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.
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.
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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