Employment

The Institute on the Environment (IonE) and the University of Minnesota are proud to be equal opportunity employers. All employment opportunities can be found on the University’s employment website. Although we receive many inquiries, IonE operates with a small staff and job openings are infrequent. As available, all positions and application instructions will be posted. Please note, we do not accept or respond to unsolicited job inquiries or résumés.

Employment Opportunities

 

Social Scientist Research Specialist

We are seeking a full-time, one-year Research Social Scientist to support sustainability projects.  The Research Social Scientist would advance our decision support science portfolio, an area of work that focuses on the processes and tools that enable evidence-based decision-making in public and private sectors. The Research Social Scientist will be critical to the implementation of mixed-methods approaches to rigorously assess and test the usability of environmental data products. The Knowledge Initiatives (KI) team leads the portfolio of interdisciplinary sustainability research and scholarly activity within IonE.  

This position is to support several externally funded grants; the researcher is expected to balance multiple tasks and manage time efficiently to ensure project activities are completed in an organized and efficient manner for incorporation into peer-reviewed publications. Research outcomes are also co-produced with non-academic project partners to support the implementation of research findings into operations and environmental decision-making, which requires thoughtful partner engagement, regular briefings, and recommendation memos.

Application review will be rolling until filled, with the first review on June 28, 2021.

To learn more or apply visit the University of Minnesota Employment website and search for job ID 341114

Research Software Engineer Specialist

We are seeking a full-time, one-year Research Software Engineer Specialist to focus on advancing our environmental impact modeling. Skills in Python, Excel, and cross-disciplinary communication are key. The position will work with our research software team to develop, maintain, deploy, and support existing environmental models and data. The position will work with a larger research team to understand and define the data elements, model assumptions, and outputs to resolve discrepancies and errors. This position will be on the Knowledge Initiatives (KI) team, which leads the portfolio of interdisciplinary sustainability research and scholarly activity within IonE.

Research experience in data science or research software engineering is a requirement to start this position. Work related to sustainability and/or environmental science in one or more natural or social science or engineering disciplines is a plus.

Application review will be rolling until filled, with the first review on June 28, 2021.

To learn more or apply visit the University of Minnesota Employment website and search for job ID 341116

Data Science Research Specialist

We are seeking to fill two vacancies for a full-time, one-year Data Science Research Specialist position which will focus on advancing our environmental impact modeling with an emphasis on ecosystem service assessments. This position will be on the Knowledge Initiatives (KI) team, which leads the portfolio of interdisciplinary sustainability research and scholarly activity within IonE and is a core member of the Natural Capital Project (NatCap). 

The position will contribute to improving our collective ability to map sustainability across scales and contexts, from a parcel of land owned by a single individual to a county or watershed or larger. The research focuses on evaluating the consequences of land use management decisions on the value nature provides people and partitioning those costs and benefits to different stakeholders and decision makers.

Research experience in geospatial data science or a similar field is a requirement to start this position. Work experience related to ecology, ecological economics, natural resource management, agricultural economics, sustainability and/or environmental science, while not required, would be highly desirable.

Application review will be rolling until filled, with the first review on June 28, 2021.

To learn more or apply visit the University of Minnesota Employment website and search for job ID 341117

 

Sustainability Education Communications Assistant (Undergrad Student Position)

The Sustainability Education Assistant for Communications is an undergraduate part-time position. The person in this role will be responsible for generating content for public communications for Sustainability Education, with University of Minnesota students as the primary audience. Sustainability Education has a team of student workers who work on several different tasks both independently and collaboratively. Key tasks include organizing information related to a variety of Sustainability Education programs, writing for the program website and newsletter, managing social media, publicizing sustainability-related events, and outreach to students, student groups, community groups and University partners. The employee will also help plan Sustainability Education-related events for students at the University of Minnesota.

We anticipate that this position will begin on 08/31/2021

To learn more or apply visit the University of Minnesota Employment website and search for job ID 341696