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Job Postings

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Summary: Posted September 14, 2020. The Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas (IDRT) is looking for a Postdoctoral Associate to help develop and integrate AI models for visualizing and understanding flood risk. The researcher will contribute to research, development, and support activities involving data mining and machine learning technologies and the interfaces by which users can transparently harness these techniques and technologies.



Summary: Posted September 14, 2020. For Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability. Research includes a variety of topics from computer modeling to conservation and ecology. Applications will be accepted from a wide-range of backgrounds and science related fields (engineering, geography, sociology, biology, ecology, etc.,). To apply, include: (1) letter of application, (2) CV or resume, (3) academic statement, (4) personal statement, (5) transcripts, (6) GRE scores, (7) TOEFL scores (for non-native English speakers only), (8) list of 3 references (names and contact information), and (9) up to three representative publications if any. 


Applications and questions about these opportunities should be emailed to:  Professor Jianguo (Jack) LiuRachel Carson Chair in SustainabilityCenter for Systems Integration and SustainabilityMichigan State UniversityEast Lansing, MI 48823-5243, USA liuji@msu.edu (email)http://csis.msu.edu/people/jianguo-jack-liu

Program Coordinator

Summary: Posted September 10, 2020. This position serves as the program coordinator for the Arizona Meteorological Network (AZMET) within University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. AZMET is a real-time network of meteorological stations and is the basis for numerous agricultural and biometorological information products that support agricultural, turfgrass, and general irrigation and water use planning across the region. The AZMET program coordinator helps oversee the installation and maintenance of meteorological stations, data collection and stewardship, and development of information products. Learn more at their website.

Climate Resilience Analyst

Summary: Posted September 8, 2020. This is an early career position that offers the opportunity for immediate impact, contributing research to the modeling and analysis of climate impacts on the electricity and energy system, with implications for adaptation planning, risk management, and resilience strategies. The ideal candidate will have experience working with spatial data, including gridded products for climate scenarios and impacts analysis.

Postdoc Fellowship

Summary: Posted August 28, 2020. There are currently TWO postdoc positions available in the Atmsopheric Sciences Department at the University of Illinois. One is in Regional Climate Modeling and Analysis. The second is in Climate Downscaling and Resilience. Click buttons to learn more about each position.

Fish and Wildlife Biologist

Summary: Posted August 21, 2020. Deadline: August 27, 2020 (or 500 applications received). Multiple locations and positions available. Minimum qualifaction is a BS in biology or equivalent experience. Learn more and apply by clicking the button.

M.S. Graduate Research Asssistantship

Summary: Posted August 21, 2020. Deadline: September 11, 2020. Qualifications: B.S. in biology or similar. Experience conducting field
and/or lab research in freshwater ecosystems and interest in ecohydrology are preferred. Location: University of Alaska Fairbanks – Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Send cover letter describing your professional interests and experience, CV, copies of unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references to: Dr. Jeff Falke (jfalke4@alaska.edu). More info? Click the box to learn more.

User Experience Researcher

Summary: Posted July 28, 2020. Deadline: Open until filled. 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. Learn more below.

Research Physical Scientist/ Agroclimatologist/ Agrometeorologist

Summary: Posted July 15, 2020. Deadline is August 12, 2020 (or open until filled). 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.

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.”

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.

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. Learn more and apply below.

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!

Earth to Sky Academy

Summary: 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.

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

Proposals & Grants

EPA’s Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grant

Summary: Posted August 18, 2020. Deadline to apply is September 22, 2020. EPA’s Brownfields Program provides direct funding for brownfields assessment, cleanup, revolving loans, environmental job training, technical assistance, training, and research. To facilitate the leveraging of public resources, EPA’s Brownfields Program collaborates with other EPA programs, other federal partners, and state agencies to identify and make available resources that can be used for brownfield activities. More info below:

Sun Grant Program for the South Central Region

Summary: Posted July 7, 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.

Rapid Response and Novel Research in Earth Science

Summary: Proposals due March 29, 2021. 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.

Climate Courses

The training is 12 months long with interactive web meetings on a weekly basis.

Attendance: A maximum of four people from each tribe can attend the course. At least one person from the core team must attend each web meeting. The core team must commit to being on the project for the entire length of the course. One person must be responsible for completing the hazard mitigation planning goal(s) established by the Tribe. No fee to participate. Submit your application below.

Helpful Resources

Opportunities from a variety of private and federal funders for students pursuing STEM.

Funding opportunities including funding from NSF, NASA, and NIH.

Funding opportunities for Masters-level students in STEM

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