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The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis and effective organizing and advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for stemming the tide of global warming, sustainable food policy and agriculture, energy and transportation, fighting misinformation and reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear war.

Help lead UCS’s efforts to communicate and defend climate science, and design, contribute to and carry out climate change analyses. Provide the US public, policymakers and campaign-specific stakeholders with robust, timely, accessible and policy-relevant information on climate science and the social and environmental impacts of climate change. Provide expert technical and analytical advice to UCS campaigns. Carry out related analysis, outreach, advocacy and media activities. Provide project management, coordination of research collaborations and consultant supervision as needed.

Deadline: Deadline: April 2, 2017 or until filled.

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The Michigan State University Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences and Center for Global Change and Earth Observations (CGCEO) invite applications for a full-time postdoctoral research associate to begin on May 1, 2017, in Socioecological carbon production in managed agricultural-forest landscapes.

Successful applicants will play a significant role in research funded by the NASA Carbon Cycle Science program. This work focuses on understanding the quantitative contributions of land cover change, specific management practices, and climate changes to the social and physical C fluxes of managed ecosystems, with an initial focus on the Kalamazoo River watershed in Michigan. Strong candidates will have experience with collaborative interdisciplinary work.  

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications begins February 28, 2017.  

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We are seeking a Chief Technical Officer who serves as the authority in managing staff of the Science and Technology division in the overall planning, regulatory compliance, decision support and modeling, and information technology departments for the agency. The position is primarily focused on long-term and big picture issues related to the division and the agency and serves on the Executive Team reporting to the General Manager.

Under administrative direction, is responsible for the direction, planning and organization of all decision support, modeling, demand management, long-term and short-term planning, research, information technology, environmental permitting and monitoring, mitigation and laboratory functions of the agency. Incumbents have extensive experience in the science and technology fields and demonstrate knowledge in regulatory requirements for water supply utilities, monitoring, planning and technology principles and practices, to include water use permitting, environmental management, information technology strategic planning, water supply research, and computer modeling. The incumbent serves as the lead technical expert and scientist for the agency and directly supports the General Manager, General Counsel, Board of Directors and other division managers, councils and commissions of the agency member governments.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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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
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