New Position: NECSC Program Manager

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

***This position has been filled***

Applications are being accepted for the position of Program Manager (Senior Research Fellow or Postdoctoral Fellow Level) for the Northeast Climate Science Center (NECSC).

The NESCS is 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 region, 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.

Required Qualifications:
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 website content is also required.

Candidates should submit cover letters, current Curriculum Vitae and full contact information for three references, no later than June 15, 2012. Applications may be emailed (strongly preferred -- in single .PDF file format.

Paper applications may be sent to:

Research Fellow -- NECSC Search
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Marston Hall, Rm. 224
Amherst, MA 01003-9293


EEO/AA Policy

UMASS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.