The CZO team strongly encourages members of the scientific and educational community to take advantage of the infrastructure, data, and people available at the CZOs. All CZOs are committed to collaborative engagement.

Individual CZO observatories may have additional postings.
Use the above "move laterally" menu.

Our partner CZEN may have additional postings.
Visit CZEN Jobs & Opportunities

Please join us! We're a friendly and open community.

Interested in CZO science? Our strengths include:
  • NSF-supported collective of observatories
  • Cutting edge science and technology
  • Interdisciplinary collaborative teams
  • Cooperative and synthesis research
  • Open data access
A How-to Guide to Collaborative Research with a U.S. Critical Zone Observatory
  1. Begin with a hypothesis-driven science question or novel educational activity that could effectively be addressed in a CZO or cross-CZO context.
  2. Utilize online information about existing research and education opportunities, data, infrastructure, etc. at the CZOs
    • some data are publicly online, but other data associated with work in progress may require further inquiry with a PI
  3. Communicate with the appropriate CZO PI
    • provide information regarding timing, data, space, field needs
  4. If the activity involves more than one CZO, also communicate with the CZO network office
  5. Write and submit a proposal to an appropriate NSF directorate or other funding agency/source
  6. Project implementation
Additional Opportunities outside of CZO

Additional job announcements and research opportunities in Critical Zone science around the globe can be found at our partner CZEN, the Critical Zone Exploration Network.

Contact Us

  • Tim White

    National Office Coordinator

    Penn State
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  • Lou Derry

    National Office Director

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  • Susan Brantley

    Lead-PI, PI Committee Chair

    Lead-PI of Shale Hills

    Penn State
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  • David Lubinski

    CZO Webmaster

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