The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Postdoctoral Scholars Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) invites applicants for a postdoctoral research position in the area of regional climate model (RCM) evaluation.
Dr. Duane Waliser will serve as JPL postdoctoral advisor to the selected candidate. The appointee will carry out research in collaboration with the JPL advisor, resulting in publications in the open literature.
The successful applicant will join a research team at JPL/Caltech focused on the use of satellite and other observations to evaluate and improve RCMs. Immediate emphasis is on the continued development and application of our Regional Climate Model Evaluation System (RCMES; see rcmes.jpl.nasa.gov). Specific applications include the U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA) and the Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX).
Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in atmospheric or ocean sciences, or a closely related field. They should have a strong background in atmosphere or ocean modeling and/or data analysis. Experience with regional climate modeling and with the application of satellite data products to model evaluation is desirable. Expertise in areas such as the hydrological cycle, weather extremes, and climate variability, as well as software development and data science are also desirable. The appointments are contingent upon completion of the Ph.D.
Candidates who have received their PhD within the past five years since the date of their application are eligible. Postdoctoral Scholar positions are awarded for a minimum of one-year period and may be renewed up to a maximum duration of three years.
The University of Central Florida recently established an interdisciplinary cluster approach to strengthen its academic offerings and research mission. In support of this effort, we are hiring faculty in the area of Sustainable Coastal Systems. The goal is to bring together a core group of faculty who work across traditional research boundaries or are working in transdisciplinary fields. We invite applications from individuals who are active research leaders in the interdisciplinary fields of 1) disease ecology (assistant/associate professor), 2) environmental policy or coastal political geography (open rank), and 3) coastal ecotourism or ecological economics (open rank). These three hires will join almost 40 current cluster-affiliated faculty, representing twelve departments and seven colleges, to lead a world-class effort to understand and assess natural and human-related impacts to coastal ecosystem health, restoration, sustainability, and mitigation; and ultimately to characterize and integrate physical, chemical, biological, and socio-economic processes impacting coastal communities and ecosystems. Specifically we seek:
1. Tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor who uses modeling and empirical field and laboratory work to address fundamental ecological and evolutionary questions about any coastal host-pathogen systems, with interdisciplinary research interests in ecological modeling, coastal biogeochemistry, marine ecosystem dynamics, or coastal disease ecology (infectious diseases in natural [not aquaculture] systems), and who is working at the interface of social and biological sciences; or
2. Tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor or full professor with interdisciplinary research interests in coastal ecotourism or environmental/ecological economics and empirical analyses related to coastal systems and coupled human-natural systems. Research interests could include coastal ecotourism, renewable resource modeling; ecosystem services valuation; environmental risk analysis; or environmental policy analysis; or
3. Tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor or full professor with interdisciplinary research focused on environmental policy or coastal political geography who addresses the coastal zone as a single integrated ecological-social-economic system.
Climate Nexus—a strategic communications non-profit dedicated to changing the conversation on climate change and clean energy—seeks an energetic and skilled communicator to join our Climate Signals project team in New York, NY.
A digital science platform for cataloging and mapping the impacts of climate change, Climate Signals is designed to help the average person understand how climate change impacts their weather and events such as wildfires by identifying the chain of connections between greenhouse gas emissions and individual events.
The successful candidate will work with a top-notch team of communications professionals to do media outreach and community stakeholder engagement around Climate Signals content, particularly at the local level as extreme events unfold, and will have a significant hand in content production.
Applicants must have excellent writing skills, experience doing media and community outreach, and a clear understanding of the media covering climate change science and impacts.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the largest general scientific society in the world. The fellowship program offers hands-on opportunities to apply your scientific knowledge and technical skills to important societal challenges. As a fellow, you will serve a yearlong assignment in a selected area of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the federal government in Washington, D.C., enhancing your professional influence by tackling problems and participating in policy development and implementation.
Florida International University (FIU) has recently launched the Sea Level Solutions Center (SLSC) to develop and implement effective policies and strategies to address the imminent threat of rising seas to resources and security. Rising seas threaten low-lying, flood-prone coastal areas around the world, with ramifications that are already rippling through societies. Miami ranks as one of the world’s most vulnerable urban regions in terms of assets exposed to sea level rise and violent storms. It will take cooperation – from local to international levels – to develop effective solutions. Therefore, FIU’s SLSC brings together a vibrant group of researchers and practitioners working on monitoring the effects of sea level rise and developing adaptation strategies from a wide range of disciplines, including architecture, biology, chemistry, communications, earth & environment, ecology, engineering, hydrology, public health, and others (see http://slsc.fiu.edu). SLSC is housed in the Institute of Water and Environment, one of FIU’s five preeminent research Institutes (see http://inwe.fiu.edu). The SLSC fits within the overall mission of FIU to turn the “impossible into the inevitable”.
FIU now invites applications for the Director of the Sea Level Solutions Center (SLSC). The grand vision for the SLSC is to design and implement short- and long-term adaptation strategies for a prosperous South Florida into the 22nd century by advancing the understanding of sea level rise and its impacts, and converting this understanding into actions that benefit societies locally, nationally, and globally. The SLSC Director will work with local, regional, national and international partners, funding organizations, and government entities to secure extramural funding to transform the SLSC into an internationally recognized thought and solution leader Center.
The successful SLSC Director candidate will be a visionary leader with an established national and international reputation in any discipline broadly associated with global climate change. Priority will be given to those with extensive experience in coastal resilience to sea level rise. Excellent skills in public speaking, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and communication to multiple audiences are required. Evidence of an exemplary record of leadership, community engagement, industry and foundation partnerships, scholarly productivity, and grant success is expected. The Director will have a tenure home in the department most closely aligned with her/his particular discipline.
The Mirzayan Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2018 session. The session will begin on January 16 and conclude on April 6, 2018 and the deadline to apply is September 8, 2017.
The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 20th year, provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.
Each year, applicants from around the world become part of an Academies’ committee, board, or unit where they are assigned to a mentor and learn about the world of science and technology policy. An immersive experience, the program is designed to broaden fellows’ appreciation of employment opportunities outside academia and leave them with both a firm grasp of the important and dynamic role of science and technology in decision-making and a better understanding of the role that they can play in strengthening the science and technology enterprise for the betterment of mankind.
The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.
In these programs, prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among the large group of opportunities listed on this website. Prior to completing an application, prospective applicants should contact the proposed Research Adviser to assure that funding will be available if their application is recommended by NRC panels. Once mutual interest is established between a prospective applicant and a Research Adviser, an application is submitted through the NRC WebRap system. Reviews are conducted four times each year and review results are available approximately 6-8 weeks following the application deadline.
Prospective applicants should read carefully the details of the program to which they are applying. In particular, note eligibility details. Some laboratories have citizenship restrictions (open only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents) and some laboratories have research opportunities that are not open to senior applicants (more than 5 years beyond the PhD). When searching for research opportunities you may limit your search to only those laboratories which match your eligibility criteria. In addition, note the application deadlines, as not all laboratories participate in all reviews.
There are four annual review cycles:
- Review Cycle: August; Opens June 1; Closes August 1
- Review Cycle: November; Opens September 1; Closes November 1
- Review Cycle: February; Opens December 1; Closes February 1
- Review Cycle: May; Opens March 1; Closes May 1
For more information, visit http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/rap/
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