ISEECI Postdoctoral Fellowship in Water and California Ecosystems

The University of California's new Institute for the Study of Ecological Effects of Climate Impacts (ISEECI) invites applications for a fellowship in ecohydrology or ecosystem ecology related to water availability in California. The successful candidate will conduct research to address questions that leverage the unique opportunities provided by the widely distributed, taxonomically diverse, and ecologically protected sites of the University of California Natural Reserve System (UC NRS). The goals of this research are to detect, quantify, and forecast ecosystem responses to climate change. Identifying regions or taxa that are particularly vulnerable to climatic changes that threaten their persistence is of particular concern. The fellow will be hired at the postdoctoral level and will be involved in cross-site synthesis and analysis of water-related research across the NRS, e.g., ecosystem uptake of fog or impacts of drought, including California sites in the International Drought Experiment.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. by the start of the position; preference will be given to candidates with skills in data analysis (e.g., meta-analysis or Hierarchical Bayesian modeling), atmospheric modeling, trace gas analysis, and/or the development of products (e.g., publications, data sets, maps) that will be widely available to the academic community and public in the near future. The position is for one year, renewable for a second year subject to review after one year, and pending availability of funds. The fellowship appointment may be made at any UC campus as appropriate based on the fellow's experience, available mentors, and resources. This position includes opportunities for collaboration across the UC campuses as well as career and research skill development.

Applications must include a CV and cover letter briefly describing the candidate's research interests and intended mentor(s). Prospective mentors should send a separate letter of support. Email application materials to Michael Loik, University of California, Santa Cruz ( Applications will be reviewed August 15, 2015, with the appointment beginning as early as September 1, 2015. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is supportive of dual career couples.

Academic Coordinator


Open Jun 3, 2015 through Aug 3, 2015
Next review date: July 2nd, 2015
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee


The Salton Sea Initiative at the University of California, Irvine, invites applications for the full-time position of Academic Coordinator I. The Salton Sea Initiative seeks to harness the campus’ research, teaching, and service resources to address sustainability challenges facing the Salton Sea region. Addressing the sustainability challenges at the Salton Sea presents a multi-faceted, long term, and critical issue in Southern California’s future. The solutions pioneered at the Sea could inform actions of similarly situated communities across the globe. The campus-wide Initiative has attracted the interest of over twenty faculty members and their students offering expertise in engineering, biology, public health, economics, real estate, regional planning, history, and law. While our initial task is to continue to build relationships in the desert, we are also actively researching processes that may be helpful in addressing engineering, biological, legal and planning issues. In this work, rather than advocate any one particular path forward, we seek to use our campus strengths to provide technical assistance through research expertise, to open up public discourse, and to strengthen the capacity of relevant stakeholders to engage the resources necessary to address these problems.

Under the direction of the Salton Sea Initiative Director, the Academic Coordinator will develop the Initiative’s short and medium-term plans in conjunction with relevant faculty and staff. The Academic Coordinator will facilitate execution of the plan on campus and in the region. On campus, the Academic Coordinator will convene faculty from multiple disciplines, facilitate collaboration, connect graduate and undergraduate students with research and outreach opportunities, and represent the Initiative at campus events and meetings. In the Salton Sea region, the Academic Coordinator will help establish relationships with key relevant stakeholders, and organize and execute a series of co-created projects. The Academic Coordinator will draft documentation of the Initiative’s campus and regional work for use in academic and popular media as well as for the Initiative website and grant submissions.

Requirements include: Advanced degree in field relevant to community engagement in sustainability. Ability and willingness to travel monthly and occasionally stay overnight in the Salton Sea region. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Demonstrated facilitation and/or mediation skills. Ability to coordinate multiple research, teaching and outreach projects simultaneously. Media and grant writing experience. Ability to communicate and work with faculty and students in an academic environment. Ability to communicate and work effectively with a diverse populations and the public. Proficiency in Spanish (preferred, but not required)

Salary is $46,644 plus benefits.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Review of applications will begin on July 2, 2015. The recruitment will remain open until filled. Please send via post or email a C.V. and the names of three references to the address below.

Contact information:
Professor Timothy Bradley
The Salton Sea Initiative
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Irvine, CA 92697-2525




  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)


3-5 references required (contact information only)


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Field Station Directors

The Itasca Biological Station has an opening for a Station Biologist. Attached is the full job description, and here is a summary of the position:

The University of Minnesota seeks a full-time Station Biologist to contribute directly to its teaching and research mission and direct day-to-day on-site research related operations of the Lake Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories. This position is responsible for coordinating with the Director and Program Administrator all research and classroom/lab activities at the Station including obtaining local, state, federal permits, making lab assignments, orienting new researchers/instructors, and assisting with field research when needed. This position will also oversee the day-to-day operations of IBSL in conjunction with the Maintenance Supervisor, Director, and Program Administrator to ensure highly effective management of fiscal resources and field/laboratory operations.

The Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories is located in Itasca State Park in north central Minnesota. It is the premier biological field station of the University of Minnesota and located a short distance from three major biomes in the upper Midwest. It is a self-contained residential learning and research center with housing and dining facilities for approximately 120 people.

To apply, visit and search for Job ID 302134.

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