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Updated 07/04/2020:

Soil Biogeochemistry and Climate Change Postdoctoral Scholar

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (LBNL) Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division has an exciting opportunity for a Soil Biogeochemistry and Climate Change Postdoctoral Scholar. 

In this exciting role, you will research the controls of soil carbon cycling, and how they vary with depth in the soil. The overall goals of this project are to develop a more mechanistic understanding of soil biogeochemistry and the role of soils in global change and to improve the Earth system model representation of soil response to climate change. You will help launch a new grassland experiment for whole-soil warming and/or conduct research at an existing conifer-forest whole-soil warming experiment in a ponderosa pine forest, looking at responses to 6-10 year of warming.  They will use biogeochemical and isotopic techniques to study the effect of warming, plant inputs, and microbial activity on the transformation, mineralization, and stabilization of soil carbon. 

The main advisor is Margaret Torn and the postdoc will interact with a multi-disciplinary team of biogeochemists, microbiologists, ecologists, geochemists, and modelers.

What You Will Do:

  • Establish a new soil whole-soil warming experiment in a California Grassland, with a team. 
  • Conduct research at the new grassland experiment and/or ponderosa pine forest experiments.
  • Measure trace gas flux regularly
  • Measure isotopic composition (13C, 14C) of soil, soil gas, and soil fluxes.
  • Conduct laboratory analyses of soil, soil organic matter, and microbial community.
  • Initiate new research, such as effects of warming on roots and mycorrhizal infection.
  • Publish research results and give presentations at scientific meetings.
  • Contribute to grant proposals and project development.

Additional Opportunities

  • Test model structures and parameters, develop new model capabilities.
  • Contribute to research on microbial carbon-use efficiency, microbial community, and organo-mineral interactions.
  • Participate in Berkeley Lab’s career development opportunities and postdoctoral community events

Useful Experience and Capabilities: 

  • PhD in biogeochemistry, ecology, earth science, or related field (required).
  • Capacity to conduct field work under strenuous conditions.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in statistics and in handling data, for example using R, Matlab, or other software.
  • Experience with manipulative experiments and monitoring microclimate.
  • Able to work as part of a team and to work independently.
  • Able to find creative solutions to logistical and experimental challenges.

Application Details

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Updated 07/04/2020:

Climate & Ocean Research Fellow Assistant

The Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) is based at the UC Berkeley School of Law, which benefits from one of the leading environmental law programs in the nation. Building on UC Berkeley’s history of and commitment to research and public service, CLEE leverages the intellectual resources of Berkeley Law faculty and students in furtherance of applied research in a variety of environmental and energy law and policy areas. CLEE’s research priorities include combating climate change, advancing sustainable energy, addressing water allocation and management challenges, and sustaining healthy oceans, among other pressing environmental and energy challenges.

The Climate & Ocean Law & Policy Fellow will work on domestic and international law and policy issues, roughly splitting their time between projects within the Climate Program and projects within the Ocean Program. Specific research areas will depend on the Center’s current research portfolio and the Fellow’s background and interests, but will likely include: (1) on the climate side, work on California climate programs related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage and zero-emission transportation; (2) on the ocean side, domestic offshore renewable energy development, international ocean law issues including deep sea mining and marine scientific research; and (3) other potential energy and environmental issues. The Fellow will collaborate with project partners at nongovernmental organizations, at other academic institutions, in both domestic and foreign governmental bodies, from the business community, and other stakeholders.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Conducting research on climate and ocean law and policy, both domestic and international, under the direction of and in collaboration with Berkeley Law faculty, staff, and students and colleagues at other institutions;
• Drafting white papers, reports, and outreach materials (including social media, op-eds, and other) for policy-focused audiences, under the direction of faculty and staff;
• Assisting Center faculty and staff in organizing and facilitating meetings, workshops, and other convenings with ocean law and policy leaders, policymakers, and academics;
• Presenting at events to nongovernmental, governmental, academic, and/or stakeholder communities, as well as media, about research initiatives;
• Assisting with other aspects of workshop, research, and report production as appropriate; and
• Assisting with other miscellaneous tasks for the ocean program and the Center broadly.
• The fellow must be willing to travel occasionally within California and sometimes out of stateand/or internationally,  pending public health guidelines related to COVID-19.
• Duties will be adjusted as applicable in response to campus guidelines relating to COVID-19.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent international degree at time of application.

Preferred Qualifications:
• J.D. degree, equivalent international degree, or other advanced degree in fields closely related to environmental law and policy at the time of application;
• At least 2 years of professional experience in a law- or policy-focused environment, including but not limited to study in an advanced academic program or Law Program;
• Background in climate and/or ocean law, policy, and/or science;
• Experience and knowledge at the intersection of law, science, business, and policy;
• Ability to work with people from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and policy perspectives;
• Experience with research, writing, and analysis;
• Ability to communicate effectively;
• Ability to prioritize and function both independently and collaboratively;
• Demonstrated ability to finish projects and deliver on commitments;
• Willingness to plunge into unfamiliar disciplines;
• Willingness to take risks by exploring and testing new ideas; and
• An interest in making the world better.

Application Procedure:
Please visit the following link to apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02631.
This position will remain open until filled.
If you have questions about the position, please contact academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu.
The University offers excellent health and retirement benefits which can be viewed online at http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu.
Letters of reference, copies of scholarly transcripts, and other materials may be requested of top candidates. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letters.
Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research. Qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply Today by July 27, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST.

Updated 06/06/2020:

IB 131L Course Tutor Position

Integrative Biology is seeking Course Tutors for IB 131L: Human Anatomy Lab. Any student who completed the lecture and lab with a B+ or higher is eligible to apply for the position. The pay rate for this position is $19.02/hour with 8 hours of work per week.

Application Details: 

  • An application via this Google Form: https://forms.gle/EeJYTrufMJnBjG1R8
  • A brief recommendation letter from your previous IB 131L GSI. Your GSI must send the letter to alliwarren@berkeley.edu before the application deadline. If you are unable to get a hold of your IB 131L GSI, we will accept a letter from an instructor or faculty who can speak of your potential as a course tutor.

Apply Today before August 17, 2020

Updated 06/02/20: 

Tsivanidis Lab: Measuring Slums from Space

Prof Nick Tsivanidis (Haas and Economics) is seeking up to two research assistants for the summer to work on a project using machine vision techniques to measure slums from high resolution satellite imagery. The project – a partnership with the World Bank – will use a convolutional neural network to predict slums across 10 Indian cities. The aim is to see whether a network training in a subset of cities can accurately predict slums for the remainder. If successful, the project will scale measure the change in slums over the past 20 years in all of India and generate a new set of stylized facts about their dynamics.
Nick is looking for candidates with strong computer science backgrounds, ideally with coursework or experience with neural networks. Work would be 10+ hours/week; hours and wage negotiable.
Application Details: Please contact ntsivanidis@berkeley.edu with the title “RA Position Slum Measurement” with a CV, transcript, availability, and a paragraph about why you are a good fit for the position.
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Updated 04/28/2020: 

Alternative Breaks: Break Leaders and Directors

Alternative Breaks offers service-learning trips for students to explore a social justice issue through hands-on service supplemented with education and reflection. Trips run during winter and spring breaks and explore issues like immigration, environmental justice, public health, or poverty. Participants take a DeCal class before their trip to learn about the issue and the community partners they will be working with and to get to know each other.

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