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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.

Are you an experienced researcher in possession of a doctoral degree or do you have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience?

Discover the opportunities of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships for researchers at the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change Foundation

CMCC Foundation is the non-profit Italian research centre on climate science and policy. Its activities focus on the development and applications of models of climate dynamics, impacts of climate change and adaptation and mitigation policies.

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.

WGBH and the Rita Allen Foundation are partnering to create the Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication that will provide a year's support for one fellow to study the field of science media, experiment with media formats, and work to expand science literacy among the public.  The fellow will have an office at WGBH Boston, one of the pre-eminent science media producers in the US and home to the flagship public media science series NOVA. 

In this position, you will support various activities within the planning and development of USGCRP’s Sustained Assessment Model. In consultation with senior staff, you will coordinate with multiple chapters of the NCA, shepherding the chapters through their development, review, and publication phases. You will also coordinate with the USGCRP Engagement and Communications Lead, providing technical and material support to external engagement activities.

The Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative, the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Resilience Team, and the Gulf of Mexico Climate Community of Practice (COP) are working together to develop an online, interactive climate tool decision-support tree (tree). The project will consist of leveraging already existing materials and data and working with stakeholders across the Gulf to characterize coastal issues that translate to tool and model needs. This will then be used to build an online decision-support tree that will step stakeholders through a series of target questions to identify the best tool for the job. The project coordinator will support the project team in these efforts through communication, coordination, and synthesis and development of information and materials for development of the decision-tree.

Deadline: Open until filled.

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 SLSC is housed in the Institute of Water and Environment, one of FIU’s five preeminent research Institutes (see 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.

Deadline: To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by August 1, 2017.  Review will continue until position is filled.

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.

NCEAS seeks candidates for a Postdoctoral Fellow position to advance understanding and managing of soil organic matter for environmental outcomes and human well-being. The Fellow will be responsible for leading several analyses in a recently funded SNAPP (Science for Nature and People Partnership) working group project aimed at developing quantitative targets to manage soil organic matter for environmental and human outcomes. The Fellow will also be able to participate in environmental data science trainings at NCEAS and similar organizations. The Fellow is also expected to pursue an independent research program of her or his design that addresses soil organic matter through analysis and synthesis of existing data.

In the role of working group participant, the Fellow will be integrally involved in:
1) spatial analysis to determine priority areas for building soil organic matter in California rangelands;
2) spatial analysis of the potential contribution of soil organic matter to crop yield and yield variability in Midwestern row-crop agriculture;
3) working closely with The Nature Conservancy staff and other practitioners to develop specific strategies to manage soil for environmental and human outcomes in California and through the Soil Health Partnership
4) participating in SNAPP working group meetings.

Next review date: May 25th, 2017
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: June 30th, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
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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