We are committed to collaborative engagment with the public and the broader scentific community. Please contact us if you would like to discuss becoming involved with the Eel River CZO.
Jen Hunter: Project Coordinator
Mary Power: Outreach and Education
Collin Bode: Data Management and Infrastructure
22 Jan 2018 - Submit an abstract to the session "Intensively Managed Clays in the Critical Zone" at the 55th Annual Meeting of The Clay Minerals Society.
18 Jan 2018 - Proposals for the CZO SAVI & French OZCAR Scholars Program are due March 26, 2018.
17 Jan 2018 - Proposals for the CZO SAVI International Scholars Program are due March 12, 2018.
17 Jan 2018 - Proposals for the CZO SAVI summer interns program are due March 26, 2018.
04 Jan 2018 - The LTER Network Communications Office is pleased to announce a new webinar series hosted by the NCO and the National Center for Ecological Analysis...
02 Jan 2018 - Call for papers for “Dynamics in Intensively Managed Landscapes: Water, Sediment, Nutrient, Carbon, and Ecohydrology”
01 Jan 2018 - An invitation for edited and authored volumes for a new Springer-Nature book series: Advances in Critical Zone Science
01 Jan 2018 - A 15-week semester-long upper-level undergraduate course curriculum entitled “Introduction to Critical Zone Science” is now available free online.
We are hiring a new Project Coordinator!
Part-Time (50%) Academic Coordinator I - The Eel River Critical Zone Observatory - Berkeley Natural History Museum
To Apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01204
Open date: January 30th, 2017
Next review date: February 13th, 2017
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: February 14th, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Eel River Critical Zone Observatory at the University of California, Berkeley seeks to hire an Academic Coordinator to support research activities funded by a variety of (type) grants.
The Academic Coordinator will oversee the administrative and research needs of the Eel River Critical Zone Observatory (CZO), including financial operations, grants management, and facilities operations, as well as overall technical management of the research, with the authority to organize, coordinate and monitor projects to meet milestones and goals. The Academic Coordinator is the hub of communication for the CZO. The incumbent will monitor progress, resource allocations, staffing levels, budget and milestone performance and work places; coordinate within and among CZO component programs, report project status weekly to the CZO Director; work with the Executive Committee to ensure annual plans and progress reports are prepared; and implement communications systems and processes to ensure timely data release and effective interaction among component programs. This person will work closely with the Data Manager and database programmer to maintain the CZO website. The incumbent will work with the Data Manager to handle requests for materials and data, ensuring that research data generated by the CZO is accessible to the scientific community, and will interact with administrators at the other CZOs to insure coordination in efforts. The Academic Coordinator will work with Research Enterprise Services, a unit of the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research, and Campus Shared Services, to meet much of the administrative needs of the CZO.
Basic qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in an appropriate field (ecology, hydrology, biology, climate science or similar) is required at the time of application.
Additional Qualifications (required by start date):
-Demonstrated data management, problem solving, and administrative skills
-Verbal and written communication skills as well as political acumen
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
-Currently active in research at some level, with an ability to report on the outcomes of this program in appropriate scientific meetings
-An advanced degree in ecology, biology, hydrology or similar field
-Experience with field station collections or research, and laboratory or field research as well as familiarity with topics and concepts in biology, ecology, evolution, conservation and hydrological and climate processes
-Experience with financial management, purchasing, and expenditure
This is a half-time (50%) position with a starting full-time salary range of $53,928 - $59,029, plus benefits, with the possibility of renewal based on performance. Existing funding is in place for this position through 2018.
The position will remain open until filled. The anticipated start date of this position is February 28, 2017. To apply, please submit a cover letter, your Curriculum Vitae, a 1-2 page writing sample, and contact information for three references by going to the following link:
Letters of reference are not required at this time. We will seek your permission before contacting your references. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality, (apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see
The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.
For information on our research sites and ammenties see Eel River Infrastructure
We collect data biotic, abiotic and atmospheric data. See Eel River Sample Collection Resources
Also, check out our online Datasets.
Please let us know if you have any questions or comments!
National Office Coordinator
National Office Director
Lead-PI, PI Committee Chair
Lead-PI of Shale Hills