Job Opportunities

Junior Specialist for UC Davis Dept of LAWR, AridLab

Posted. May 8, 2017

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to assist in managing UC Davis AridLab.

Under the direction and advisement of the Dr. Rebecca R. Hernandez (Principal Investigator) and Dr. Steve Grodsky the candidate will:

  1. be required to assist in literature reviews, data collection, data analysis, and technical writing, editing, and formatting of reports and manuscripts related soil sensor technologies, soil temperature and moisture monitoring, soil temperature and humidity dynamics across environmental gradients, and relationships between soils and germination of vascular plants and/or invertebrates.
  2. assist in carrying out experiments designed by the PI and Dr. Steve Grodsky,
  3. assist and independently perform literature reviews on soil sensor technologies, soil temperature and moisture monitoring, soil temperature and humidity dynamics across environmental gradients, and relationships between soils and germination of vascular plants and/or invertebrates
  4. contribute to the development of technology for environmental sensors (e.g., soil sensors, camera traps) in the field and in the laboratory related to soil, plant, and invertebrate ecology, and
  5. participate in the development of scientific products for dissemination (e.g., reports and peer-reviewed journal articles).
  6. Pending satisfactory progress, the incumbent may have the opportunity to present a poster or oral talk on research related to soil sensor technologies, soil temperature and moisture monitoring, soil temperature and humidity dynamics across environmental gradients, and relationships between soils and germination of vascular plants and/or invertebrates.
  7. assist towards the development of environmental sensors enhancing our understanding of relationships between spatiotemporal dynamics of soil and related environmental processes.

Full position announcement: JPF01593

Integrated Water Management Planner position

Posted. May 7, 2017

The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources’ Water Planning Division is currently advertising for an open Integrated Water Management Planner position. This is a great entry-level position for those interested in gaining more experience with water management, planning, and policy. An ideal candidate for this position will have an interest in water management and developing ways in which to better inform the public about the importance of water management and planning to the State of Nebraska. This is a full-time position in the Department’s Lincoln office and requires a Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Engineering, Natural Resources, or related field. Additional years of progressively responsible experience in natural resources planning or related area may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis. Preferred qualifications include experience with website maintenance and website content management, editorial management of documents, development of education and outreach materials, and in-person interactions with the public.

For more information, please see the attached position vacancy flyer. Submit applications through the State of Nebraska Careers website (http://statejobs.nebraska.gov/) until May 23, 2017. Please direct additional questions to Kathy Benson at kathy.benson@nebraska.gov or 402-471-0582.

Full position announcement: Job Posting

Specialist Position in the Soil Resource Laboratory

Posted. Jan 13, 2017

The mission of the Soil Resource Lab is to repackage National Cooperative Soil Survey data into user friendly online apps and decision support tools. The lab is seeking a highly qualified applicant to manage our complex digital soil survey database, construct and upkeep soil survey apps and create online interactive maps to support land use decision making.

The nature and purpose of this position is to maintain existing apps and develop new soil survey apps for the California Soil Resource Lab. This position will interface with the Lab’s nationwide soil survey database using knowledge of all the necessary code to make the apps communicate seamlessly. These skills include expertise in Apache HTTPE Server, HTML, JavaScript to work with MapServer and JavaScript Libraries. This position will also provide GIS expertise to make maps and construct complex queries of digital soil survey data and other spatial datasets.

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOIL BIOPHYSICS

Posted. August 17, 2016

Assistant Professor of Soil Biophysics.The Department of Land, Air and Water Resources (LAWR) in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis, invites outstanding scholars to submit an application for Assistant Professor in Soil Biophysics. This will be a 9-month academic year tenure track appointment with teaching, research, outreach/engagement and service responsibilities and includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission-oriented research and outreach/engagement of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station (http://caes.ucdavis.edu/research/agexpstn).

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Assistant Professor of Environmental Informatics

Posted. July 5, 2016

The Department of Land, Air and Water Resources in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis,invites outstanding scholars to submit an application for Assistant Professor in Spatial and Environmental Informatics. This will be a 9-month academic year tenure track appointment. The position is in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, and there is an expectation for mission oriented research and outreach as part of the California Agricultural
Experiment Station (http://www.caes.ucdavis.edu/research).

Full position announcement: JPF01937