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SE CASC Fellowship Opportunity: Climate Change and Wildlife Action Plans

The USGS’s Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (SE CASC) is offering an ORISE fellowship focused on climate change and wildlife action planning.

This position has been filled.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so interested individuals should apply as soon as possible

Job Description

The goal of the fellowship is to help state agencies and other partners across the Southeast access existing data and tools summarizing potential effects of climate change on species and habitats in ways that support integrating this information into wildlife action plans. The position is ideally suited for someone interested in how research results are translated into practice and will involve close interactions with a range of stakeholders. The fellow will be part of a growing community of researchers actively working to support natural resource managers in planning for and adapting to climate change and will benefit from professional development opportunities and mentorship. The fellowship includes a monthly stipend based on the individual’s experience and education (equivalent to a GS 9-12 pay scale), health insurance stipend, travel and training. 

Learning Objectives

  • Increased ability to use and interpret model projections of future climate,
  • Improved understanding of climate impacts to species and ecosystems, and
  • Enhanced skills in synthesis and communication of climate science to natural resource managers and other audiences.

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Excellent written and spoken science communication, including the ability to translate complex scientific concepts and findings into clear, concise, and easily understandable text, verbal descriptions and graphical representations.
  • Excellent quantitative skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent team-work and interpersonal skills
  • Experience interpreting data on recent climate change and its ecological implications (e.g., phenological shifts) as well as future climate-change projections
  • Experience with methods used to assess climate-change impacts on species and/or ecosystems, including for example: ecological niche models/species distribution models, trait-based index methods, or habitat vulnerability assessments
  • Experience interacting with natural-resource managers from state or federal agencies or non-profit conservation organizations

Position Details

Length: Position is initially being offered for one year, although there may be scope to extend it.
Location: Knoxville or Raleigh preferred or remote within the Southeast
Travel: There will be some travel opportunities to a professional meeting as well as relevant in-person meetings with partners.

How to Apply

  • Register to apply with Zintellect.
  • Submit a complete application package consisting of:
    • transcript
    • current resume/CV
    • two education or professional recommendations.