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A complete application package consists of:
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
*Applications are reviewed on a rolling-basis.
Application Reviews start on Monday, January 8, 2024.
USGS Office/Lab and Location: A research opportunity is currently available with the USGS Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC) network, specifically the regional Southeast Central CASC located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Regional CASCs support and produce science to inform on-the-ground climate adaptation planning by natural and cultural resource managers.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mission is to monitor, analyze, and predict current and evolving dynamics of complex human and natural Earth-system interactions and to deliver actionable intelligence at scales and timeframes relevant to decision makers. As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, USGS collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides science about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems.
Research Project: The objective is to improve the effectiveness of the Southeast CASC’s science communication and outreach activities and programming. This project will research best practices surrounding science communication, science outreach, and evaluation of communication and outreach activities with the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (SE CASC) in applying those best practices to our program.
Learning Objectives: Under the guidance of a mentor, research activities include:
Mentor: The mentor for this opportunity is Katherine Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have questions about the nature of the research, please contact the mentor.
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: February 2024. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.
Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of ARS and is contingent on the availability of funds.
Level of Participation: The appointment is full time.
Participant Stipend: The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.
Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens.
ORISE Information: This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and USGS. Participants do not become employees of USGS, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.
Questions: If you have questions about the application process please email USGS@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.
The qualified candidate should have received a master's or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields listed in the eligibility requirements section or be currently pursuing one of the degrees with completion before the appointment start date. Degree must have been received within the last two years.