The University of Southern California Department of Earth Sciences invites applications for a position in Geobiology at the level of Associate or Full professor. At USC, Geobiology is interpreted broadly, including geomicrobiology, biogeochemistry, carbon cycles and proxies, ocean acidification, astrobiology, source to sink processes, earth-atmosphere-biosphere co-evolution, global change, carbon sequestration, paleoenvironments/paleoclimate, paleobiology and other areas that relate to these topics. Located in central Los Angeles, USC serves a transnational student body and provides unique opportunities to engage in research, teaching, and service within an urban sphere, as well as easy access to the broader Southern California environment. The position offers opportunities to interact with the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies and the Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island. Application review will begin on November 1, 2021.
The University of Southern California will host the first virtual Southern California Geobiology Symposium on May 20-21 (through Zoom and Gathertown). The SoCal Geobiology Symposium is an annual student-organized symposium for scientists interested in astrobiology, climate science, ecology, geochemistry, geology, microbiology, oceanography, and paleobiology. We welcome scientists from all levels of academia and both those living in Southern California and from around the world. Undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs are encouraged to submit abstracts for posters or talks to share their research; selection will prioritize those from the rotating SoCal Geobio host institutions (USC, Caltech, and UC Riverside). Registration and abstract submission deadline: April 23, 2021.
The Quantitative and Computational Biology (QCB) section in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in any area of computational biology. The ideal candidate’s research program will take mathematical, computational, and/or statistical approaches to questions in biological or biomedical research. Priority will be given to applicants on the basis of the originality of their work and promise for establishing a strong independent research program. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2021, and applicants must have received a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree by time of appointment. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.
The Department of Biological Sciences in the University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences invites applications for multiple tenure-track Assistant Professor positions. We seek accomplished and innovative researchers in all areas of biology. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose scholarship bridges the research interests across the sections of our department, namely Human and Evolutionary Biology, Marine and Environmental Biology, Molecular and Computational Biology, and Neurobiology (https://dornsife.usc.edu/bisc/). Review of applications will begin December 15, 2020.
Finding a safe operating space for humankind requires understanding how the Earth system reacts to environmental perturbations. Motivated by this need, the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Southern California seeks exceptional researchers for a tenure-track faculty position(s) at the assistant professor level in the area of global environmental change (broadly defined). We welcome applications from scholars investigating environmental perturbations and their effects using observations (in situ or remotely-sensed), modeling, theory, and/or experiments. We are particularly interested in candidates studying the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and/or biosphere, including their interactions and evolution, as well as their connections to the solid Earth. Evaluation of applications will begin on December 20 2020, and continue until the position is filled.
The inaugural Southern California Biogeochemical Ocean Observations & Models (SoCal BOOM) symposium will be held on Saturday March 21, 2020 at the University of Southern California from 9AM – 8PM. The meeting aims to bring together students, postdocs, researchers, and faculty from across Southern California with an interest in measuring and modeling ocean biogeochemistry. This free one-day symposium is designed to highlight the work of early-career researchers, with both the symposium and the poster session featuring presentations by graduate students and postdoctoral researchers (with faculty encouraged to attend). The aim of this meeting is to foster interaction and collaboration among oceanographers who use measurements and modeling approaches to understand Earth systems. We welcome scientists engaged in a wide range of ocean biogeochemical research, and encourage participants to highlight aspects of their research which draw upon theoretical or numerical modeling approaches. Register by March 1, 2020.
The University of Southern California (USC) is excited to host the 17th annual Southern California Geobiology Symposium. The symposium will be held on April 4th, 2020. Information about registration/abstract submissions, program details, and specific location will be available in January 2020. The SoCal Geobiology Symposium is an annual student-organized symposium for scientists interested in astrobiology, climate science, ecology, geochemistry, geology, microbiology, oceanography, and paleobiology. We welcome scientists from all levels of academia and both those living in Southern California and from around the world. Undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs are encouraged to submit abstracts for posters or talks to share their research. Abstract submission and registration will close on March 4, 2020.
Featuring C-DEBI Senior Scientist Steven Finkel. The Geobiology and Genomics Undergraduate Research Experiences (GGURE) program boosts diversity, helping students learn they can have stimulating experiences in research labs. The program is jointly funded by the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI), along with the USC Office of the Provost.
Featuring C-DEBI educator Erin McParland.
USC Dornsife graduate students mentor juniors and seniors from high schools near USC, giving them hands-on research experience and a taste of what a career in STEM fields could bring.
Featuring C-DEBI researchers Jan Amend and Roman Barco.
Community college students from across the country get a rare opportunity to learn about ecology in the lab.
Featuring C-DEBI scientists Roman Barco and Jan Amend.
Scientists from the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations at USC Dornsife educate community college students from around the U.S. on cutting-edge research techniques to better understand the ecology of the subseafloor.
Featuring C-DEBI researchers Laura Zinke, Jan Amend, Julie Huber, Doug LaRowe and Steve D’Hondt.
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