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Opportunities

Opportunities

Be sure to check our calendar for more upcoming conferences and workshops!


Job Postings

Atmospheric Data Scientist/Agricultural Meteorologist

Summary: Company: Corteva Agriscience located in Johnston, IA. “We need an Atmospheric Data Scientist, Climatologist, Meteorologist, or Ag Meteorologist to collaborate with visionary crop and crop protection scientists, agronomists, plant breeders, data scientists and engineers to build digitally enabled science and business capabilities.” Position requires a MS or Ph.D. with experience and proficiency with python or R. For a full list of requirements and position responsibilities, check out their website here.


Social Scientist

Summary: From the U.S. Geological Survey, a new position is now open until at least 20 applications are received. Location is Golden, CO. Position responsibilities include: Conducting qualitative data collection and analysis related to the development of hazard preparedness products and tools; Lead and coordinate stakeholder engagement initiatives to determine user needs, develop products, as well as design training and long-term outreach programs for risk-related projects. Bachelor degree required. To learn more about this position and apply, click here.


Biologist

Summary: From the Department of the Interior, Geological Survey. Location: Bozeman, MT. Open until April 28, 2020 or until 50 applications are received. For this position with the Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, duties include: Work with Center scientists on research and field related needs, technology transfer to partners, and assist with outreach related programs such as web content, press releases, media interface, manage Facebook and Twitter accounts, prepare video and film footage, and educate Center personnel on the use graphic software programs. Learn more and apply here.


Executive Director of Ecological Restoration Institute

Summary: Open until filled, however review of applications begin May 4, 2020. Northern Arizona University (NAU) seeks a dynamic leader to serve as Executive Director of the Ecological Restoration Institute (ERI). The Executive Director will be responsible for leading an interdisciplinary staff of professionals dedicated to advancing the restoration of forest ecosystems in order to regain natural ecological function, lower the risk of undesirable fire in forests and increase resiliency of our public lands and the human communities of the Intermountain West. Find out all the details here.


Senior Associate

Summary: OPEN UNTIL FILLED. The Lenfest Ocean Program is looking for a Senior Associate to join our team! This position will support outreach on behalf of program-supported projects concerning a range of ocean and coastal management-relevant topics, including climate change and fisheries, habitat restoration and conservation, and marine mammals to name a few. The Senior Associate will participate in developing and implementing strategies and tactics to link science with decision-making. For more information or to apply, click here.


West Coast Climate & Fisheries Associate Specialist

Summary: The University of California, Santa Barbara is seeking a highly-motivated West Coast Climate & Fisheries Associate Specialist beginning immediately in association with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) of California. The incumbent will lead a project aimed at understanding the drivers and consequences of a changing ocean on fish stocks and fishing communities along the west coast of North America. The incumbent will coordinate a collaborative network of scientists, practitioners, and managers to synthesize climate-related impacts to fisheries and fishing economies on the west coast. In addition, the researcher will contribute to several ongoing areas of research aimed at developing market-based, technological, and community-based solutions to climate-related fisheries impacts. Apply by April 10, 2020 for full consideration by committee. Applications will continue to be accepted until September 20, 2020. Apply here.


Research Civil Engineer (Research Associate)

Summary: Deadline is ongoing until filled. Location: Stillwater, OK. The Develop a pilot program to monitor and inspect approximately five dams within the Stillwater Creek Watershed. Collect data to develop a cloud based database network that can be used to update and expand Windows Dam Analysis Modules (WinDAM) or to be used by other dam monitoring applications like DamWatch. Improve threshold settings within these applications for alerting field engineers, watershed sponsors, and/or emergency and storm water managers about auxiliary spillway releases impacting downstream infrastructure. Click here to apply.


Chief of Physical Science & Landscape Ecology

Summary: Job will be open until 75 applications are received or April 20, 2020. Position will serve as a senior principal advisor in the management of natural resources and is responsible for program development and implementation. Direct an intricate program of natural resource management activities that involve sensitive and complex issues that may impact a wide variety of park issues. Carries out project management duties including developing work plans and schedules, scopes of work, cost estimates, and grant writing to accomplish program goals. Administers and tracks base and project funds and prepares accomplishment reports. Maintains awareness of applicable funding sources within and outside National Park Service. Location is El Portal, CA. Relocation pay included. Learn more and apply here.


Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Earth to Sky Academy

Want a stronger community of climate science communicators in your region? Become an Earth to Sky Regional Leader! In support of our community’s interest in a regional approach for climate communication, Earth to Sky (ETS) has begun developing Regional Communities of Practice in Climate Communication. Each is led by a Regional Leadership Team that has received a week’s training at an ETS Academy, followed by ongoing mentoring and support from ETS Central Leadership. The next Earth to Sky Academy will be held January 25-29, 2021 at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt MD. The Academy is tuition-free. Team applications are due August 31, 2020.  

Learn more about the course here. To apply, fill out the following application. If you need help with the process, read up on the process.


18th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop

Summary: The meeting is set to happen next April 20-22, 2021, in Phoenix Arizona rather than July 2020, as it has become clear that large gatherings will not be safe into the summer months. The same venue has been confirmed for those new dates. We are hoping that next spring will be a safer time for travel and professional conferences. The organizing team will be reconvening in the early fall to start up the planning process again. The integrated theme and session/focus areas will remain the same and the agenda will remain as similar as possible to this year’s current draft, with updates as needed. To keep up-to-date with the conference, check out their website here.


Proposals & Grants

Aquatic Invasive Species Research Grant

Summary: Deadline is June 11, 2020. This is for the FY2020 and is a competitive grant.  As with any 104G program RFP, any investigator at an institution of higher learning in the United States is eligible to apply for an award through the state Water Research Institute or Center. All proposed research must  pertain to Aquatic Invasive Species research as related to hydrodynamics, water quality, and/or social science in the Upper Mississippi River basin to be considered.
Information and application submission can be done here with announcement number: G20AS00069


Rapid Response and Novel Research in Earth Science

Summary: This opportunity is to propose investigations making innovative use of NASA satellite data to address regional-to-global environmental, economic, and/or societal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Potential proposals may address R&A-related topics more fundamental in underlying physical and/or biological sciences (including possible connections to socioeconomic activities) and/or ASP-related topics characterizing impacts of decisions or efforts to inform decision makers on regional-to-global levels in their responses to mitigate the impacts of the disease. While proposed studies must use NASA satellite data and information products as a primary source of information and research tools, they may also utilize remote sensing data and products from government agencies, international, or commercial sources.  Studies utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques including Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL) are encouraged. Proposals due by March 29, 2021. Learn more and aubmit your proposal here.


Climate Program Office Funding Opportunity

Summary: The Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, and the Climate Program Office has announced a new funding opportunity for FY2020. In FY20, approximately $13 million will be available for approximately 90 new awards pending budget appropriations. It is anticipated that most awards will be at a funding level between $50,000 and $300,000 per year with exceptions for larger awards. For more information on deadlines, how and where to submit, click on the following link below.

WaterSMART Funding Opportunity link: https://cpo.noaa.gov/Funding-Opportunities/FY-2020-Notice-of-Funding-Opportunity#NOFOGlance


Scholarships & Internships

Helpful Resources


Undergraduate Scholarships — opportunities from a variety of private and federal funders for students pursuing STEM.

Graduate Funding for Masters Students — funding opportunities for Masters-level students in STEM

Graduate Funding for PhD Students — funding opportunities including funding from NSF, NASA, and NIH.

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