[ECOLOG-L] USGS GS-15 Position – Program Coordinator, Landscape Science

Permanent position in Reston, Virginia at USGS HQ, in USGS Ecosystems
Mission Area, open to US Citizens, either current/former federal or
non-federal employees.

Biologist (Landscape Science Program Coordinator), GS-0401-15
RES-2016-0219 (DEU) & RES-2016-0220 (MP)
Opens: 04/22/16
Closes: 05/06/16 (may be extended two weeks, check announcement for
the latest dates)


Key duties include:

Coordinates Ecosystem Landscape Ecology research with Regional, Center
and other Mission Area staff to make programmatic decisions that
affect priorities and funding (base budget is ca. $60M)

Works with Ecosystems administrative support staff to develop funding
tables base appropriations allocations to science centers and links
national research needs to resources requirements.

Maintains liaison with and responds to inquiries from Congress,
Federal agencies, states, OMB, DOI bureaus and directorate, NGO,
industry, academia and the general public on Landscape Ecology
research funded through Ecosystems.

Supervises Ecosystems employees assigned to Landscape Science section.

Assures quality of science products produced at headquarters through
implementation of agency policies regarding peer review and bureau

[ECOLOG-L] Postdoctoral Position in Soil and Microbial Ecology

A full time postdoc position is available to explore effects of plant
activity on soil microbes and decomposition in forest and grassland
ecosystems under climate change. It is a joint project between Fudan
University (FU), China, and Western Sydney University (WSU), Australia. The
researcher will conduct experiments in state-of-the-art facilities of
climate change at WSU, such as EucFACE and Whole Tree Chambers
(http://ift.tt/1rhjL7U). The overall goal of the
project is to understand microbial mechanisms governing soil carbon
turnover and stability in a changing world. The successful candidate should
be passionate about understanding ecosystem functions and using that
knowledge to better understand our future environment. S/he will be
responsible for preparing and conducting analyses of roots, soils,
microbial carbon use efficiency, microbial communities and activities, soil
respiration. S/he will be also responsible for synthesizing existing data
and producing manuscripts for the peer-reviewed literature.

This full time position is 2 years with a competitive salary plus benefits.
S/he will be mainly based at the FU in Shanghai, and travel to Sydney,
Australia, for field experiments. Most sample analyses and manuscript
preparation will be done at the FU, which can offer 50% discount for hiring
an apartment (one or two bedrooms) in the campus. We will offer travel
allowance to Sydney. Preference will be given to applicants with peer-
reviewed publications related to ecosystem ecology, stable isotope ecology
and/or soil microbiology. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in ecosystem
ecology, microbiology, environmental biology or a related field. The
following application materials should be emailed to both Drs. Ming Nie
(mnie@fudan.edu.cn) and Elise Pendall (e.pendall@westernsydney.edu.au),
with the email subject of “Postdoc Position Application”: (1) Cover
letter describing general research interests, (2) CV, (3) One
representative manuscript (preferably first authored and published), and
(4) List of 3 references with contact information. Application materials
received by June 30 will be given full consideration. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled.

[Met-jobs] Full professorship for Mathematics of Earth System Sciences (AWI and University of Bremen)

Dear Colleagues,

the following advertisement for a full professorship in the field of
Mathematics of Earth System Sciences may be of interest to some of you:

We are looking for a person with outstanding scientific qualifications
in Scientific Computing in at least one of the following research
fields: 1) Climate and Earth System Modelling with high performance
computers (HPC) focusing on further development, adaptation and
optimization of complex models and 2) Analysis, management and
visualization of complex data sets („Big Data Analytics“) in Earth
system research with scientific computing methods.

This is a joint appointment of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz
Centre for Polar and Marine Research and the University of Bremen, Germany.

Best wishes,

[ECOLOG-L] Research Technician/Lab Manager position: Florida State University

Research Technician/Lab Manager
Department of Biological Sciences, Florida State University

Responsibilities: The research technician/lab manager will help support an exciting portfolio of research projects focused on the topics of coral reef resilience, ecological state change, marine protected area design and evaluation, marine spatial planning, and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Research in the lab is interdisciplinary, and focuses both on addressing fundamental questions in marine ecology and on applying ecological insights to conservation, management and policy. The job will include diverse responsibilities, so the ideal candidate is excited to participate in a range of practical aspects of ecology.

The research technician/lab manager will be expected to:
– Assist with setting up and managing a new lab, including purchasing supplies and equipment, organizing the lab, recruiting and coordinating undergraduate research assistants, and developing and maintaining a lab website.
– Assist with data acquisition, management, processing and analysis.
– Help with parameterizing and running simulation models.
– Participate in local marine fieldwork in coastal, intertidal and possibly subtidal habitats.
– Conduct literature reviews and assist with preparing scientific manuscripts and presentations, with the potential to be involved as a co-author on papers.

The position will be based in the Department of Biological Sciences at FSU, supervised by Dr. Andrew Rassweiler, but will also work closely with Dr. Sarah Lester in FSU’s Department of Geography.

– Bachelors or Masters degree in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, or a related field
– strong quantitative skills and/or interest in developing those skills
– some experience with programming or scripted analysis
– demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently
– strong initiative and problem-solving skills

Preferred (but not required):
– AAUS certification
– experience operating small boats
– proficiency with GIS

Terms: Ideally the position would start in August 2016, but start date is flexible. Anticipated appointment would be for one year, with potential for continued employment contingent on performance and availability of funding. Salary commensurate with experience.

How to apply: Apply by submitting a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three professional references as a single PDF to rassweiler@bio.fsu.edu.

Contact information: Contact Dr. Rassweiler (rassweiler@bio.fsu.edu) with any questions.

Open until filled: This position will remain open until filled. Application review will begin on June 1, 2016, although all applications received before June 15 will receive full consideration.

[Met-jobs] Vacancies: Climatology Researcher and Statistical Modeller in La Serena, Chile

The Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas
Áridas (Center for Advanced Studies in Arid Zones, CEAZA), La Serena-Coquimbo,
Chile, is currently seeking to appoint a Researcher in Regional Climatology and
a Statistical Modeller for Geoscience Applications.


The Researcher in Regional Climatology
should develop the area of regional climatology focused in the northern and
central regions of Chile, through the direction of research projects, and by
generating publications in relevant ISI journals. The researcher should be able
to integrate local and global scale processes through the use of numerical and
statistical tools, as well as integrating and comparing numerical model outputs
with local-scale meteorological data. In addition, the researcher should be
able to work in multi-disciplinary research teams.


The Statistical Modeller for Geoscience
Applications should be able to generate, in conjunction with researchers,
different types of statistical models, implement new models, analyse time
series data undertake validation of atmospheric and hydrological models and to
analyse model outputs. Data, models and analysis are related with different
geoscience disciplines.


Full details of the positions can be found


Researcher: http://ift.tt/1UkqIAE


Modeler: http://ift.tt/1NYAa6k


Details of CEAZA and the Meteorology Unit
(to which the Modeller will be attached) can be found here:




The deadline for applications is 16 May,
2016. Please contact shelley.macdonell@ceaza.cl
 for informal inquires. Applications
should be sent to: direccion@ceaza.cl.



The Center for Advanced Studies in Arid
Zones, located in La Serena and Coquimbo – Chile is a scientific consortium,
founded in 2003, which is dedicated to studying the impact of climatic and
oceanographic variability on the hydrological cycle and biological productivity
in the arid zones of Northern-Central Chile.

[Met-jobs] Open post doc positions at KIT Campus Alpin in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL)

“Regional Climate Simulation Analysis”

Postdoc Position (12 months, 100%)

“Climate Monitoring and Station Maintenance”

Postdoc Position (12 months, 100%)

The Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, IMK-IFU) offers positions for two postdocs (m/f) in

Climate- and Hydrological Sciences

Starting date: as soon as possible

to strengthen the WASCAL team at the KIT Campus-Alpin in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Within the framework of the international project WASCAL (www.wascal.org) funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the impact of climate- and land surface changes on hydrology, agriculture, biodiversity, and the livelihood of the population in West Africa is investigated. For this purpose, regional climate models and coupled modelling systems were developed and applied for high-resolution regional climate simulations and for the investigation of land-atmosphere interactions. A comprehensive observational network, consisting of automatic weather stations and state-of-the-art turbulent flux measurement towers were installed in southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana. We are now seeking two motivated postdocs to join our team for the analysis and dissemination of the high-resolution regional climate simulation data and of the observational data collected in the region, as well as for the maintenance of our network of stations in the field. This research is performed in close cooperation with several universities and major research institutions in Germany, the Competence Centre of WASCAL in Ouagadougou and further local and trans-national partners in West Africa.

The Campus Alpin of the Institute of Meteorology and Climate research at KIT is located in the scenic environment of the Bavarian Alps in immediate vicinity of Germany’s highest mountain, one hour south of Munich. In addition to an attractive work environment, both positions offer the chance to visit West Africa to work with local scientists and technicians, the ability to shape the future of WASCAL by contributing to the next research agenda, and a sound perspective for continuation.

Postdoc Position ”Regional Climate Simulation Analysis“
The successful application will hold an excellent master and PhD degree in meteorology, hydrology, physics, mathematics, environmental science, environmental engineering or related subjects. Comprehensive knowledge in the application of regional climate models (e.g. WRF, CCLM or RegCM4) and in the statistical and graphical analysis of model data is essential. Extensive skills in PYTHON, shell scripting, statistical analysis tools (e.g. MATLAB, R), common data formats (netCDF, grib) and applications (NCO, CDO) in this context are expected. Proven experience in big data analysis and process automatization are a must. Fitness for the tropics, the ability to travel to and work in West Africa, a strong team spirit and perfect communication skills in English are required. Fluency in French is considered as an asset.

Postdoc Position ”Climate Monitoring and Station Maintenance”
The successful applicant will hold an excellent master and PhD degree in meteorology, hydrology, physics, geo-ecology, environmental science, environmental engineering, geography or related subjects. Extensive knowledge of state-of-the-art measurement techniques in meteorology or hydrology and the analysis of observational data is expected. Sound experience in the installation and maintenance of meteorological stations, in Eddy-Covariance flux measurement techniques and in the development of operational systems for climate or hydrological monitoring are beneficial. Experience in PYTHON, shell scripting, statistical analysis tools (e.g. MATLAB or R) are required. Fitness for the tropics, the ability to travel to and work in West Africa, a strong team spirit and organisational talent, and perfect communication skills in English are required. Fluency in French is considered as an asset.

The positions remain open until suitable candidates have been selected. KIT/IMK-IFU strives to achieve gender balance at all levels of employment. We therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply for this position. With appropriate qualifications, applications from handicapped persons will be treated with preference.

Please send your application by email to:
Prof. Dr. Harald Kunstmann
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Campus Alpin
Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-IFU)
Kreuzeckbahnstraße 19, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Phone: +49-8821-183208 Email: harald.kunstmann@kit.edu

[ECOLOG-L] Visiting Assistant Professor position, biogeography

The Department of Geography at Northern Illinois University invites
applications for an anticipated Visiting Assistant Professor position. We
seek a broadly trained biogeographer/physical geographer. The successful
candidate will contribute to the Geography and Environmental Studies
programs. Strong quantitative and spatial analysis skills desired.
Appointment will be for the 2016-2017 academic year. A Ph.D. is required at
the time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin on May 31, 2016. Preference will be given
to applications received prior to that date; however applications will
continue to be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Submit a
letter of application; a curriculum vita; available evidence of teaching
experience and teaching quality; publications or examples of writing; and
arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent to: VAP-geog Search
in care of dsibley@niu.edu.

Northern Illinois University is a 20,000-student research university in
DeKalb, Illinois, a diverse community of 50,000 with a low cost of living.
Information on the Department of Geography is available at
http://ift.tt/1Te8WdG. The Environmental Studies Program is associate
with the NIU Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and
Energy, http://www.niu.edu/ese, an interdisciplinary institute involving
faculty from across the university.

NIU’s Department of Geography is interested in and values candidates who
have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

[ES_JOBS_NET] Job: Visiting Asst Prof in GIS at UMBC

hi everyone – 

My department (Geography & Environmental Systems) at UMBC is looking to hire a Visiting Asst Prof in GIS for the 2016-17 academic year.  It’s a wonderful place to work, and a great/dynamic department.  Please pass this along to your networks!

Cheers, Maggie.

Margaret Buck Holland, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Geography & Environmental Systems

University of Maryland, Baltimore County



[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD Position available at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

The Department of Earth Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue UniversityIndianapolis (IUPUI) seeks a motivated student interested in pursuing a PhDin Applied Earth Sciences. The student will work on a USDA-funded projectinvestigating the buffering effect of no-till agriculture on crop yield,nutrient use efficiency, and leaching potential through field simulation,greenhouse experiments, and data synthesis. The position is available fromAugust 2016, and will be supported through research and teachingassistantships that provide a competitive stipend, tuition remission andhealth insurance. The student will be co-advised by Lixin Wang (http://ift.tt/1VyjpXt) and Pierre-André Jacinthe  (http://ift.tt/21dhvvc), and will workin close collaboration with the Remote Sensing group led by Lin Li. Applicantsmust hold a Master degree in earth sciences, hydrology, environmentalsciences or related disciplines, and have strong oral and writtencommunication skills.IUPUI is Indiana’s premier urban public research university, currentlyenrolling more than 30,000 students. In 2011, IUPUI was ranked 3rd by U.S.News and World Report in “Up-and-Coming National Universities”.Indianapolis is a very livable city with a wealth of outdoor, cultural, andsporting activities. The department of Earth Sciences has a wide variety ofanalytical facilities including LGR and Picarro water isotope analyzers,IRMS facility, and wet chemistry laboratories equipped for soil, water andplant analysis.To apply, please send a copy of your application materials (statement ofinterest, resume, unofficial transcripts, GRE score, TOEFL score ifapplicable, and contact information of three referees) to Dr. Lixin Wang (lxwang@iupui.edu) or Dr. Pierre-André Jacinthe (pjacinth@iupui.edu). Reviewof applications will start immediately and continue until the positions arefilled.


Lixin Wang

Assistant Professor

Editor: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

Associate Editor: Journal of Arid Environments

Department of Earth Sciences

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

723 W Michigan St, SL 118P

Indianapolis IN 46202

Office Tel: 317-274-7764

Fax: 317-274-7966



[ES_JOBS_NET] Faculty Positions in Geosciences and in Environmental Sciences at Johns Hopkins University

Faculty Positions in Geosciences and in Environmental Sciences

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for
multiple tenure-track or tenured faculty positions. The positions can be filled at the Assistant,
Associate, or Full Professor level, starting as early as Fall 2016. The successful candidates are
expected to develop internationally recognized and externally funded research programs, to help
develop and participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to supervise graduate
student research. In the case of an appointment with tenure, the candidate must already be
internationally recognized and have a demonstrated record of external research funding. A Ph.D. is
required in the Earth Sciences or a related natural sciences discipline; post-doctoral experience is
desirable. Applicants are sought for two focus areas:

Geosciences including low-temperature geochemistry and studies of the early Earth,
cosmochemistry, geophysics and geodynamics, volcanology and igneous petrology. We are
particularly interested in candidates whose research has synergies with our recent hires with
expertise in sedimentary, metamorphic and tectonic processes, planetary geology, and planetary

Environmental Sciences including: natural resources (including water, metals, soils, and energy),
ecology, critical zone science, marine sciences, cryospheric sciences, geomorphology, landscape
hydrology, environmental change, air pollution, and, biogeochemistry. We are particularly
interested in candidates whose research has synergies with our program in Global Environmental
Change and Sustainability.

Opportunities exist for the successful candidate to forge research and teaching ties with other parts
of the Johns Hopkins community that are active in the earth and environmental sciences, and
sustainability. They include multiple engineering departments, Environmental Health Sciences at
the School of Public Health, the Applied Physics Laboratory, and the cross-departmental
Environment, Energy, Sustainability, and Health Institute. There are excellent opportunities for
additional collaborations within the Baltimore-Washington region, including with the Carnegie
Institution, the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Maryland, and
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Applications must be submitted electronically using Interfolio http://ift.tt/21dhveq,
should indicate the relevant focus area and must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae,
statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and complete contact information of
at least three references. Questions concerning submission of application materials should be
directed to Kristen Heisey (kgaines@jhu.edu). Other requests for information may be directed to
Professor Sverjensky, Geosciences, Search Committee Chair (sver@jhu.edu) and/or Professor
Waugh, Environmental Sciences Search Committee Chair (Waugh@jhu.edu). Review of the
applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Applications
received by 30 June, 2016 will receive full consideration.

Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body.
The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities,
protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and
other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all
areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant. 

Dr. Sarah M. HörstAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Earth and Planetary SciencesJohns Hopkins Universitysarah.horst@jhu.eduwww.sarahhorst.com