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The TRUST Research Experiences for Undergraduates (TRUST-REU) in Cyber Security and Trustworthy Systems is offering an eight-week summer program. Please visit www.truststc.org/reu for more information.
Deadline for application is February 17, 2012.

Idaho State University Department of Geosciences has an opening for an Assistant Professor in Cyberinfrastructure.

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Job ad at this shortened URL: http://bit.ly/uAPjbR or ISU's HR website:
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  • International Arctic Research Center seeks PhD Student, Computer Programming, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • U.S. Coast Guard seeks Chief Scientist, Oceanography, New London, Connecticut
  • Stockholm University seeks 2 PhD Students, Physical Geography Stockholm, Sweden
  • Environment Canada seeks Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Chemistry or Environmental/Chemical Engineering, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

International Arctic Research Center seeks PhD Student Computer Programming
Fairbanks, Alaska

The International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) invites applications for an interdisciplinary, computer science oriented PhD assistantship. The position will begin in spring
2012 and be based in Fairbanks, Alaska.

The successful candidate will be part of a Department of Energy funded project entitled "Development of a Cold Regions Regional-Scale Hydrologic Model." This project aims to develop a high-resolution, integrated ecohydrologic model to be used to help parameterize larger regional scale earth system models (e.g. RASM). The computational demands of the project will necessitate implementation of various model components on high-performance computing architectures at UAF's Arctic Region Supercomputing Center (ARSC). Primary milestones to be tackled by the PhD student include:

  • Assistance in the development and deployment of a hybrid ecohydrologic model for arctic regions on massively parallel computing systems;
  • Use of parallel Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods to estimate system-wide uncertainties in the modeling process; and
  • Coupling (via CPL7) of the hybrid, hydrologic model with regional earth system models.

The ideal candidate will have significant computer programming experience (including Python, Fortran, or C/C++), particularly in a supercomputing environment; a demonstrated aptitude in math and statistics relating to Bayesian procedures for parameter estimation; and a strong interest, with some experience, in the application of numerical computer models to real-world geophysical problems. Graduate student assistants must apply and be accepted into an appropriate UAF Graduate School program (http://www.uaf.edu/admissions/grad/us/).

For further information, please contact Bob Bolton (bbolton@iarc.uaf.edu), Don Morton (Don.Morton@alaska.edu), Jessie Cable
(jcable@iarc.uaf.edu) or Larry Hinzman (lhinzman@iarc.uaf.edu). These contacts will be attending the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco (5-9 December 2011) and invite potential candidates to set up meetings during that week.

U.S. Coast Guard seeks Chief Scientist Oceanography
New London, Connecticut

The U.S. Coast Guard under the Department of Homeland Security seeks to hire an oceanographer. The position will be based at the U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol in New London, Connecticut.

U.S. Citizenship is required, and the successful applicant must obtain the appropriate clearance. The position will lead a group of military oceanographer and marine science technicians engaged in data collection and research efforts. Responsibilities will include studying the oceanographic environment in support of operators conducting marine safety missions and communicating findings; leading coordinated applied research programs to predict the movement of icebergs and other objects; and planning and conducting a highly important oceanographic data acquisition program.

Applicants must have at least 24 semester hours in oceanography or a related discipline such as physics, meteorology, geophysics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, geology, or biology; plus 20 additional semester hours in any combination of oceanography, physics, geophysics, chemistry, mathematics, meteorology, computer science, and engineering sciences. Alternately, an equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

Application deadline: Thursday, 17 November 2011.

Further information, including application instructions, is available
at: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/301012800.

Stockholm University seeks 2 PhD Students Physical Geography
Stockholm, Sweden

The Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology at Stockholm University has two openings for PhD students in physical geography with a focus on permafrost regions. The positions will be based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Both positions are affiliated with projects will be carried out within the European PAGE21 (Changing Permafrost in the Arctic and its Global Effects in the 21st Century) project. PAGE21 is coordinated by the Alfred Wegener Institute and includes 18 partners from 11 countries.
Frequent interactions with other observing and modeling groups taking part in this project are foreseen, providing an exciting inter-disciplinary platform for fieldwork and research.

The first position focuses on "Age, net accumulation, and degree of decomposition of the Eurasian permafrost carbon pool." The successful candidate will assess the total storage, landscape distribution, quality, and potential decomposability of the permafrost carbon pool at Eurasian study sites characterized by a gradient from isolated to continuous permafrost. Potential field sites include Northern Sweden, Svalbard, and Siberia. Special attention will be paid to determine long-term permafrost dynamics and decomposition trajectories of the soil organic matter, by analyzing Holocene active layer dynamics; the timing (and depth) of cryoturbation; and the effects of thermokarst formation, erosion, and drainage.

For the complete position description, please select the relevant link
at: http://www.su.se/english/about/vacancies/phd-studies. For further information on this position, please contact Peter Kuhry (peter.kuhry@natgeo.su.se).

The other position focuses on "High-resolution mapping of soil organic matter storage and remobilization potential in periglacial landscapes."
The successful candidate will work on the development of tools for assessing the permafrost carbon pool. This PhD fellowship will investigate spatial patterns in landscape storage and remobilization potential of soil organic matter (SOM) at Nordic and Russian study sites characterized by a gradient in ground conditions, from isolated to continuous permafrost. Potential field sites include Svalbard, Greenland, Siberia, and Northern Sweden. Special attention will be paid to the use of high-resolution satellite imagery in landscape upscaling and GIS-modeling of SOM.

For the complete position description, please select the relevant link
at: http://www.su.se/english/about/vacancies/phd-studies. For more information, please contact Gustaf Hugelius (gustaf.hugelius@natgeo.su.se).

Application deadline for both positions: Sunday, 20 November 2011.

Environment Canada seeks Postdoctoral Fellow Environmental Chemistry or Environmental/Chemical Engineering
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Environment Canada seeks a postdoctoral fellow in environmental chemistry or environmental/chemical engineering. The position will be based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The successful candidate will work on Northern Contaminants Program
(NCP) project entitled "Northern Contaminants Air Monitoring: Organic Pollutant Measurements." The position is available from March 2012 to March 2013, and renewable for up to 3 years until March 2015 depending on funding availability and performance.

Atmospheric measurements of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and emerging chemicals have been conducted in the Canadian Arctic since 1992. From these measured results, the candidate will deduce where these chemicals have come from, how much from which region, what climate conditions influence their movement to the Arctic, and whether the concentrations are changing in response to domestic and international control strategies. Air samples will be screened for new chemicals of concern to assess their potential of arctic contamination. Data collected will be incorporated into environmental transport models to determine how future climate change will affect contaminant transport to the Arctic.

Applicants must have graduated or completed all requirements to graduate before March 2011 from a recognized university with a PhD specializing in environmental chemistry or environmental/chemical engineering. A background in meteorology pertaining to atmospheric pollutant transport is considered an asset. The successful candidate should be an expert in environmental organic chemistry and atmospheric contaminant transport, and should possess the following qualities:

  • Extensive experience in field measurements of trace levels of atmospheric pollutants, including POPs and/or other priority organic contaminants;
  • Extensive experience in laboratory analysis and quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) of trace organic pollutants in environmental samples;
  • Comprehensive knowledge in the principles of atmospheric transport mechanisms, chemical properties, and environmental behavior of POPs;
  • Ability to analyze atmospheric measurement data using statistical techniques for source identification, apportionment, and chemical profile fingerprinting; and
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.

Applicants should send a 500-word summary of your PhD thesis and previous work experience, highlighting experience relevant to the abovementioned research; a curriculum vitae, and a copy of their transcript via email to Hayley Hung (hayley.hung@ec.gc.ca).

Application Deadline: Wednesday, 30 November 2011.

For further information, please contact:
Hayley Hung
Email: hayley.hung@ec.gc.ca

The Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE - http://dataone.org) is recruiting a post-doctoral associate to work with the Provenance and Scientific Workflows Working Group of DataONE. This is a full-time, 12–month position initially for one year, but renewable pending progress and availability of funds. Applications will be accepted starting immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE; http://dataone.org) is poised to be the foundation of new innovative environmental science through a distributed framework and sustainable cyberinfrastructure that meets the needs of science and society for open, persistent, robust, and secure access to well-described and easily discovered Earth observational data. Supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, DataONE will ensure the preservation and access to multi-scale, multi-discipline, and multi-national science data. DataONE seeks to transcend domain boundaries, making biological data available from genome to ecosystem and making environmental data available from atmospheric, ecological, hydrological, and other earth science sources. This broad disciplinary focus brings many challenges in the description, publication, discovery, and integration of datasets across multiple disciplines.

The post-doctoral researcher will work with an interdisciplinary team of researchers from across the country, and be an integral member of the DataONE Provenance and Scientific Workflows Working Group (ProvWG). The main thrust of the work is research and development of interoperable workflow provenance models.
This includes: development and analysis of scientific use cases of provenance; study and comparison of existing and emerging models of provenance; research to develop effective and efficient methods for provenance capture, storage, and querying; and prototypical implementation of advanced provenance technologies in collaboration with the DataONE Core Cyberinfrastructure Team (CCIT).

Required Qualifications: PhD completed or near completion in Computer Science, Information Science, Earth/Environmental Science, or equivalent.
The successful candidate will have strong interest in data management technologies, for example, databases, workflow systems, or provenance management, and demonstrated excellent communication skills.
The successful candidate will be expected to engage in professional development training opportunities and seminars, and travel to Working Group meetings or to present work at professional conferences.

Preferred Qualifications: Interest in and experience with scientific workflows and provenance are a plus.

The post-doc will be mentored and supervised by the DataONE PI, Dr. William Michener (UNM, USA), DataONE/ProvWG leads Dr. Bertram Ludaescher (UC Davis, USA), and Dr. Paolo Missier (U Newcastle, UK).
Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief statement of interest in this position, and a list 3 references and their contact information to both Bertram Ludaescher (ludaesch@ucdavis.edu) and Rebecca Koskela (Executive Director of DataONE; rkoskela@unm.edu), DataONE, University of New Mexico, 1312 Basehart Drive SE, MSC04 2815, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Inquiries for further information about the position are welcome. Salary and benefits for this position are competitive and commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience.

The University of Michigan School of Information's Research Experience for Undergraduates REU program is accepting applications to attend the "Incentive-Centered Design for Cyberinfrastructure" May 21-July 27, 2012.

If funded the School of Information REU program will provide a diverse group of students with a ten week research experience to foster their intellectual growth as scientists, and to provide an important building block for a rewarding long-term career in the fields of social sciences and information technology.

Deadline: Monday, February 13, 2012 -- if funding is received for the grant.

For additional information see REUflyer--2012.pdf

Application are being accepted online: www.si.umich.edu/research/nsf-reu-sites-si-research-experience-undergrad...

The Visual Electronic Art for Visualization Walls program is a joint program with the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts (http://rubincenter.utep.edu) and the Cyber-ShARE Center of Excellence (http://cybershare.utep.edu).

The goal of the program, which aligns with the focus of ISEA International, is to foster interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among individuals working with art and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program will support an artist in residence at UTEP to conceive and create new electronic visual art for a 90+ megapixel visualization wall. The art must be specifically designed to increase understanding and appreciation of STEM research and education activities.

Eligibility Information: The artist must hold a MFA, a Ph.D. in a relevant field, or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience in the creation and exhibition of technology-based art.
Number of Awards: one

Full Proposal Deadline(s): December 12, 2011 (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time)

Anticipated Funding Amount: $3000

Contacts: Ann Q. Gates, agates@utep.edu; Kate Bonansinga, bonansin@utep.edu; Kerry Doyle, kadoyle@utep.edu; or Rodrigo Romero, raromero2@utep.edu.

Click on the 'Attachment' link at the bottom of this page to see full solicitation.

The 2012 Emerging Researchers National Student Conference in Atlanta, GA, February 23 - 25, 2012

The conference is for undergraduate and graduate students. The deadline for abstract submission as well as for the travel awards is October 21st, 2011

Eligibility for ERN Travel Award: ERN Travel Award applicants must Be:

(A) Undergraduate or graduate students who participate in research or education projects funded by one of the following NSF Programs:

*** Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST)
*** Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP)
*** Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
*** Research in Disabilities Education (RDE)
*** Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)

(B) Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
(C) Must be accepted to present a poster or oral presentation at the 2012 ERN Conference.

Key dates related to abstract submission and travel

The deadline for poster and oral abstract submissions is October 21, 2011.
Notification of abstract acceptance will be sent by December 2, 2011.
The deadline to submit travel award applications is October 21, 2011.
Travel awards will be announced on or before December 2, 2011.

To begin the application process, please the following link: http://www.cvent.com/d/tcq7c0

For complete conference information, please visit the ERN Conference in STEM website.

For questions or clarification, please contact Donna Behar at dbehar@aaas.org.

The University of Michigan is offering 9 competitive "diversity postdocs," with "diversity" broadly construed.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person. Basically, you get hired as a postdoc with the expectation (not a guarantee) that this will translate into a tenure-track University of Michigan job in 1-2 years.

For any recent or soon-to-be PhDs who might remotely fit, including not only for our five current open positions but also in such fields as:
• information policy, broadly construed
• information infrastructures, e.g. scientific cyberinfrastructure, large-scale data management, etc.
• sustainability informatics (energy, climate, environment, etc.)
Formal description: "A candidate for this position must be sufficiently outstanding that, at the completion of the post-doc, he or she will be ready to be considered for one of our tenure-track positions. We seek applicants whose research, teaching and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. For example, eligible applicants might come from underrepresented groups, have faced economic hardship, be first-generation college graduates, or work on topics related to these areas. (For other examples, see http://goo.gl/IA3lo.) Applicants may do research in any of the many areas that contribute to SI's mission; to learn more about SI, our current faculty and research, and our mission, see www.si.umich.edu."

Complete information about the program is available from http://goo.gl/3x8u5. Although the (firm) application deadline is 1 November, candidates must contact our Faculty Search chair, Paul Edwards (pne@umich.edu), no later than 24 October to start the application process.

Dear Doctoral Students:

This fall semester, the Graduate School is pleased in organizing the 2011 UTEP Doctoral Research Exposition, which will be held November 11.

If you have recently completed a key piece of research and are planning to present it at the national level, I encourage you submit a proposal for the Expo online at http://puentes.utep.edu. The process is rather simple. Submissions are already being accepted and the deadline is September 23rd.

The UTEP Doctoral Research Expo is designed to showcase the diverse research being conducted by UTEP doctoral students like you, and provide you with an opportunity to practice how to present confidently at future conferences.

And remember, there will be prizes for the best presentations!

The First All Hands Meeting of the NSF CyberGIS Project will take place during September 28-30, 2011 in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Position papers are solicited to address any of the following themes/topics.

* Complex geospatial systems
* Computationally intensive simulation of geographic dynamics
* CyberGIS architecture and components
* Large- and multi-scale spatial analysis and modeling
* Data-intensive geospatial computation and visualization
* High-performance, distributed, and/or collaborative GIS
* Geospatial interoperability
* Geospatial middleware, Clouds, and Grids
* Open source GIS software
* Participatory spatial decision support systems
* Science drivers for, and applications of CyberGIS
* Spatial cyberinfrastructure

Position papers will be due by August 28, 2011, and notification of acceptance will be sent by September 1, 2011. Travel support might be available to selected junior researchers and graduate students.

It is anticipated that this meeting will be fruitful in the midst of exciting time for synthesizing cyberinfrastructure and GIScience to empower geospatial innovation and discovery. Alan Blatecky (Director, NSF Office of Cyberinfrastructure) will give the keynote address.

The structure of the meeting program is as follows: the first day (September 28) will be dedicated to tutorials and hands-on training; the second day will include plenary sessions, panels, open discussions, and a tour of ORNL computation and visualization facilities; and the third day will be used for project planning meetings.