centre for the Environment | South Parks Road | Oxford
| OX1 3QY


http://www.water.ox.ac.uk | @oxfordwater