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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) within the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Remote participation will be considered for this opportunity.
The US 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: This project will provide technical assistance and science communication regarding the impacts of climate change on rare-plant habitat in the southeastern U.S., including:
As time allows, the project may also involve:
Results of this research will provide needed information on climate vulnerability of rare plant species for natural-resource managers from state and federal agencies, as well as non-profit conservation organizations. The project will involve close interaction with ecological scientists from non-profit conservation organizations and engagement with natural-resource management officials at state and federal agencies.
Learning Objectives: This appointment will also involve several learning objectives, including:
Mentor: The mentor for this opportunity is Jennifer Cartwright (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor.
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: January 2023. 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 monthly stipend 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 doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields listed in the eligibility requirements section (e.g. Environmental Science, Botany, Plant Science, Conservation Biology, Science Communication), or be currently pursuing the degree with completion by December 30, 2022.
Preferred Skills / Experience: