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A complete application package consists of:
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
USGS Office/Lab and Location: A research opportunity is available with U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (SE CASC) located in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The 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.
The mission of the Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs) is to deliver science to help wildlife, ecosystems, and people adapt to a changing climate. We work directly with land managers, native communities, and other partners to create research and tools that can be applied directly to adaptation decisions. Our network is comprised of nine regional CASCs and one National CASC.
Research Project: The project will develop and conduct research with and for Tribal Nations/organizations relevant to the SE CASC mission “to deliver science to help wildlife, ecosystems, and people adapt to a changing climate.” This includes evaluation of current Southeast CASC research portfolio for relevance to Tribal Nations/Organizations, support for developing a Northeast/SoutheastCASC Tribal Climate Resilience Engagement Strategy, and technical support to better leverage, translate, communicate, synthesize and share CASC research with Tribal Nations/Organizations.
Mentor: The mentor for this opportunity is Ryan Boyles (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor.
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: 2021. 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 extended for an additional year upon recommendation of USGS 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, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), and foreign nationals.
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 doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields.