[ES_JOBS_NET] NCEAS Postdoctoral Researcher Position: Managing Soil Carbon
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NCEAS Postdoctoral Researcher Position: Managing Soil Carbon
- Office of Research - National Center for Ecological Analysis and
*Open date: *December 9th, 2016
*Next review date:* January 31st, 2017
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
*Final date: *May 31st, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those
received after the review date will only be considered if the position has
not yet been filled.
NCEAS seeks candidates for a Postdoctoral Scholar position as part of a
recently funded SNAPP working group project aimed at developing
quantitative targets to manage soil organic matter for environmental and
human outcomes. The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) is a
collaboration between The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Wildlife
Conservation Society (WCS), and the National Center for Ecological Analysis
and Synthesis (NCEAS) to create a fundamentally different way to identify
and tackle large-scale challenges that threaten the integrity of nature and
The post-doctoral researcher will be integrally involved in: 1) analysis to
determine “hot spots” of potential to build up soil organic matter in
California rangelands and Midwestern row crop agriculture; 2) an empirical
literature review to predictively quantify environmental and human benefits
of soil organic matter for two Nature Conservancy programs—California
rangelands and the Soil Health Partnership, a collaboration between the
Conservancy and the National Corn Growers Association to promoted
sustainable soil management practices in the Midwest; 3) working with TNC
staff and other practitioners to develop specific strategies to manage soil
for environmental and human outcomes in California and through the Soil
Health Partnership; and 4) participation in the SNAPP working group
The successful candidate will work with workshop PI Stephen Wood and
participant Mark Bradford, both at the Yale School of Forestry &
Environmental Studies. The SNAPP working group is comprised of global
leaders in soil science, rangeland management, agriculture, and economics
from academia, government, and NGOs, offering a unique opportunity to learn
from and collaborate with a diverse set of thought leaders. More
information on the working group can be found here:
RESIDENCY AT NCEAS:
NCEAS (nceas.ucsb.edu) is a unique research center at the University of
California, Santa Barbara and is located in scenic downtown Santa Barbara.
The Center is known for fostering collaboration and data driven analysis.
NCEAS has a growing and thriving community of postdocs, resident
scientists, and analysts, and frequent influx of leading scientists and
practitioners from around the world participating in working group projects
across a diverse range of initiatives. Postdocs contribute their knowledge,
interests, and enthusiasm to the intellectual atmosphere of the Center.
• PhD in soil ecology, ecosystem ecology, soil science, biogeochemistry, or
• Strong experience with applied issues related to soil in agriculture,
rangelands, and conservation
• Strong interdisciplinary experience with fields relevant to soil
conservation, especially economics
• Strong analytical skills, including expertise in R and some familiarity
with spatial analysis
• Ability to review and synthesize large amounts of literature and complex
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Outstanding organizational skills
• Ability to design, manage, and help lead workshops to bring disparate
groups to consensus
• Ability to take initiative and work independently and as part of a team
• Strong publication record
• Experience working with groups outside of academia (government, NGOs,
TERM OF APPOINTMENT:
One year with the possibility of reappointment.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Full benefits package included
Start date Spring or Summer 2017.
Please apply through UC Recruit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00921
Primary consideration given to completed applications submitted by January
31, 2017. Otherwise, open until filled
Required Documents to Apply:
• Curriculum Vitae
• A one-page statement of professional interests and expertise
• Contact information for three references
The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to
the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research,
teaching and service.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected
veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Santa Barbara, CA
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter - A one-page statement of professional interests and
3 references required (contact information only)
How to apply
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2. Provide required information and documents
3. If any, provide required reference information
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