Employment Opportunities

Postdoctoral Scholar

Location:  UC Davis

The John Muir Institute of the Environment (JMIE) at the University of California, Davis (UCD),
has an opening for a one year postdoctoral scholar position who will work under the leadership
of Dr. Majdi Abou Najm, Associate Director of Initiatives.

Our mission is to discover, research, and solve pressing environmental and human health
challenges. As humanity is increasingly confronted with existential threats of diminishing
natural resource supplies, environmental degradation, climate change, pollution, disease, and
social unrest, we at the Muir Institute are poised to unleash our unique, inter-disciplinary
approach to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. Our work is motivated by the
unrivalled power of collaborative action and a shared, common belief that all people deserve
access to clear air, safe drinking water, healthy food and a robust natural environment – the
foundations of a prosperous economy and secure and sustainable society. We strive to develop
innovative solutions to help us achieve our overarching goals for disruptive problem-solving
through innovative research, education and outreach activities. This is a time like no other in
which we are ready to guide the world through the environmental challenges of the 21 st center
– indeed, it’s part and parcel our collective DNA.


Candidates should have a PhD in global climate change modeling, life cycle assessment,
geospatial optimization or data science or related fields in research area. Research experience
in climate change in diverse ecosystems, forest carbon sequestration, sustainable and
economical forest communities, wildfire prevention and loss of sequestered biomass. Coding
skills, knowledge in GIS, R or Matlab preferred. A small portion of the job responsibilities will be
to support One Climate scientific collaborations; scientific synthesis and review for news and
social media, and climate related blogs as a part of an overall strategic communication plan.
Ability to use social media platforms to utilize twitter, face book, Instagram, etc.
Salary: Commensurate on experience level starting at $53,460, benefits included for 12 months
duration appointment.

How To Apply:

Please send CV, cover letter and contact information for three references to: Jenny Nickell at This position will remain open to apply fo through 2/15/2021 for full

The University of California, Davis, is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.