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The Institute of the Environment is seeking a web site designer/developer to help create environment-focused websites, tools, and applications for a core group of IE researchers and collaborators across campus. The selected candidate will work closely with our communications team on online products that enhance environmental communication and collaboration. The position requires web development experience (including Drupal), design skills, strong communication skills, and the ability to balance multiple priorities without losing attention to detail. For more information visit https://www.uacareertrack.com, Job #53616.
GRA in Climate Change Adaptation
The University of Arizona's project on climate change adaptation in southwestern Department of Defense (DoD) facilities, under contract with the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), is seeking a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) beginning January 2014.
The project combines both intensive stakeholder outreach through interactive workshops at four southwestern DoD facilities and development of models and climate adaptation tools that our DoD stakeholders can use to get a better sense of their risks and vulnerabilities to climate change. Our pilot engagements are a key step in a much wider roll out of climate adaptation activities within the DoD, so it is imperative that we provide our clients with the best available science and tools to help them complete their missions in a climate changed world. Our team is made up of climatologists, ecologists, fire scientists, hydrologists, risk assessment specialists, and specialists in stakeholder-engaged climate adaptation science.
We are seeking a GRA (0.5 FTE) who can help compile the latest observations and forecasts of regional climate changes and produce user-friendly materials that will help our clients understand what is known about the climate and climate related factors (hydrology, fire risk, endangered species conflicts) surrounding their facilities. Accordingly the GRA must be adept at translating sometimes complex data sets and published reports from a range of fields into coherent summaries.
Additionally, the GRA will be responsible for basic administrative tasks for the project including setting up meetings among the project participants and with the DoD facilities, organizing conference calls and webinars, and managing logistics of travel for participants.
Benefits to the GRA include opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary group of PIs and a group of stakeholders in DoD who are not often engaged in environmental science. Opportunities for co-authorship on project papers are readily available. Travel will include short 1-2 day trips to California and Arizona DoD bases and may include travel to meetings with SERDP staff in Washington, DC.
The following skills will be preferred for this position:
-Advanced experience with GIS and spatial data mapping
-Excellent and meticulous writing skills
-Experience working with climate and climate related data
-Military service or experience as a contractor or civilian employee with DoD
To apply for this position, please send a short statement (1 page or less) on your interest in and why you would be qualified for this position. Please also include (in the same file) your CV and the names and emails of two potential references. Email the file to Project PI Rafe Sagarin: email@example.com