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Fellows at IAI Science, Technology and Policy (STeP) - Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo, Uruguay
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The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), an intergovernmental organization with 19 Parties in the Americas, promotes transdisciplinary research and the enhancement of
capacities to improve public awareness and provide information to governments for the development of public policy relevant to global environmental change (GEC), based on scientific
excellence, international and intersectoral cooperation, and the open exchange of knowledge. The IAI Directorate hosts the Belmont Forum (BF) Secretariat whose mandate is to facilitate
international transdisciplinary research providing knowledge for understanding, mitigating, and adapting to global environmental change.

The Science, Technology and Policy (STeP) Fellowship Program, an innovative and strategic international program placing scientists in public or private host institutions to inform and advise decision-making on global environmental change and sustainable development issues of national priority. The IAI and the Belmont Forum are recruiting applicants to fill two (2) fellowship positions to support community development and transdisciplinary (TD) research on global environmental change (GEC).

The maximum annual value of the fellowship is USD $24,000, The intended start date is 13 March 2023 and the period of implementation of the contract is twelve (12) months, renewable for up to one (1) additional year.
Description
FELLOWSHIP POSITION 1: Coordinating transdisciplinary (TD) research funding on global environmental change (GEC) in the Americas at the IAI Directorate

FELLOWSHIP POSITION 2: Supporting Community Development and TD research in GEC - Belmont Forum

Tasks
For more information about the fellowships visit: https://www.iai.int/administrador/assets/images/ckfinder/files/Request-STeP%20Fellows%20IAI_BF_%202023_final.pdf
Requirements
Position 1:
● Background in transdisciplinary approaches to science, geography, social sciences,
social-ecological systems science, or equivalent
● Experience facilitating group meetings (virtual and/or in-person) with individuals with
diverse knowledge/perspectives, including researchers, policy practitioners, and civil
society.
● Experience with developing and planning of science workshops or trainings (virtual and/or
in-person)
● Experience with monitoring and evaluation of programs (desirable)
● Experience in outreach and science communication for broad audiences (desirable)

Position 2:
● Background in social or natural sciences, policy analysis, transdisciplinary approaches to
science, or equivalent
● Excellent written, verbal and multimedia communication skills
● Experience in outreach and science communication for broad audiences
● Experience facilitating group meetings (virtual and/or in-person)
● Project management experience
● Experience with developing and planning of science workshops or trainings (virtual and/or
in-person)
● Experience with monitoring and evaluation of programs (desirable)
Applications
Applications must be delivered in English or Spanish by email to the address below by 15
February 2023:
Ms. Soledad Noya; email: opportunities@dir.iai.int
Contact email
opportunities@dir.iai.int

Fellowships, Climate Protection - Tuebingen, Germany

Tuebingen, Germany
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The current round of applications for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s International Climate Protection Fellowship is open until 1 February 2023. We are seeking young leaders and postdocs from non-European emerging economies and developing countries who want to come to Germany for up to 24 months to work together with a German host on a project they have chosen themselves.

In our online event you will find out all you need to know about the requirements, potential topic areas, application procedure and search for a host. Information event is taking place on 15 November from 13:30 to 14:30 CET

Join Zoom Meeting:
avh-de.zoom.us/j/85321258800?pwd=RnM0WnhoOVpwQzBXdHJZUlJlTXU4UT09
Meeting-ID: 853 2125 8800
Access code: 613269
Description
If you are
- enthusiastic about the climate and Earth system
- a recent graduate (PhD <4a ago) or experienced working in climate protection,
- originally from a non-European country, and you live and work in that country
- motivated to write a research proposal (or you already have one) and the topic is on (palaeo)climate variability, climate or ecosystem dynamics, biodiversity and/or carbon dioxide removal,
- interested to work in an interdisciplinary research group in a pretty, small, vibrant town in Southern Germany (www.uni-tuebingen.de/climatology)
Tasks
If you are a prospective leader you will do a one-year research-related project in Germany as part of your fellowship; if you are a postdoc, long-term academic research (12-24 months). It should focus on combating climate change, adaptation strategies, preserving ecosystems and biodiversity, or on the sustainable use of the seas and oceans. Sustainability topics relating to natural resources, resource-efficient consumption or urban development are also welcome.

We award up to 15 International Climate Protection Fellowships to prospective leaders and up to five to postdoctoral researchers each year. The fellowships are funded through the International Climate Initiative of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV).
Requirements
Citizenship of a non-European transition or developing country which is also the applicant’s habitual residence and place of work
Bachelor’s or equivalent academic degree completed less than twelve years ago
Extensive professional experience or a successfully completed doctorate (less than four years ago) in climate protection or climate-related resource conservation
A mentoring agreement signed by a host in Germany
A proposal which candidates must draw up on their own and coordinate with their host.
Clearly visible leadership potential
Applications
Before applying, you should agree the details of your independently developed research-based project with your chosen academic host.

Please submit the necessary application documents to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation online only.

research-based project: Outline the project you have developed yourself and agreed with your intended host prior to applying. Bear in mind that the following criteria are important for selection: a convincing choice of methods; clear focus and feasibility; relevance to the fields of climate protection or climate-relevant resource conservation; feasibility of conducting the project at the chosen host institution; practicability of the communication strategy
extensive statement including confirmation of support from your host in Germany
two letters of recommendation (not more than 12 months old) from individuals who can provide information on your professional, personal and/or academic background

The online application form contains links where the letters of recommendation and statements can be uploaded. Please forward these links to the relevant individuals as soon as possible. We will send you a confirmation e-mail as soon as we have received all the required documents. If you have any doubts or questions, please contact us by e-mail (info[at]avh.de) before submitting your application. We are happy to help.
Application deadline
Further information
Feel free to contact Kira Rehfeld kira.rehfeld@uni-tuebingen.de before Dec 1 2023. Please provide a short letter of motivation including ideas for your proposal, a CV and publication list (all as PDF) as a basis for a discussion on a project that we could undertake together, to support future climate protection.

https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/apply/sponsorship-programmes/international-climate-protection-fellowship
Contact email
kira.rehfeld@uni-tuebingen.de

Science Assistant, Marine Geosciences Section - Virginia, USA

Alexandria, United States
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NSF Seeks Science Assistant for Marine Geosciences Section

Position Announcement: Marine Geosciences Section, Science Assistant National Science Foundation (NSF), Alexandria, VA, USA

The preferred start date is January 2023, and the position will be for a maximum duration of two years.
Description
The Marine Geosciences Section, composed of the Chemical Oceanography (CO) and Marine Geology and Geophysics (MGG) Programs, is looking to hire a Science Assistant. Science Assistants help to manage the Program’s merit review process including panels and award oversight activities. They also participate in other Program activities including report preparation, data management & data analysis, working with other parts of NSF and other government agencies, and exchanging information with the scientific research community. Opportunities for training and career development are also available.
Tasks
The Science Assistant will work with the CO and MGG Program Officers, as well as others in the Division of Ocean Sciences, providing service of value to the Programs while simultaneously developing an understanding of key aspects of the science and engineering enterprise that will be valuable to a future professional career in science or government.
Requirements
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in marine geosciences or marine biogeochemistry. Backgrounds in other fields of ocean sciences, environmental chemistry, or earth sciences will also be considered. Strong written and oral communications skills and strong organizational abilities are essential.
Applications
Interested parties should send a current CV and statement of interest to Dr. Henrietta Edmonds (hedmonds@nsf.gov) or Dr. Gail Christeson (gchriste@nsf.gov). Statements of interest will be accepted until November 15, 2022.
Application deadline
Contact email
hedmonds@nsf.gov

3x Assistant Professor, Climate/Environmental Change - Florida, USA

Florida, United States
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The Department of Geological Sciences (https://geology.ufl.edu/) at the University of Florida invites applications for three tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the areas of Climate/Environmental Change, High-Temperature Geochemistry/Petrology, and Physical Hydrology, which will begin August 16, 2023. The Department of Geological Sciences particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.
Description
The broadly defined positions represent distinct and independent areas of research and teaching. The successful candidate will have initiated a strong research program, demonstrate a compelling plan for future research, be expected to contribute to the department curriculum, and demonstrate the desire to mentor undergraduate, MS, and PhD students. Many opportunities for collaborations and outstanding analytical and computational facilities exist within the department and across the university, a top-five public institution.
Tasks
Information about the positions, who to contact with questions, and how to apply can be found at https://geology.ufl.edu/tenure-track-faculty-searches/.
Requirements
The successful candidate will (1) have initiated a strong research program, (2) provide a compelling plan for future research, (3) demonstrate the ability to
contribute significantly to graduate education and mentoring undergraduate, MS, and PhD students, and (4) be able to fill curricular needs for students in respective field through teaching existing courses or by developing new courses.
Applications
Applications must include: (1) a brief letter of application, summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, future research goals, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement detailing current activities and future research plans, (4) a statement summarizing teaching experience and interests, and (5) a list of names and contact information of at least three references. Applicants are encouraged to articulate their commitment to cultivating an inclusive and equitable teaching and research environment in their teaching and research statements and cover letter. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested from the references for selected applicants.

See here for more details: https://geology.ufl.edu/tenure-track-faculty-searches/
Application deadline
Contact email
rhatfield1@ufl.edu

Senior Research Associate, Climate - Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia
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Job no: 511837
Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post Doctoral Research Associate, Senior Research Associate

One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best
Description
The Research Associate will contribute to collaborative research into past climatic changes in the southern hemisphere and their interhemispheric connections. The position will perform numerical modelling with an Earth system model and compare the results with newly generated data from the Australasian region to better understand the glacial southern hemispheric (particularly Australian) climatic changes and the processes involved.

This position is fully funded by the Australian Research Council and will be based at the Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC), UNSW under the supervision of A/Prof. L. Menviel. The work will be performed in close collaboration with Prof. R. Drysdale and Dr. J. Brown from the University of Melbourne.
Tasks
Specific responsibilities for this role include:

LEVEL A:

Setting up and running numerical experiments with an Earth system model
Analysing model outputs from numerical experiments performed with the Earth system model
Comparing model outputs to paleo-proxy records
Maintain a strong focus on communicating research findings by publishing in highly ranked journals and presenting to peers at local, national and global conferences
Work collaboratively with other researchers from the project
Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct
Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

LEVEL B:
(in addition to the above)

More significantly contribute to the project and lead areas of the project where the opportunity arises
Take on leadership opportunities that arise to contribute to the collegiate life of the CCRC and/or the project, such as contributing to PhD supervision, committee membership, leading workshops, etc
Generate new research ideas which may lead to new competitive funding applications
Create a scholarly impact in the discipline which is recognised by peers in advancement of disciplinary knowledge
Assume greater responsibility for supervision of PhD and honours projects
Requirements
To be successful in this role you will have:

LEVEL A:

A PhD in physical climate science, climate modelling, ocean dynamics
Demonstrated ability to carry out scientific research independently and as part of a collaborative team
Strong research and publication track record (relative to opportunity) in an area listed in the position summary
High level analytical and problem-solving skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated programming skills in a Unix/Linux environment (E.g. Python, Fortran, Matlab)
Knowledge of climate dynamics, and/or ocean dynamics
An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

LEVEL B:
(in addition to the above)

Demonstrated experience in a postdoctoral position conducting research in the field of climate dynamics
Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research with limited supervision
Demonstrated ability to supervise honours and postgraduate research students
Applications
You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed. https://external-careers.jobs.unsw.edu.au/cw/en/job/511837/research-associate-climate

Contact:
Laurie Menviel
E: l.menviel@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: October 26th, 2022
Application deadline
Contact email
l.menviel@unsw.edu.au

Research Lecturer, Climate Change Research - Norwich, UK

Norwich, United Kingdom
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Are you a policy-relevant climate researcher and do you have the ambition and drive to build and lead your own interdisciplinary research team as you progress your career? The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia (https://tyndall.ac.uk/) requires another talented and expert researcher to join us. You will also be a Lecturer, teaching in the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA.

Description
£43,434 to £50,296 per annum
This full-time indefinite post is available immediately.

Seeking applicants who complement existing or open-up new relevant research themes at Tyndall Centre UEA. Our current Tyndall-wide research themes are (1) Reaching Zero Emissions; (2) Building Resilience; (3) Overcoming Poverty with Climate Actions; and (4) Accelerating Social Transitions. New ideas and activities can be accommodated as we are also currently reviewing and updating our research strategy. Existing key research areas at Tyndall Centre UEA include integrated assessment relevant to climate risk and adaptation across biodiversity, coastal management, floods and water; governance and politics; emissions analysis of national and large-scale technologies; climate change and international development; and international and national carbon budgets; and modelling oceans and wildfires. There are also links to other relevant UEA activities such as the Climatic Research Unit, School of Development Studies, 3S Social Scientists, Economics, Norwich Business School, Law etc.
Tasks
Your research will be within the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and your teaching within UEA School of Environmental Sciences. In addition to your own networks, you will be embedded within the four University partners of the Tyndall Centre (https://tyndall.ac.uk/partners/) and will play a key role in leading across-Tyndall interdisciplinary research through the Critical Decade of the 2020s.
Requirements
To join a high performing and high impact team, you will have a track record in securing funding and strong publications in international scientific journals in your focus areas. You will have proven experience in interdisciplinary, policy relevant climate change research; and will fulfil all other essential elements of the person specification.
Applications
Closing date: Thursday 31 October 2022.

Apply here: https://myview.uea.ac.uk/webrecruitment/pages/vacancy.jsf?vacancyRef=ATR1625
Application deadline
Contact email
robert.nicholls@uea.ac.uk
Union College Stable Isotope Lab

Lab Technician, Stable Isotope Geochemistry - Schenectady, USA

Schenectady, United States
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Start date ASAP, 2 year contract with possible renewal, Lab is in Department of Geological Sciences, Supervisors are David Gillikin, Donald Rodbell, and Anouk Verheyden

Work Days: Monday-Friday
Shift Start/End Time: 8:30 am-5:30 pm
Hours Per Week: 40
Weeks Per Year: 50
Description
The Union College Department of Geosciences is seeking a full time Laboratory Technician with expertise in stable isotope geochemistry. The Stable Isotope Laboratory and Sediment Core Laboratory technician will be responsible for overseeing a broad range of research activities conducted using a Thermo Delta Advantage isotope ratio mass spectrometer (IRMS), Gas Bench, Costech EA, TCEA, Picarro L2140i CRDS, Micromill, 6-digit analytical balance, Coulter LS 230 particle size analyzer, UIC coulometers and autofurnace, Automate acidification module, MetrOhm auto-titrator, and an ICP-MS.

The Laboratory Technician will split their time between both laboratories, work with students and faculty researchers, train and oversee work-study students, prepare samples and standards, operate and maintain instrumentation, and conduct research. Major research projects include the Peruvian Andes lake and cave project, several other smaller lake core projects, bivalve shell geochemistry, other stalagmite geochemistry projects, and stable isotopes in tree-rings. Opportunities for independent research exist.
Tasks
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Overseeing the daily operations, maintenance, data quality, and use of instrumentation in the Stable Isotope and Sediment Core Laboratories that support the IRMS and peripherals and the CRDS used for multiple isotope analyses of O, C, N, and H in diverse substrates. This includes preparing samples and standards, washing glassware, keeping track of consumables, and interfacing with lab users.
Overseeing the daily operations, maintenance, data quality, and use of associated instrumentation including a Micromill, 6-digit analytical balance, particle size analyzer, coulometers, MetrOhm auto-titrator, and an ICP-MS.
Quality assurance of data.
Oversight of laboratory safety, waste, instrumentation status.
Oversight and responsibility for undergraduate work-study students, including training and scheduling.
Oversight, training, and responsibility for student, faculty, and visitors using the laboratories.
Development of new protocols and writing clear documentation of currently used protocols.
Conducting, presenting, and writing independent research.
Requirements
Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a science related field with more than 1 year IRMS experience and/or a combination of relevant education, training, certifications, and/or work experience.
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to be impartial and establish rapport with a diverse range of campus community members.
Ability to pay attention to details, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines.
Ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment and meet established goals and objectives.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to move about the work environment and to position oneself to operate laboratory equipment effectively at a height of more than five feet and to manipulate very small samples.
Ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds and will occasionally work near moving mechanical parts.
Ability to safely handle potentially hazardous chemicals while observing OSHA-mandated chemical hygiene regulations.
Preferred qualifications:

Master's degree in a related science field.
Previous experience with IRMS systems.
Geochemical research experience, specifically with stable isotopes, that has led to publication in peer-reviewed international journals
Experience teaching undergraduate students and involvement in undergraduate student-faculty research that has had a significant component of geochemical analysis
Applications
https://jobs.union.edu/en-us/job/493198/laboratory-technician
Application deadline
Further information
First consideration will be given to those who apply by September 30, 2022. The position will remain open until a qualified applicant pool is identified.

We offer exceptional benefits including:

Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays
Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)
Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs
Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development
Pre and Post Tax participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan
Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability
Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, criminal history background check and pre-employment physical where applicable.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.


Contact email
gillikid@union.edu

Tenure-Track Position, Geological Oceanography - Concepción, Chile

Concepción, Chile
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The Department of Oceanography at the University of Concepción, Chile, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Geological Oceanography at the Assistant/Associate Professor level (based on candidate's experience). Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Oceanography or related field with a focus on geological oceanography and a strong background in the field of Paleoceanography. At least 2 years of postdoctoral experience is required.
Description
We seek an individual who combines expertise in the field and laboratory experience on paleoenvironmental proxy records (geochemical, sedimentological and/or micropaleontological) from ocean archives to study past ocean/climate variability, and who is committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Research duties include to i) develop, establish, and maintain an active, national/international funded program of scholarly research in the area of his/her specialty; ii) publish scholarly work in peer-reviewed, top-ranked journals; and iii) disseminate research results at national and international congresses/symposia as well as to the general public.
Tasks
Teaching and Advising: The successful candidate will teach courses in Geological Oceanography at the graduate and undergraduate level (in Spanish) and advise undergraduate and graduate students. The expected teaching load is at least 1 course per semester.

University services include: i) to participate in departmental/university committees, reviews, and research planning/leadership activities; and ii) to make research results available and accessible to the public.
Requirements
Ph.D. in Oceanography or related field with a focus on geological oceanography/paleoceanography
Postdoctoral experience (minimum 2 years) is required
A proven research record, demonstrated by publications in international peer-reviewed journals.
A proven record in teaching and mentoring, demonstrated by past and present teaching experience and mentorship, and courses designed and/or taught.
A record of student evaluations of your Teaching, if available.
Good knowledge of data processing and statistics.
Previous sea-going experience is welcome.
Excellent organization and communication skills are required.
Proficiency in English as well as knowledge of the Spanish language (intermediate level) are a requirement.
Applications
Your application should be sent electronically to concursos@udec.cl referencing “Cód. DOCE-02, Académico (44 Hrs), Geological Oceanography”.

Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Marcus Sobarzo, Director Department of Oceanography (msobarz@udec.cl).

Applicants are required to submit the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV that includes a list of publications, funding, teaching and mentoring history, and community services; 2) A cover letter indicating your qualifications and experience for this position; 3) A statement of current and proposed research interests; 4) A statement of teaching experience and interest; 5) The names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.

Human Resources of the department or center where you work may be contacted, if needed.

Annual stipend is in the range of USD$ 30,000 -- 40,000, depending on qualifications and exchange rate.

Closing date for applications: 30 October 2022.

Starting date: 1 March 2023.
Application deadline
Contact email
msobarz@udec.cl