Ecological Sciences & Engineering
Reducing our ecologic footprint

JOB OPENINGS

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER

DESCRIPTION

This position is responsible for conducting the biochemical, molecular and chemical analyses aspects that are in progress at the CAHS as part of the on-going multi-institutional project on biomass sorghum feedstock production head-quartered at the Department of Soil and Crop Science, Texas A&M University (TAMU), College Station, Texas.

QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Required Experience: 1-3 years of research or laboratory experience in a specific area. Experience may include work as a Graduate Research Assistant. 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Proven record of published doctoral degree research results in national and international journals; skills in computational graphics illustration, and laboratory equipment instrumentation; general statistical skills for developing linear and non-linear regression models and multivariate analyses. The scholar need not be an expert statistician but a general propensity towards statistical proficiency is required; excellent writing skills and high proficiency in scientific English. Advanced course background or practical knowledge of enzymology, plant cell wall enzymes, lignocellulosic cell wall metabolism, and dehydrogenases. Experience and interest in biomass energy developments, agricultural biotechnology and natural resource management.

This position is responsible for conducting the biochemical, molecular and chemical analyses aspects that are in progress at the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences as part of the on-going multi-institutional project on biomass sorghum feedstock production head-quartered at the Department of Soil and Crop Science, Texas A&M University (TAMU), College Station, TX. Primary duties include but are not limited to working under the supervision of the research scientist in the renewable biomass sorghum feedstock project and biomass sorghum project management at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU); ensuring that the objectives of the sub-project at PVAMU are being met in a sequential timely manner with the objectives of the project; conducting purification, molecular, chemical and kinetics characterizations of biological macromolecules (enzymes, carbohydrates, fats, nucleic acids, etc.) of the biomass sorghum and corn tissues and feed stocks. The successful candidate will also be responsible for assisting the research scientist with documenting, analyzing and preparing the research data and outcomes for presentation to the project investigators and dissemination in a variety of forums including a role in communicating the results through official channels to campus community and stakeholders; participating in the logistical coordination of projects with TAMU, and publish or co-author at least two manuscripts on the research results/outcomes. In addition, this position will be expected to manage the laboratory inventory and chemical safety compliance; participate in research proposal writing with an interdisciplinary team of research scientists for external funding in support of the research, extension, and teaching projects of the Plant systems; and engage in research on other crops (vegetable, fruit, forage, medicinal plants, etc.) already approved by the Plan of Work of the College and Institutional Review Board. The successful candidate will also be responsible for training and mentoring work study students, technicians, specialist, and scholars assigned to the Plant Systems laboratory.

The CAHS seeks a candidate with excellent supervisory, interpersonal, writing, and editing skills, in addition to effective public speaking, analytical, quantitative and computer skills. It is vital that the successful candidate has the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and in a collaborative environment while providing leadership conducive to consensus building and team work. Candidates must have the proven ability to work under pressure to meet both internal and external deadlines, communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse research community, and have the ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student. Candidates will also be expected to assist in achieving the university’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service. 

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APPLICATION DEADLINE

November 14, 2014

DIRECTOR SCIENCE AND RESILIENCE INSTITUE AT JAMAICA

DESCRIPTION

The City University of New York is leading a consortium of academic and non-profit organizations (Columbia University, Cornell University/New York Sea Grant, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Rutgers University, Stevens Institute, Stony Brook University, and the Wildlife Conservation Society) tasked with establishing and operating the SRIJB in conjunction with the project’s initial sponsors, the U.S. National Park Service and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation.

The SRIJB is an exciting new initiative that will be both an important contributor of scientific knowledge and a major creator of opportunities for resilience practice in the socio-ecological systems in and around Jamaica Bay and beyond. In addition to its role in coordinating and leading science research in the field of resilience, it is expected to play an important role in public policy initiatives in the Bay through its respective public agency and stakeholder constituent arms. The former includes all local, state and federal agencies with jurisdiction in the area of Jamaica Bay; the latter includes non-profits and community organizations committed to the wellbeing of the Bay. Both of these entities are already in operation as components of SRIJB.

QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The newly formed Science & Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay (SRIJB) seeks a dynamic and innovative scientist with demonstrated leadership, administrative, and research accomplishments to serve as its Founding Director. The Founding Director will oversee all research activities and will develop the capacity of the SRIJB to inform policymaking and resilience building projects in collaboration with all levels of government and with a wide range of social and environmental organizations. He or she will therefore be overseeing staff and/or subconsultants involved in the coordination of policy work as well as more traditional program-based research staff.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, CENTER ON GLOBAL ENERGY POLICY, COLOMBIA UNIVERISTY

QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting jointly to the Associate Dean for Development and the Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, the Director of Development leads the efforts to create more philanthropic support for the Center on Global Energy Policy. The Director of Development oversees all fundraising activities, and conceptualizes, plans, and executes a strategic and coordinated program of fundraising within the framework of top funding priorities for the Center on Global Energy Policy. The Director of Development also directs start-up fundraising activities and leads the expansion of a donor base related to the Center. Activities include: creating a fundraising plan for the Center; soliciting alumni, corporate and foundation support for the Center; providing strategic direction and management of the Center's top donors; and activating the engagement strategy for high-level advisory board members. The fundraising goal focuses on current use funding, with the long-term goal of raising endowment support.

The Director of Development will use the Columbia University platform and pod for development. The Center offers many avenues for development initiatives including: research programs, for example based on subjects or regions as fellows programs, education naming opportunities, etc.The successful candidate will be energetic, poised in dealing with constituents, and able to communicate persuasively with donors. An advanced degree is preferred. Prior experience in a not for profit or similarly complex organizations is a plus. Understanding of energy policy and the energy market and relationships in the energy field would be highly advantageous. Comfort with Columbia University structure and cultures are strongly preferred.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Kindly send nominations or expressions of interest to:

Lisa Byala, Principal, ByalaSearch LLC T: (212) 547–9536 

Isaac Lustgarten, Principal, ByalaSearch LLC, T: (212) 547-9536

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT, DICKINSON COLLEGE

QUALIFICANTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Assistant Director of Outreach is responsible for training and continuing support of ALLARM’s shale-gas (fracking) monitoring communities in the Marcellus Shale region, for leading outreach and promotion of ALLARM’s work, and for sharing supervision of ALLARM’s student staff.  

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To learn more about the position and apply: https://jobs.dickinson.edu/postings/1977

For more information about ALLARM: www.dickinson.edu/allarm

For more information about ALLARM’s shale-gas monitoring program: http://blogs.dickinson.edu/marcellusmonitoring/

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.

ASSISTANT SPECIALIST, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

DESCRIPTION

The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for an Assistant Specialist to work on a research project developing new and innovative methods for measuring rates of atmospheric deposition in southern California.

QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will help develop field instruments, collect and prepare field samples for analysis, perform chemical analyses, and prepare manuscripts and presentations. An M.S. degree, or equivalent experience, in biology, ecology, environmental sciences or related field and a proven publication record are required. Minimum of one-year of experience operating automated instrumentation for nutrient analyses of water, soils and plants is required. Ability to work at remote field sites and a valid California driver’s license are required. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applications must include a cover letter, CV or resume and recommendation letters from three professional references. All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted through UCR’s academic jobs site: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00194. For more information about the position, please contact Dr. James Sickman, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside; jsickman@ucr.edu. Additional information about the Department of Environmental Sciences can be found at: http://envisci.ucr.edu/. The position will remain open until filled.

POLICY COORDINATOR, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKLEY

DESCRIPTION

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Policy Coordinator with the Berkeley Food Institute.

QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Policy Coordinator at the Berkeley Food Institute will be responsible for implementing BFI’s policy program activities that are aimed to increase the usefulness, application, and impact of research (and education) at UC Berkeley that can inform or support policies for sustainable food and agriculture systems. The Policy Coordinator will serve as a liaison between BFI and relevant policy organizations, government agencies, and legislators who deal with food systems. She/he will help facilitate effective multi-directional exchange of information on key policy issues, by communicating research needs that are identified by policy-makers, and summarizing and disseminating findings of BFI/UC Berkeley studies that can inform policy making or effect change in this field.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

For job details and to apply visit jobs.berkeley.edu and search for job #18300. Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, GREEN GROWTH PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION, GLOBAL GREEN GROWTH INSTITUTE

DESCRIPTION

Global Green Growth Institute has a new exciting opportunity for an individual with a strategic green growth vision and the ability to implement it through programs and projects in developing countries. More specifically, we are looking for an Assistant Director-General of GGGI’s Green Growth Planning and Implementation division. GGGI has a diverse portfolio of programs in developing countries around the world that focus on delivering results aligned to countries’ development priorities. The ADG for Green Growth Planning and Implementation will lead these in-country programs, which are at the core of GGGI’s vision and mission, with a global team of approximately 40 professionals in the GGPI division. Additionally, as a member of the senior management team, the ADG will help shape and implement our organization’s overall vision and strategy.

QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Portfolio management skills: Proven project, program, and portfolio management skills and ability to apply economics into green growth policy options and mainstream green growth into policy formulation and implementation in developing countries
• Leadership skills: A proven track record of effectively building, and managing a diverse team of professionals in an international setting
• Resource mobilization: Extensive track record of effectively engaging stakeholders and mobilizing resources from the public and/or private sector,
• Communication: Excellent communications skills in English, both orally and in writing
• Minimum of 15 years of professional experience in the areas mentioned above, at least 5 years of which would be as the head of an organization, or of a major department/division of a large scale public or private entity of an international and multicultural nature; and must have an advanced degree in relevant fields

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

You can see the full job description at our website: https://careers.gggi.org/home.html If you are interested in the position, please apply there. Please also share/discuss this opportunity if you know of any outstanding professionals that you think would be a good fit for this position and encourage them to apply.

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