Multiple Research Positions at University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment

Do you want to do research that impacts local to global sustainability decisions? Do you take a systems focus — and thrive when working on a team? We want to meet you. We’re the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment (IonE), and we’re looking for multiple researchers, postdocs, Ph.D. students, and a research coordinator to join our Knowledge Initiatives team.

We’re looking for multiple new team members who have a range of research and coordination skills. In the posted positions, there is an opportunity for you if you have technical skills in one or more of the following:

  • environmental and geospatial modeling,
  • advanced statistical data analysis,
  • mixed-methods social science approaches,
  • software engineering and/or coding experience in Python, Matlab, R, or Excel, ecosystem service assessment,
  • life cycle analysis,
  • decision support science, or
  • science-policy coordination or program management.

Because we are posting multiple positions, we do not expect that you will have all of these skills (thank goodness!). Instead, we are looking for people who excel at juggling multiple research projects, proactively communicating with team members, and developing both peer-reviewed papers and impact-oriented public engagement with stakeholders to support decision-making and implementation.

Additional details are provided at We will begin first reviewing applications for the posted research specialist and coordinator positions on Monday, June 28, with the review continuing until filled. There is no deadline for Ph.D. or postdoc applications.

If you have any questions, please contact the supervisor for the position or Melissa Kenney at


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