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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 currently available with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) at the Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center (PICASC) located in Hilo, Hawaii. The selected candidate can report remotely, however, preference will be given to candidates located on the Pacific Islands including the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republics of the Marshall Islands and Palau, and the Territories of American Samoa and Guam.
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 USGS Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center (PICASC) supports climate adaptation-focused projects that develop science- and equivalent knowledge-based products intended for use in decision making by practitioners, managers, policy-makers, etc. in five Science Priority Topical Areas: 1. Drought in the Pacific Islands; 2. Coastal Adaptation and Planning; 3. Forest Conservation in a Changing Environment; 4. Core Questions for Resource Managers; and 5. Adaptation and Survival in Low Lying Islands and Atolls.
Research Project: The selected individual will contribute to two ongoing, related efforts.
In particular, PICASC hopes to broaden the impact of our work via engagement with diverse Pacific Islanders and ASEAN peoples, including indigenous, Native Hawaiian, and other marginalized or traditionally under-represented community groups and locations across the region. The selected individual will contribute to increasing the impact of PICASC supported science and equivalent knowledge on management decisions enabling wildlife, ecosystems, and people to adapt to a changing climate.
Learning Objectives: The primary objectives are to:
Mentor: The mentor for this opportunity is Mari-Vaughn Johnson (email@example.com). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor.
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: Fall 2022. 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 up to four more years 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 stipend ranging from $56,000-$80,000 per year based on education 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 master's or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields listed in the eligibility requirements section. Degree must have been received within the last ten years.
Ideal candidate is self-motivated and able to function independently and as part of a team.
Strong and sustained communications skills are essential.
Preferred Experience With: