[ES_JOBS_NET] Faculty Vacancy – Associate Professor / Chair in Biogeochemistry University of Leeds

The Earth Surface Science Institute at the University of Leeds
is seeking an enthusiastic academic to conduct world-class research
and teaching in biogeochemistry, with a focus on modern or ancient
biogeochemical cycles, geomicrobiology, or experimental geochemistry.
Information about the position can be found here http://ift.tt/1GUspdC, the
deadline for applications is August 7th 2015.
Informal inquiries should be directed to Institute Director – Professor Simon Poulton

[ECOLOG-L] Assistant Professor – Coastal Plant Science-UTRGV

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Multidisciplinary
Sciences, Marine and Coastal Sciences is accepting applications for a
tenure-track, Assistant Professor position to begin in the fall of 2015.
Responsibilities include delivering quality instruction within the
undergraduate and graduate program in Marine and Coastal Sciences,
establishing and conducting research and scholarship activities serving the
college and the university. Candidates should have a research focus in
Coastal Plant Science (e.g., seagrasses, mangroves, coastal thornscrub,
etc., and the impacts of global climate change and anthropogenic
disturbances on those ecosystems); applications are encourage from
exceptional candidates whose expertise can take advantage of UTRGV’s unique
biogeographical location and subtropical coastal ecosystems, and who can
integrate undergraduate research and training into their research program.
Faculty members are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in
their general field of study and additional courses as necessary to support
the needs of the program, develop a research program that attracts
extramural funding, and provide service.

If interested please visit the posting here:

[ES_JOBS_NET] Endowed Scientist Positions at California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences is a world-renowned museum, scientific research center and educational institution working to explore, explain and sustain life on Earth.



The California Academy of Sciences seeks to fill several endowed positions with Ph.D.-level scientists who do outstanding biodiversity / ecological science, focus on broader science communication & engagement,
care about increasing diversity in science, connect their work to real- world sustainability outcomes, and want to change the world.

The open positions are broad, and we are searching in many areas of biodiversity science and related fields. The Academy especially seeks experts in coral reef biology, tropical rain forests, the
ecology of California, and the impacts of global change on biodiversity, as well as candidates with interests in marine mammals and amphibian decline.
We seek candidates with skills in “big data”, modeling, GIS, visualization, genomics, and innovative methods for field- and collections-based research. Candidates who connect their work to larger sustainability challenges are of special interest.
Candidates must also show leadership in science communication and engagement, as well as an interest in increasing diversity in science.

The positions are of open rank (assistant, associate, or full).

Candidates can begin the application process by visiting:  http://ift.tt/1emvFHa

A full ad is attached below.

[ECOLOG-L] PhD Position: Remote Sensing of Sub-Tropical Forest Degradation

The Geography Department at Humboldt-University Berlin seeks highly
qualified and motivated candidates for a PhD Position in Remote Sensing
of Sub-Tropical Forest Degradation

One funded PhD position (TV-L HU 13, 60%) for three years.
Starting date: from 1st October 2015.
Application deadline: 16 July 2015
Reference number: DR/096/15

The successful applicant will study forest degradation in the South
American Chaco using satellite remote sensing and ground data. The Chaco
ecoregion, stretching into parts of Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay,
has experienced widespread land-use change with drastic outcomes for
biodiversity and ecosystem service provisioning. In this context, the
successful candidate will focus on assessing gradual forest changes in
the Chaco, for example due to changing grazing pressure or logging. To
quantify forest degradation and recovery across large areas in the
Chaco, and to assess the environmental outcomes of these changes, the
applicant will develop and apply time-series methods that make full use
of the Landsat archives and upcoming sensors such as Sentinel-2. The
position will contribute to a larger research project focusing on
understanding recent land-use changes and their effects on biodiversity
in the Chaco, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and carried
out in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Tecnología
Agropecuaria (INTA) in Buenos Aires and Salta, and the National
Universities of Tucuman and Mar del Plata (all in Argentina).

At the Geography Department, the applicant will join the Biogeography &
Conservation Biology Lab (http://ift.tt/1C39CA5
http://ift.tt/1GRMbpr), which seeks to better
understand dynamics in coupled human-natural systems, and how these
dynamics affect biodiversity – from landscape to global scales. Our
research has the overall goal to help identify pathways to balance human
resource use with the conservation of biodiversity, and is strongly
motivated by providing solutions to conservation problems. We develop
and apply approaches grounded in spatial ecology, spatial statistics,
geographic analyses, and remote sensing. The group works in
collaboration with researchers and science institutions worldwide, and
is an active contributor to science networks such as the Global Land
Project and Diversitas. The working language of the group is English.

We seek a candidate with an above-average MSc (or equivalent degree) in
Geography, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Ecology, or related fields.
We expect experience and a strong interest in land system science,
forest ecology, and sustainability science. Required methodological
skills include a sound background in remote sensing, geographic
information systems, and spatial statistics. Experience in scripting
languages (e.g., Python) and in R, as well as in forestry biometry
methods is a plus. Spanish language skills are highly welcome. We also
expect excellent command of the English language, good communication
skills, and willingness to work in international research teams.

We offer a position in an international, young and dynamic team with an
excellent scientific record. Payment will be according to EGr. 13 TV-L
HU (60% position), i.e., an annual gross salary of about 22,000-25,000
EUR, depending on prior research experience. Employment at Humboldt-
Universität zu Berlin offers all benefits of the German public service,
including health insurance. Funding for participation in scientific
conferences and relevant workshops is available. Humboldt-Universität zu
Berlin is located in the Berlin-Brandenburg research area and closely
linked to neighboring institutions like the Potsdam Institute for
Climate Impact Research (PIK) or the German Research Centre for
Geosciences (GFZ). HU Berlin hosts one of Germany’s leading Geography
Departments, with research foci in Land System Science, Sustainability
Science, and Metropolitan Studies. Berlin is Germany’s largest city with
an inspiring metropolitan flair and great scientific networking
opportunities. Researchers from abroad are welcome to apply. HU Berlin
is a certified family-friendly university. We seek to increase the
proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourage
qualified female scientists/researchers to apply. Applicants with
disabilities with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential
consideration. Non-German Citizens are specifically encouraged to apply.
Please refer to http://ift.tt/1C39CA9
http://ift.tt/1GRMdxv where you find the legally binding
German version of the job announcement.

Applicants should include (1) a letter of motivation, (2) a full CV, (3)
a writing example (e.g., a publication, a part of a thesis), and (4)
contact details for two references. Please send the application
electronically in a single PDF file to Ms. Dagmar Wörister
Please include the reference number in the content line of your email.
Application deadline: 16 July 2015

For further information please contact Prof. Tobias Kuemmerle

[ECOLOG-L] Job: Isotope analyst, EPA

Isotope Analyst (EPA-SSP-0014-03R)

The EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program has an
immediate opening for an EPA Isotope Analyst with the Office of Research
and Development at the EPA facility in Corvallis, Oregon.

Isotope Analyst
" (EPA-SSP-0014-03R)

The candidate will assist in implementation and testing of the nitrate
isotope technique, and assist in developing the appropriate quality
assurance and quality control for this technique.

Responsibilities will include:

·        Working with
microbiologists to maintain a pure bacterial strain of P. chlororaphis
necessary for the technique.

·        Working with isotope
biogeochemists to implement the nitrate isotope technique.

·        Working with isotope
biogeochemists to operate an infrared laser stable isotope spectrometer
and learn about operation of an isotope ratio mass spectrometer.

·        Working with quality
assurance managers to develop appropriate QA/QC for the

·        Writing documentation for
implementing the nitrate isotope technique.

·        Tracking and documenting
nitrate samples through ISIRF for this technique.

Location: This job will be located at EPA’s facility in Corvallis,

Salary: Selected applicants will become temporary employees of
ORAU and will receive an hourly wage of $19.45 for hours worked.

Travel: Some travel may be expected.

Working Conditions: This position will involve work in a
laboratory setting and may involve exposure to hazardous

Expected Start Date: The position is full time and expected to
begin in August 2015. The initial project is through May 14, 2016, and
may be renewable for two (2) 12 month option periods.



Please share the following announcement. Lyndon State College is located in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom region of Vermont. We are surrounded by hiking/biking trails, ski resorts, and incredible views. Real estate is also relatively inexpensive in this area. LSC is a great place to work and the benefits are excellent. Feel free to contact us with questions.


Lyndon State College is seeking an individual with knowledge and experience in computer science and meteorology to oversee and manage the equipment, lab, computing clusters, data and web servers, workstations, and network of the Atmospheric Sciences Department, including satellite reception, Internet data delivery, local data collection, radiosonde system, portable surface weather stations, and the WSI TruVu MAX system. This position serves as the Unidata site manager, maintains the operation and integrity of the departmental network, supervises student workers in the atmospheric sciences laboratory, and serves as the web master for the departmental website. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and experience with UNIX administration (Linux preferred), meteorology data, meteorology software (Unidata-supported applications preferred), programming (shell scripting; Perl and/or Python preferred), administering web servers (LAMP experience desired), Windows administration in a domain environment, and compiling and linking computer code.

Anticipated starting salary $38,000 – $42,000, commensurate with experience, with a generous benefits package including 20 vacation days, personal and medical leave, contribution to TIAA-CREF retirement plan equaling 12% of salary, comprehensive insurance package, and tuition benefit for self and eligible family members.

To apply, submit a mandatory Lyndon State College application for employment (available on the Human Resources page of the LSC website), cover letter, résumé, and names and contact information for three references to sandra.franz@lyndonstate.edu /

[ES_JOBS_NET] Air Pollution Specialist Position at California Air Resources Board (Research Division)

[Met-jobs] Post-Doctoral Researcher at University of Oxford (3-years)

Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oxford, Department of Economics
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher with a background in climate science to contribute to empirically modelling the interaction between human activity and climate change using modern econometric methods. The post is due to start on 1 October
2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is full-time for the duration of the project (3 years).
The post-holder will be a member of a research network working independently to carry out research for the project ‘Understanding the interaction of human activity and climate change: empirical modelling of energy balance systems’ in collaboration with the
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) funded by the Robertson Foundation. The post-holder will contribute to the research on empirically modelling the interaction between human activity and climate change.
The post-holder will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil in Climatology, Physics, Geoscience, or a related discipline. The post-holder will possess a demonstrated interest in statistics/econometrics and economics, along with an ability to work in an inter-disciplinary
environment collaborating with researchers spanning multiple fields from economics to climate science. The post-holder will also have experience of using statistical software, such as R, Ox, Matlab, Python.
Applications should include a CV, a supporting statement, together with the names and contact details of three referees.To apply:
Please see the Further Particulars for more information.
For further information and to apply for this position, please go to: http://ift.tt/1FNf2u3: 12:10 Thu, 30 Jul 2015Salary: Grade 7: £30,434 – £37,394 p.a.
For informal inquiries about the position please contact David F Hendry (david.hendry@nuffield.ox.ac.uk) and Felix Pretis (felix.pretis@nuffield.ox.ac.uk).

[ECOLOG-L] Faculty position in Water Social Science, School of Environment & Natural Resources, The Ohio State University

Department: School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University

Position: Water Social Science

Rank: Associate or Professor

Description: The School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University invites
applications for a full time, 9-month, tenure-track social scientist at the associate professor or
professor level. The position is located at OSU’s Wooster campus of the Ohio Agricultural Research
and Development Center (OARDC) and directed to research and classroom teaching or extension
education. The focus is on coupling social and natural science to ensure sustainable water
resources that improve agroecosystems, resilience to climate change, and sustainable food
security. The position is partially funded by OSU’s Discovery Themes Initiative (discovery.osu.edu)
and the successful candidate will join a collaborative transdisciplinary team of over 50 existing
faculty and many external partners working toward Resilient, Sustainable and Global Food Security
for Health.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. and evidence of productivity and scholarly excellence.
Disciplinary expertise is required in a social science discipline that aligns with the School’s existing
graduate specializations in Rural Sociology or Environmental Social Sciences. Preferred
qualifications include experience developing or working in interdisciplinary research teams, and
particularly in mentoring members of underrepresented groups.

Application deadline is August 24, 2015.

Complete applications include a signed cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact
information of three references. Submission of materials or questions may be directed to Dr. Linda
Lobao at ENRFacultySearch@osu.edu

Post Doc Position ‘coupled human-landscape system’ (100 %, 4 years)