Vacancy: Northeast Climate Science Center Program Manager Position (USA)
Program Manager University of Massachusetts Amherst
Applications are being accepted for the position of Senior Research
Fellow or Post Doc for the Northeast Climate Science Center (NECSC). The
NESCS is being led by UMass and consists of the College of Menominee
Nation, Columbia University, the Marine Biology Laboratory, the
University of Minnesota, the University of Missouri Columbia and the
University of Wisconsin Madison. This position will be funded at a 50%
level for 4 years with full benefits. The annual salary at 50% time will
be approximately $30,000, depending on experience.
The NECSC will develop stakeholder-‐driven research and decision support for assisting landscape and watershed management in the face of climate variability and climate change. NECSC activities will include developing and integrating future scenarios of climate, hydrology, landscape, and resource management change in the regions including the 22 states that compose the Northeast (the general region running from Maine to Virginia to Missouri to Michigan and back to Maine).
The successful candidate must understand research goals, collect data, draw valid conclusions, summarize research results for publication and presentation at meetings and conferences and have the ability to apply principles of logical and/or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. The candidate must have the ability to interpret technical instruction and be able to implement action plans for projects and constructively think about alternative approaches.
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in an area of natural sciences, engineering, or social sciences or other relevant discipline, or a Master’s degree in a similar discipline with direct professional experience in climate change assessment. The candidate should have familiarity with basic climate science, the ability to articulate knowledge of relevant literature, the ability to manage and coordinate a multi-‐investigator, multi-‐institutional, interdisciplinary research effort, demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and have an understanding of the process of conducting, conveying, and publishing interdisciplinary research and the ability to manage complex budgets. Experience or aptitude for managing and updating web site content is also required.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, current Curriculum Vitae, full contact information of three references no later than June 15, 2012. Applications can be submitted on line (strongly preferred) at <Venskowski@ecs.umass.edu> in a single PDF file. Paper applications can be sent to Research Fellow, NECSC Search, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 224 Marston Hall, Amherst, MA 01003-‐9293.