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Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

Post doc positions and fellowships

Project Assistants within the Meridian Fellowship Program

Organization: Meridian Institute
Location: Washington, D.C. and Dillon, CO
Contact: Jennifer Brassanini (jbrassanini@merid.org)
Duties:
-Assist in the preparation of meeting materials and summaries, press releases, and other communications
-Help prepare for new projects by researching and developing background documents
-Interview or otherwise engage participants in Meridian processes, including leaders of the private, non-profit, and government sectors
-Help plan, attend, and/or provide logistical support for both domestic and international meetings
-Actively engage in dynamic teams focused on helping design and facilitate collaborative public policy processes
-Attend policy briefings, hearings, seminars, and other events as needed to track key topics and activities and provide summaries of these events to project teams
-Provide administrative support for Meridian projects and the organization, including but not limited to maintaining websites and list serves, drafting emails, taking notes, and participating on internal Meridian teams to assist with organizational development
-Other duties as assigned
Start and end dates: Two year position beginning Summer 2015
Salary/pay: First Year Fellows offered a minimum salary of $30,000 per year in a non-exempt position. An excellent benefits package is included.
Link to more information: Click here.
How to apply: Click here.
Application deadline: 10 pm EST on February 6, 2015.

Graduate Assistantship in Ecosystem Services

Organization: The Center for the Environment (CFE) and the Masters of Science Program Environmental Science & Policy at Plymouth State University
Location: Plymouth, NH
Type of opportunity: Graduate Assistantship
Contact: Dr. Shannon Rogers shrogers@plymouth.edu
Duties: Work with a statewide interdisciplinary team, including researchers from Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire, on a major National Science Foundation research project to better understand the environment and the complex interactions of the climate-ecological-human system as well as provide critical information for state decision makers.
Desired qualifications: Students with environmental science & policy, economics, and social science research backgrounds and interests are encouraged to apply. Previous experience interacting with stakeholders through interviews and/or focus groups is highly valuable.
Link to more information: Click here.
Application deadline: Jan. 15, 2015.

Wyoming NSF EPSCoR Fellowship

Organization: Wyoming EPSCoR & Wyoming INBRE
Location: Laramie, Wyoming
Type of opportunity: Fellowship
Contact: Lisa Abeyta labeyta1@uwyo.edu or 766-6059
Duties: Students receiving either an NSF EPSCoR or Wyoming INBRE fellowships are expected to:
• Conduct the proposed independent study project under the guidance of a faculty mentor
• Write a research paper describing the project and results
• Participate in INBRE/EPSCoR sponsored events
• Present results of their work at Wyoming Undergraduate Research Day
• Provide program feedback
Desired qualifications: The Wyoming NSF EPSCoR Fellowship Program is designed to support outstanding undergraduate students in biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, engineering, mathematics, certain areas of health sciences, science and mathematics education. Wyoming EPSCoR specifically encourages proposals focused on topics related to hydrology, geology/geophysics, energy, climate change, ecosystem science, natural resources, and computational sciences and/or modeling.
Link to More information Click for more information and application instructions for the EPSCoR and INBRE fellowships.
Application deadline: December 12th, 2014

The Claire M. Hubbard Fellowship Program

Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Location: The Fellowship is based at the Platte River Prairies, west of Grand Island, Nebraska, but Fellows also spend considerable time at the Niobrara Valley Preserve and many other sites.
Type of opportunity: 1 Year Fellowship
Contact: chelzer@tnc.org
Duties: Fellos work on prairie restoration and management, including invasive species control, prescribed fire, livestock management, equipment maintenance and repair, seed harvest and planting, etc.  In addition, Fellows attend a wide variety of conferences and meetings and gain experience with grant writing, marketing, outreach, research and monitoring, budgeting, conservation planning, and much more.  Each Fellow also designs and carries out an independent project that fits their individual interests.
Desired qualifications: Recent college graduates in natural resources, conservation biology, or related fields.
Start and end dates: June 1, 2015 – May 31, 2016
Salary/pay: $18,750 per year. Health Insurance, 2 weeks vacation, paid holidays, housing, work vehicle provided.
Link to more information: View the pamplet.
How to apply: Interested candidates should visit www.nature.org/careers/. To apply to position #42660, submit resume, one letter of recommendation and cover letter as one document. Cover letter should be no more than 800 words, and should express why you are interested in the Fellowship, why you are qualified, and how the Fellowship would help you with your future career. When applying for this position, please specify the degree-level that you will possess by June 2015.
Application deadline: January 9, 2015.

Full-time Staff Member in Stanford Lab

Organization:  Stanford’s Graduate School of Education and Woods Institute for the Environment
Location: Stanford, CA
Type of opportunity: Full-time, one-year research associate position
Contact: Noelle Wyman-Roth, nwyman@stanford.edu
Duties: This position will support two projects: (1) Environmental Learning in the San Francisco Bay Area, and (2) Blue Habits: Motivating Pro-ocean Behaviors among Nature Travelers.
Desired qualifications: Successful applicant will be skilled in data management, development of surveys for effective analysis, and statistical analyses. The ideal candidate would have experience with Structural Equation Modelling, but that is negotiable. For non-SEM analyses, the lab currently works in SPSS. Preference for someone who is well-versed in SPSS (or can quickly learn the software), but are also interested in candidates familiar with R.
Salary/pay: Pay will be commensurate with experience and will include benefits. This is a full-time, one-year research associate position. (If preferable, this position may also be configured as a postdoctoral fellow position.)
Link to more information: View the website or the flyer.
How to apply: Send the following materials in one PDF document: a cover letter (two pages maximum) and your CV. In your cover letter, please address (1) why this job appeals to you; (2) your experience with the particular methods and software mentioned above; (3) the bodies of theory with which you are familiar; and (4) your preference for a research associate vs. postdoctoral position, and reasoning for that preference. Please also provide (5) the names of three references who can speak to your skills with regard to statistical analysis and, in particular, applied statistics in a social science context.
Application deadline: Review of applications begins December 2.

Anadarko Fellowship for Excellence in Energy Scholarship

Organization: Anadarko
Type of opportunity: $5,000 fellowships for PhD students enrolled at the University of Wyoming
Contact: Pam Henderson,307-766-6879, pamelah@uwyo.edu
Desired qualifications: The fellowships will be competitively awarded to recognize and advance excellence in energy scholarship.  The fellowships promote innovative and entrepreneurial research in areas aligning with Anadarko’s energy portfolio.  These areas include but are not limited to oil and gas, environmental stewardship and reclamation, transportation, regulation and policy, health and safety.
Link to more information: Click here.
How to apply: Click here.
Application deadline: January 30, 2015

Anadarko Fellowships for Excellence in Energy Scholarship-Faculty

Organization: Anadarko
Type of opportunity: $15,000 Fellowship
Contact: Pam Henderson (pamelah@uwyo.edu)
Duties: Funding categories should demonstrably enhance the awardees’ professional
development by supporting travel, research supplies, equipment and personnel. Fellowship outcomes may include refereed journal articles, intellectual property development and commercialization of innovations, new collaborative research programs and enhanced external funding.
Desired qualifications: University of Wyoming junior tenure track faculty.
Link to more information: View the flyer. [File: Anadarko faculty]
How to apply: View the flyer.
Application deadline: January 30, 2015

Graduate Research Assistantship in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

Organization: Colorado State University
Location: Ft. Collins, CO
Type of opportunity: 12-month graduate research assistantship
Contact: Drs. Tara Teel and Michael Manfredo, tara.teel@colostate.edumichael.manfredo@colostate.edu
Duties:  The GRA selected is expected to:
- apply for and be accepted to the Ph.D program in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
- spend a minimum of twenty hours a week working on project-related research and coordination tasks
Desired qualifications:
Selection of the GRA is made on a competitive basis using the following criteria:
-A combined minimum of 305 (~1100 under old scoring system) verbal and quantitative GRE scores. In addition, the candidate must have a baccalaureate degree with a grade point average of 3.25 or higher and a graduate GPA of at least 3.5 (if graduate courses have been taken).
-Candidate must have a specific interest in the area of human dimensions of wildlife conservation and in entering a program that, more broadly, emphasizes study in social science theory and applications in environmental conservation.
-Preference will be given to applicants who have advanced experience in qualitative and quantitative social science research methodology, including psychometrics and multivariate statistical analysis.
-Candidate must be motivated and hard working. He/she must work well independently and as part of a team.
Start and end dates: Work will begin in May/June, 2015. The position will be reviewed annually and, contingent upon performance and on available funds, be appointed to additional year appointments as necessary for completion of the degree program.
Salary/pay:  
- full graduate tuition waiver and a monthly stipend
- valuable research experience as part of the education received in the doctoral program at CSU
- office space and computer facilities       
Link to more information: Click here.
How to apply: Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae (indicating GPA, GRE score, publication history, and prior experience), and contact information for three references to: Drs. Tara Teel and Michael Manfredo
Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
Warner College of Natural Resources
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1480
E-mail: tara.teel@colostate.edu, michael.manfredo@colostate.edu
Application deadline: January 1, 2015

Jerry O'Neal National Park Service Student Fellowship

Location: Fellowship for work in Glacier National Park, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, and Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument.
Type of opportunity: Fellowship
Contact: Lisa Gerloff, 406-243-6936, lisa.gerloff@cfc.umt.edu
Desired qualifications: The fellowship aims to provide educational assistance for students seeking to understand natural and cultural resources issues and how these interact with human values. Special consideration will be given to proposals that address the following:
-Natural resource issues such as aquatic ecology, terrestrial ecology, fire ecology, invasive plants, and climate change
-Cultural resource issues, such as history and architectural studies, cultural landscape reports, archeology, and ethnographic research.
-Social science that informs resource management about a natural or cultural topic and/or that addresses visitor impacts to park resources.
-Competition is open to graduate students or superior upper division undergraduate students at RM-CESU universities and colleges only.
Salary/pay: Awards range from $1000-5000.
Link to more information: Click here.
How to apply: Click here.
Application deadline: February 17, 2015.

Water Resources Planning NSF Fellowship

Organization: Center for Water and the Environment at the University of New Mexico
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Type of opportunity: Research assistantship
Contact: Dr. Caroline Scruggs cscruggs@unm.edu
Duties:  The candidate will complete a dual masters degree in Water Resources and Community and Regional Planning.  The research assistantship will address the effects of educational strategies and treatment scenario costs on public acceptance of, and attitudes toward, planned potable water reuse.
Desired qualifications: Interest and/or experience in areas of water and wastewater treatment and water reuse, and will have an excellent command of statistics and Excel (and/or other analytical software packages). Interest or experience with environmental education and/or survey design is a plus. An interest in working with the public is required, as the research will include conducting focus groups and survey pretesting with members of the public and administration of a large community survey. The student will integrate with a larger group of researchers who are working on a broad range of topics in environmental engineering and water resources planning through a National Science Foundation-sponsored CREST (Centers for Research Excellence in Science and Technology) program.
Start and end dates: Begins
Salary/pay: The research assistantship comes with a generous stipend, full tuition, and health insurance.
Link to more information: View the announcement.
How to apply: Send a full CV and 1-page letter of interest to Dr. Caroline Scruggs at cscruggs@unm.edu.
Application deadline: January 5, 2015.

Environment America Fellowship

Organization: Environment America
Location: Boston, Washington DC, Denver, Philadelphia, Portland and Raleigh.
Type of opportunity: Two-year fellowship
Contact: John Rumpler, jrumpler@environmentamerica.org
Duties: Duties are varied but may include: Releasing reports, coalition building, educating and turning out voters, and building organizational power.
Desired qualifications: Leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. Experience organizing, including building campus groups, is valued.
Salary/pay: Campaign organizers starting in August will earn $25,000 in your first year and $26,000 in your second year. You’ll be eligible to join our group health plan at no cost to you. You’ll receive two weeks of paid vacation at the completion of your first year, and accrue three weeks over the course your second year. You’ll be eligible to apply for college loan assistance after your third month, and to participate in our 401(k) plan at the end of your first year.
Link to more information: Click here.
How to apply: Click here.
Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Environmental Science and Policy Fellowship

Organization: Columbia University and The Earth Institute
Location: New York, NY
Type of opportunity: 12-month fellowship
Start and end dates: Fellowship is for the academic year beginning in Fall, 2015
Salary/pay: Fellowship is valued at approximately $72,000
Link to more information/to apply: Click here.
Application deadline: Jan. 15, 2015

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