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Opportunities

Opportunities

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


Job Postings

Associate Director/Chief Scientist

Summary: Posted July 31, 2020. Deadline is August 14, 2020. North Carolina State University. This position will focus on the research arm of the State Climate Office and will be involved in managing and directing existing SCO research and will carry out physical science research and how it relates to the vision and mission of the State Climate Office. This position is expected to manage NC ECONet from a research and strategic direction perspective through partnerships and projects with other faculty – especially at NCSU, as well as, managing existing contracts with state agencies. This position will help to guide staff through the scientific process by developing research questions, performing research, and writing up results. The Associate Director/Chief Scientist will also give occasional presentations at conferences and meetings about climate change impacts and adaptation.


User Experience Researcher

Summary: Posted July 28, 2020. Deadline is August 9, 2020. Colorado State University. The individual in this position will collaborate with stakeholders and other team members to conduct research on how various partners use weather information to make decisions, and assist in the design of weather-related software applications and systems. They will be responsible for development of field campaigns, gathering user input, data analysis, and communicating findings in technical talks and reports. They will also work with meteorologists and software engineers to incorporate techniques in verification and decision support tools. The individual will report to a Sr Scientific Analyst. To learn more or apply, click the button below:


Research Physical Scientist/ Agroclimatologist/ Agrometeorologist

Summary: Posted July 15, 2020. Deadline is August 12, 2020. This position is located with the Agricultural Research Service, Grazinglands Research Laboratory, Great Plains Agroclimate and Natural Resources Research in El Reno, OK. The incumbent will be part of a team of research scientists that focuses on climate, soil, and water resources, soil and water conservation, and agricultural production. To learn more, check out the job posting below.


Postdoctoral Associate

Summary: Posted July 10, 2020. *Two Opportunities* The University of Florida in the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation department and Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is seeking applicants for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to start in the fall of 2020. The research associate will work with research and management partners to lead an effort to develop methods for prioritizing science needs and triaging the species status assessment workload for endangered species in the Southeast region of the United States. Both positions will start this fall. Learn more about the first opening and the second.


Program Manager at SCIPP

Summary: Posted July 6, 2020. The Oklahoma Climatological Survey at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for the position of a Program Manager for the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP). This position is a full-time, 12-month appointment. Experience in education, public administration, business management, OR climate adaptation. A Bachelors degree plus two years of experience OR a Masters degree in a relevant field, including Political Science, Public Administration or Business Management, Public Policy, Meteorology, Climatology, Geography, or a related field is required. More information can be found here.


Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Summary: Posted June 26, 2020. North Carolina State University (NCSU) is hiring in the Department of Marine, Earth & Atmosphere. The department invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar position focusing on how atmosphere-ocean coupled processes drive climate variability and change. This National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project aims to identify the relative importance of different pathways through which the atmosphere communicates internal and anthropogenic climate variations to the ocean. Learn more and apply here.


Postdoctoral Scholar

Summary: Posted June 24, 2020. Organization: CU Boulder and the North Central CASC. This position is looking for a postdoc in Understanding and Managing Changing Wildfire Risk to lead an effort on generating the fire science needed for resource management decisions in the ecosystems of the North Central region. Key efforts will be to conduct a synthesis of fire-related science that has been done across the eight regional CASCs that can inform how we handle changing fire regimes across forests, shrublands, and grasslands of the western U.S; advance fire probability and risk modeling under current and future climate scenarios; and identify key fire metrics that are relevant for species and ecosystem response and management, that will be incorporated into an open platform, the NC CASC’s Climate Futures Toolbox. Review of applications begin July 13, 2020, however, job posting will remain open until filled. For more information or to apply, click here.


Climate Scientist

Summary: Company: Cimate Center in Princeton, NJ. The Climate Center is seeking a Ph.D. Climate Scientist with prior experience working with the media or journalists. This position is geared toward changing the way climate science is communicated to private and public stakeholders. Responsibilities include: research, analysis, communications with stakeholders and working as a team player to achieve the Climate Center mission as “an independent group of scientists and science translators who research and report the facts about our changing climate and how it affects people’s lives.” To learn more about this position and apply, click here.


Developmental Editor in Climate (Remote)

Summary: Posted June 8, 2020. Company: Research Square. This position could be both part or full-time and is done remotely, though the company is located in Durham, NC. Responsibilities include: Carry out the main editing and commenting stage on scientific documents in a range of fields related to your own, to high quality standards and to deadlines, for papers in climate science (specifically paleo- or physical climate or oceanography). Requirement: Ph.D in climate science or oceanography with a strong English language proficiency and editing skills. Learn more and apply here.


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.


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. OPEN UNTIL FILLED. 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.


Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

National Tribal & Indigenous Climate Conference

Summary: Now virtual, the NTICC will happen September 14-17, 2020. The NTICC will convene experts on climate change and include a balance Traditional Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science. Registration now open! Check out this link to register for this exciting event!


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

Sun Grant Program for the South Central Region

Summary: Posted July 7, 2020. Pre-Proposal Deadline: August 15, 2020. Full-Proposal Deadline: October 1, 2020. The Sun Grant Program (SGP) is a national network of landgrant universities working in collaboration with national laboratories and government agencies, partnering to build a biobased economy. Sun Grant institutions are charged with making significant advances in biobased industries for the benefit of America’s independent farmers, rural communities, and the public-at-large. The primary goal of the SGP is to address national energy needs and establish a national bioeconomy through coordinated regional research, education, and Extension activities focused on agriculture and forest-based fuels, products (chemicals and materials) and power. To learn more about this opportunity or apply, click here.


David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program

Summary:  Deadline to apply is September 4, 2020. The Society for Conservation Biology is offering two year postdoctoral fellowships to provide support for outstanding early-career scientists who want to better link conservation science and theory with policy and management, improve and expand their research skills while directing efforts towards conservation problems in the United States. Learn more about this opportunity and apply here.


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.


Scholarships & Internships

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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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