Senior Research Scientist: Technology and Data Sciences

EcoHealth Alliance is seeking a scientist to lead engineering and research programs related to infectious disease data analysis and public health risk assessment.  

Details

  • Coordinate development of disease identification and modeling technologies
  • Develop and manage scientific research related to the mission
  • Ensure projects are performed in a timely, efficient manner commensurate with funding source regulations
  • Minimum of M.S. and 3+ years’ experience
  • Ability to maintain working relations with funders and raise funds to support research goals
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Desire to promote teamwork and work with senior management
  • Experience developing web applications is an advantage

Email PDF containing cover letter, CV, and three references with “Senior Information Management Specialist JOB APPLICATION” in subject line to jobs@ecohealthalliance.org. Visit http://www.ecohealthalliance.org/careers

 

modeling of forest ecosystem response to climate change and management.

The Law Lab of the Terra-PNW research group in the College of Forestry’s Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Research Associate (Post-Doctoral) position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.

The Research Associate (Post-Doc) will develop, test and apply the Community Land Model (CLM), in conjunction with field observations and remote sensing data, to improve prediction of climate-related stress, forest die-back and effects of future climate and management on carbon uptake across the western United States.  The incumbent will interact with postdoctoral researchers, students, and research assistants in the Terra-PNW group. Responsibilities center on research and publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and presentations at scientific conferences.

All applicants prior to the position closing date (May 23, 2016) will be given full consideration.  Please visit https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/22873.  For questions, contact Dr. Beverly Law (bev.law@oregonstate.edu) or Dr. Matthew Jones (matt.jones@oregonstate.edu).

Oregon State University Post-Doctoral Research Associate in regional modeling of forest ecosystem response to climate change and management.

The Law Lab of the Terra-PNW research group in the College of Forestry’s Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Research Associate (Post-Doctoral) position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.

The Research Associate (Post-Doc) will develop, test and apply the Community Land Model (CLM), in conjunction with field observations and remote sensing data, to improve prediction of climate-related stress, forest die-back and effects of future climate and management on carbon uptake across the western United States.  The incumbent will interact with postdoctoral researchers, students, and research assistants in the Terra-PNW group. Responsibilities center on research and publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and presentations at scientific conferences.

All applicants prior to the position closing date (May 23, 2016) will be given full consideration.  Please visit https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/22873.  For questions, contact Dr. Beverly Law (bev.law@oregonstate.edu) or Dr. Matthew Jones (matt.jones@oregonstate.edu).

Assistant Professor of Plant Sciences Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis

The position is a 9-month tenure track appointment. This Assistant Professor position will include an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station. Faculty members who hold an Agricultural Experiment Station appointment have a responsibility to conduct research and outreach relevant to the mission of the California Agricultural Experiment Station  http://www.caes.ucdavis.edu/research/aes

Application materials must be submitted via the following website: http://apptrkr.com/762338. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by 8th of April, 2016.

Please include statements of research goals for this position and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, publication list, copies of 3 of your most important research publications, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (if within 5 years of either degree), and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five professional references. Optional material: Statement of Contributions of Diversity. For technical or administrative questions regarding the application process please email cmsalazar@ucdavis.edu

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Permaculture Internship, CIRENAS (Centro de Investigaciones de Recursos Naturales y Sociales)

CIRENAS (Centro de Investigaciones de Recursos Naturales y Sociales) is seeking interns to work with the permaculture program on its campus on the Pacific coast of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica.  CIRENAS is a research and learning center in the Bongo-Ario watershed that seeks to provide  replicable solutions for water management, food security, and healthy ecosystems. Located on a 1,800 hectare working ranch, CIRENAS demonstrates science-based, regenerative and productive ecological practices for our local community and beyond. 

Overview

Interns will work with the CIRENAS permaculture team on the following broadly defined projects:

  • Earthworks

-Water retention, slope stabilization, human and animal movement through landscape, regeneration of soils

  • Water management and storage

-Potable supply, irrigation supply, place based solutions

  • Planting and landscape design

-Cover crops, tree planting, guild establishment, support species, tropical permaculture theory, nursery work

  • Waste treatment

-Black water, grey water, run off, solid wastes and reuse/recycling

  • Potential entrepreneurial projects

-Business incubation, modeling, trials of ideas

Day to Day

Interns will get hands-on experience in all of the areas mentioned above and will also learn philosophy behind implementation methods.  The internship program seeks to have interns understand how the CIRENAS campus functions and is designed through practical application of solutions within a permaculture framework. Although interns will work with all facets of permaculture on campus, they will also be given the opportunity to focus on areas of personal interest.

Interns are expected to work five hours per day with the permaculture team, Monday-Friday. Saturday is a half-day (2.5 hours).  The remainder of the day/week is technically free but interns are encouraged to get involved in other aspects of CIRENAS’s work and/or work on personal projects. Interns will be given the opportunity to present information from their personal projects as well as participate in weekly seminar discussions. Outside of work, interns have the opportunity to explore on their own, surf, visit local turtle research centers, study Spanish, fish, kayak, and much more. CIRENAS is located just north of Santa Teresa, with easy access to Playa Hermosa, Mal Pais, and Montezuma.

Lodging

Interns live in communal spaces that are rooms with bunk beds and shared bathrooms.  Meals consist of typical Costa Rican food and are mostly prepared by a local cook, three meals per day Monday through Saturday,with Sundays being an open kitchen day. Interns are expected to set up and clean up after meals and keep living spaces clean and clutter free; everyone coming to work at CIRENAS must be committed to participatory, community living.

Program Information

Interns pay $600 per month to cover room and board expenses, as well as their own transportation to and from campus (see travel section of website). Interns are required to carry their own insurance, travelers or otherwise, prior to beginning their time with CIRENAS. Interns are expected to stay at least one month to provide continuity and ensure significant depth of learning, with three months being the preferred time of stay.  The next “class” of interns will begin on March 1, 2016 and run through May 31, 2016.

For more information and to request an application, please contact samkenworthy@cirenas.org.  CIRENAS requires a brief application, a resume, and two references. Applicants will be interviewed over the telephone following preliminary selection. Applicants should be prepared to share an up to date police record.

Applications will be accepted through 10 January, 2016.

 

 

 

University of California, Riverside, Cluster Hire in Pollination Biology, Assistant, Associate and Full Professor

The University of California, Riverside seeks outstanding candidates for three faculty positions in various aspects of pollinator and pollination biology to be filled at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank. This cluster hire currently seeks collaborative biologists examining issues related to (1) bee health (Open rank), (2) pollinator and plant interaction networks (Assistant rank) and (3) evolutionary ecology of pollination mutualisms from the plant perspective (Assistant rank). The majority of crop systems and over a third of global food production relies on animal pollination, and the value added by managed pollination to US agricultural production exceeds $20B per year. California is home to many of these crops with intensive pollination needs, and accounts for the majority of paid pollination contracts in the US. Research funding for pollinator health is available from a number of national research agencies, and well as a variety of commodity boards. Recognition of the importance of funding research in pollinator health and pollination services has been growing among these agencies in reaction to colony collapse disorder and declining wild bee populations. Maintaining agricultural productivity and natural plant communities will require enhanced knowledge of the pollination interactions in these systems, and solutions to health and management problems facing pollinators. These individuals will build on existing strengths in fundamental and applied research in pollination biology and social insects. Research to maintain agricultural productivity and natural plant communities will require enhanced knowledge of the pollination interactions in these systems, and solutions to health and management problems facing pollinators.
The University of California at Riverside (UCR) is embarking on a major new hiring initiative that will add 300 tenure-track positions in 33 cross-disciplinary areas selected through a peer-reviewed competition (clusterhiring@ucr.edu). Over the next three years, we will hire multiple faculty members in each area and invest in research infrastructure to support their work. This initiative will build critical mass in vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster truly cross-disciplinary work and further diversify the faculty at one of America’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications from scholars committed to excellence and seeking to help redefine the research university for the next generation.
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The successful candidates will hold an academic appointment in a department selected during the recruitment, with the option of a secondary cooperating faculty appointment if appropriate. Depending upon the department of appointment, the position may include an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station, which includes the responsibility to conduct research and outreach relevant to the mission of the California Agricultural Experiment Station (http://cnas.ucr.edu/about/aes/).
Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Timothy Paine, Chair of the Pollination Cluster Hire Search Committee at timothy.paine@ucr.edu. Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2016 and continue until the position is filled with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2016. Assistant level applicants should apply through https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00515. The Bee Health Senior applicants should apply through https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00514. Applications should include a curriculum vitae (6 pages maximum), statements of research interests (3 pages maximum), and teaching interests and philosophy (2 pages maximum). In addition, a statement of contributions to diversity will be required. Candidates applying for the Assistant Professor position will need to provide 3-4 letters of reference. Individuals applying for positions above the Assistant level will be required to provide 3-4 names and contact details for confidential references.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Thinking Matters Fellows STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Teaching Positions for the Freshman Liberal Education Requirement

2016-17

The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) at Stanford University is now accepting applications for teaching positions in Thinking Matters, a required program that honors the freshman educational tradition first established at Stanford in 1919. Thinking Matters courses foster intellectual curiosity and the development of critical inquiry skills and support first-year students in achieving a successful transition to college-level learning.  We invite applications from candidates with relevant background in any of the following: Asian Studies, Environmental Science, Linguistics, Philosophy, Physics, Quantitative methods (in any field), and the Social Sciences. Eligible candidates will have earned a doctorate in a relevant field, conferred no earlier than 2010 and no later than June 2016.

Fellows will be placed on teams in three different courses, one each in autumn, winter and spring quarters. Fellows lead two seminar discussions (averaging 15 students each) twice weekly; they individualize student learning through regular tutorial sessions; and they coordinate instruction with plenum lectures given by Stanford faculty. The appointment begins August 1, 2016 for a two-year term that is renewable for one additional year depending on programmatic need and job performance. Fellows are typically released from teaching responsibilities for one quarter during the second year. Annual starting salary will be at least $62,000 with a supplemental stipend of $2,000 for research and scholarship.

Applicants must provide evidence of teaching excellence and proof of intellectual flexibility as well as a strong record of scholarship. Other desired qualifications are: experience teaching first-year university students; familiarity with team teaching, and demonstrated experience with developing students’ skills in critical thinking, writing, discussion, and analysis.

In the application process all candidates must identify the courses that fit their teaching experience and training, preferably one each in the Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters. For information on selecting courses for 2016-17 and instructions on completing an application through Interfolio, go to

https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/thinking-matters/teach/open-fellowship-positions/thinking-matters-fellowship

Applications will open December 10, 2015, and close February10, 2016, and must be submitted through Interfolio. Offers of employment are made contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and ability to demonstrate eligibility to work in the US.

Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Call for Proposals – Funding Opportunity

Company: Instrumentl (www.instrumentl.com)

Call for Proposals: Instrumentl seeks crowdfunding proposals from scientists who need funding to pursue their research projects. Crowdfunding through Instrumentl not only allows researchers to raise funds by connecting with the resources of their communities, but also provides a platform for communicating their research with the general public. We pride ourselves in supporting our researchers every step of the way. Interested researchers can contact Team@Instrumentl.com or Log In and visit the Create your Campaign page on our website for more information.

NEON Project Scientist at Boulder Headquarters

Project Scientist

Summary:
This position reports to the Project Manager. The Project Scientist coordinates the design and development of scientific activities during the construction phase of the Observatory. The Project Scientist oversees, leads and guides the efforts of NEON Staff Scientists to ensure the scientific integrity and viability of science requirements in all measurement and observation systems for the Observatory during construction. The Project Scientist is responsible for the day-to-day management of the science product teams assuring the quality of science and meeting schedules, budgets and the production of work products.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Ensures the integrity, traceability and viability of the NEON scientific requirements in the design and development activities of the NEON construction project. S/he will be responsible for performing essential scientific analyses to build and deliver integrated measurement and observation sub-systems and articulating alternative solutions as necessary.
• Leads and manages the NEON scientific teams (Fundamental Instrument Unit, Fundamental Sampling Unit, Aquatics and STREON, and Collections and Laboratory Analysis) and the Commissioning Scientist in their timely execution of project activities leading to the delivery of scientific products, including the development of the annual budget, planning and staffing.
• Facilitates the timely delivery of Data Products through the identification of sensor suppliers, development of sampling protocols, site selections and the provision of algorithms for data processing, and the oversight of the relevant contracts and procurements.
• Defines and implements the science commissioning activities that lead to the verification of NEON science requirements, to ensure all data adheres to NEON quality standards.
• Serves as the primary scientific representative and spokesperson for scientific matters related to constructing the Observatory to include liaising with site owners, technical working groups, the NEON Observatory Scientist and other advisory groups as necessary. Coordinates communications with the NEON Observatory Scientist to ensure consistent messaging to external stakeholders (STEAC, NSF, NEON members).
• Interacts with other construction Product Team Leaders in the execution of project activities to optimize implementation of scientific requirements across subsystems.

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills:

• PhD with at least 10 years of expertise and established record of outstanding scholarly achievement in ecology or other discipline related to the NEON Science mission.
• Strong program management experience to include leading and managing large and interdisciplinary teams of scientists, as well as coordinating the design, development, and implementation of multiple, diverse projects and the teams of scientists supporting them.
• Strong leadership and interpersonal/communication skills, especially with regard to team building among diverse professional and technically-trained staff, with the ability to translate efficiently the needs/responsibilities of the project into effective work plans for the science teams.
• Extensive experience successfully advocating for a scientific organization to government agencies, funding organizations, and other stakeholders.
• Strong scientific credentials, with an outstanding record of achievement.
• Broad knowledge of ecological sciences and related fields applicable to NEON including one or more of the following: taxonomy and systematics, evolutionary biology, epidemiology, remote sensing and informatics. Knowledge of biodiversity, disease, population, or community ecology is desirable.
• Experience with/understanding of planning, development, implementation, operation and supervision of ecological field studies, analytical laboratories, and data collection.
• Knowledge of field and instrument sampling and measurement techniques.

Preferred Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills:
• Broadly trained in field-based ecology and related sciences relevant to NEON.
• Experience addressing science questions at broad geographic scales; preferably at the regional to continental scale.
• Experience with statistical and modeling experience in large scale ecology.
• History of active engagement with the ecological and natural resources management communities.
• Experience in developing and communicating science policy and plans.
• Familiarity with development and commissioning of large-scale science projects with distributed sites and management.
• Experience in implementing or managing inventory and monitoring programs.
• History of good communication experience among multiple partners — academic, government, nonprofit and private.
• Knowledge of field-based biology protocols and best practices.
• Direct experience working with field crews and field stations.
• Experience working in a collaborative scientific enterprise or project.
• Ability to coach, mentor and counsel junior scientists with a wide range of experience, skills and interests.
• Self-starter, who can create new opportunities, use novel methods, analyses and approaches to enable continental-scale research.

Term:
This is a term position with work scheduled until December 31, 2017.

Must have permanent authorization for US employment.

Please apply to: www.neoninc.org

NEON Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Disabled Persons are encouraged to apply.

Applications Scientist at LI-COR

Applications Scientist

Overview
1) Provide specialized technical support to researchers and scientists, especially for photosynthesis products, including plant gas exchange and leaf chlorophyll fluorescence, as well as canopy architecture, leaf area, and light measurement. 2) Provide scientific leadership in understanding and developing new products and product applications, 3) Present results to the scientific community in professional talks, workshops, and published manuscripts, 4) Write technical application notes and provide training to LI-COR customers and employees, 5) Actively participate in the technical sales process.

Professional Qualifications
Education
Ph.D. or equivalent experience in ecophysiology, environmental physics, plant physiology, agronomy or related field. Preferred experience in mathematical modeling or analysis of biological or environmental problems, turbulent fluxes, hydrologic systems, light propagation in canopies, or related processes.
Language
Ideal candidate will be fluent in Mandarin.
Experience
•Understanding and practical experience in ecophysiology, environmental physics, plant physiology, agronomy or related field.
•Familiarity with the techniques, instrumentation, and laboratory procedures fundamental to plant physiology, environmental physics, agronomy or related field.
•Understanding of mathematical and physical principles as they relate to instrumentation and biological or environmental issues.
•Demonstrated record of independent creative activity and expertise relating to plant physiology or environmental instrumentation.
•Experience in working with, teaching, or mentoring colleagues, students and/or customers.
•Demonstrated record of writing published scientific papers and/or posters or proven history of writing technical or marketing documents describing creative scientific activity of LI-COR products or applications.
•Ability to mentor others or lead teams to accomplish technical goals.
General
•Possess mature scientific judgment.
•Sustained record demonstrating initiative and motivation.
•Demonstrated creativity in generating and testing new products, applications or scientific ideas.
•Experience in mentoring individuals, team participation, facilitating small group activities, group teaching, seminar presentations or customer communication.
•Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
•Demonstrated ability to write scientific and technical documents.
•Demonstrated dependability, team player, positive attitude, and good attendance.
•Demonstrated high ethics, integrity, honesty and patience.

Position Responsibilities
Specific
Customer support
•Provide expert and sophisticated technical support to solve problems that require a high level of experience and understanding.
•Lead LI-COR in-house training courses for customers and distributors. Help organize and participate in offsite customer training and support.
Product development
•Recognize key scientific problems that must be addressed to develop and test new products, applications and protocols.
•Aid in the design and execution of experiments that address these problems.
•Lead and serve on new product development teams.
•Lead the testing and validation of new instrumentation. Conduct field experiments as needed.
•Participate in scientific meetings, travel to customer sites and read the scientific literature to understand customer requirements for instruments and their applications.
•Coordinate the logistics of Beta test sites and manage prototype and demo inventory.
Technical Sales and Marketing
•Develop and give technical presentations for customers, workshops and seminars.
•Participate in exhibitions (U.S. and International). Assist in on-site demonstrations.
•Take incoming sales calls/correspondence from customers and provide the necessary information and follow-up.
•Participate in developing and reviewing technical and promotional literature.
Scientific communication
•Write and review technical presentations and manuscripts for scientific meetings and journals.
•Write and review LI-COR technical documents such as manuals, application notes and protocols.
•Give oral technical presentations within LI-COR, to customer groups, and at major scientific meetings.
General
•Read journal articles, newsletters, product literature and other sources that present new protocols, ideas, and technologies in order to effectively implement strategies in the lab that require state-of-the-art science and technology.
•Moderate overnight and some international travel is required.
•Medium Work- Exerting 20-50 pounds of occasionally, and/or 10-25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
•Other job related duties as assigned.

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