Apply Now for a new Ocean Nexus Center Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position (based within Dalhousie University)

The Marine Affairs Program at Dalhousie University, in partnership with the Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Center at the University of Washington EarthLab, are hiring a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) for a project aiming to evaluate economic security outcomes of public social safety measures in coastal and fishing communities and explore what policy solutions would best support marginalized and under-served populations of the seafood sector. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis by January 31, 2022.

Application Now Open for Future Rivers Cohort 2022/23

Future Rivers is now accepting applications for their third cohort, to begin Autumn quarter 2022. Please spread the word and encourage any prospective or current PhD or Masters students from any discipline across campus to apply by January 28, 2022 to be considered for funding.

Work with us! Now hiring for an EarthLab Financial Analyst (Project/Temporary)

Are you delighted by details and overjoyed by being organized? Do you have experience with complex financial processes, including projecting future budgets, managing contracts, analyzing unit budgets and financial information, and developing policies, procedures and performance measurement tools? Are you passionate about equity and justice issues and want to work for an organization that is pushing boundaries to build an equitable, just and sustainable world for people and planet?

If the answer is yes, we may have a job for you. EarthLab is seeking a full-time financial analyst to join our finance and administration (F&A) team. This is a new, temporary position for 9 months and may be extended. The budget range for this position is $5800-$6200, depending on experience. 

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In your cover letter, please include your experience, lived or professional, in the area of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. We will begin reviewing applications on Monday, December 10, 2021.



Apply today to join our team as an Innovation Grants Specialist!

Join our small and mighty team that is pushing boundaries to catalyze new environmental research for people and planet.

We are seeking a temporary part-time Innovation Grants Specialist to support our efforts in administering the EarthLab Innovation Grants Program. Our new team member will lead the release of the Innovation Grants Program Request for Proposals and the grant application, review and selection processes for our 3rd Cohort cycle. This position is an excellent opportunity to manage and coordinate cutting-edge grants that are funding exciting new work at the intersection of climate change and social justice engagement within the greater Seattle community. This is expected to be a .5 FTE, 9-month position starting in August 2021.

Priority will be given to applications submitted before July 31st.

Apply today!

Apply today to be our next marketing & communications specialist

Join our small and mighty team that is pushing boundaries to catalyze new environmental research for people and planet.

We are seeking a full-time marketing and communications specialist to join our communications and engagement lead in supporting and amplifying our program and our eight member organizations. This is an outstanding opportunity to use your communications expertise to bring the UW and wider community together to solve pressing environmental challenges.

Priority will be given to applications submitted before April 5.

Apply today!

Pending Job Openings in Climate Variability, Change, Impacts, and Adaptation

The Climate Adaptation Science Center network is preparing for several positions to come available in the next year, focused on the impacts of climate variability and change on ecosystems, natural resources, cultural resources, infrastructure, tribal lands and waters, urban and rural settlements and economic development. The network is seeking contact information for scholars with experience and interest in these subjects, as well as in developing actionable science with stakeholders with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Learn more about these positions and how to be contacted about official job postings.

Join our team as a Data Scientist!

UW EarthLab has an outstanding opportunity for a Data Scientist for research on outdoor recreation and nature-based tourism. The employee will join a team of researchers and practitioners who develop novel methods and information to inform public land management and improve opportunities for outdoor recreation.

The successful candidate will advance methods that mix traditional survey methods with data from citizen science and social media to more effectively measure park use and generate fine-scale maps of where and how people recreate. The Data Scientist will be responsible for developing, improving, and maintaining existing workflows for managing these various data streams. They will also be involved in many aspects of data management, analysis, and visualization.

The successful candidate will be an organized, friendly, self-directed individual who is passionate about working on collaborative projects for social good.

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Join our team as EarthLab Climate Minute Program Assistant!

With public interest and concern about climate change and the environment rising, there is a demand for accurate and timely information about the implications of climate change in our region. People from a diversity of communities are increasingly concerned about what they can do to mitigate climate change, adapt to a changing climate and learn how to ensure the safety and security of their communities. We are collaborating with King 5 News on a series of climate stories tentatively called “King 5 EarthLab Climate Minute” to pursue that aim. To support this program, we are seeking to hire a graduate student (hourly) as a program assistant for this collaboration. The EarthLab Climate Minute program assistant is expected to work approximately 5 hours per week over about a 3-month period.

Primary duties include:

• researching and fact checking stories with speed and accuracy using sources from across the university
• engaging UW faculty and students who are working to solve complex environmental issues
• pitching stories that use UW science and will resonate with the King 5 audience
• managing a flexible editorial calendar of timely news stories regarding regional environmental issues, including new scientific reporting
• ability to be nimble and responsive in rapidly changing news environment
• attending and contributing in regular team meetings

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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Join our team as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar!

The Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Center, a new member organization of EarthLab in the College of the Environment at the University of Washington, invites applications for a highly motivated, independent and creative Postdoctoral Research Scholar. This is a full-time (100% FTE), 12-month term appointment, with potential for extension up to three years based on performance and continued funding.

As part of a new research program on Ocean Equity, Dr. Yoshitaka Ota, Director of the Ocean Nexus Center, is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scholar to work within a new team of transdisciplinary scholars investigating the relationships between people and the sea, with an explicit aim to address equity and justice issues in the emergent ‘blue economy’ agenda.

The Ocean Nexus Center aims to develop evidence-based policies for sustainable and equitable ocean and society relationships by creating fellowship programs, engaging in interdisciplinary research, developing an innovative ocean network, and through building effective science communication capacity.

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The Ocean Nexus Center has an additional Postdoctoral Research Scholar position available at Arizona State University and Conservation International.

We’re Hiring! Apply today to join our team as Game Jam Program Assistant

EarthLab and EarthGames are seeking an undergraduate or graduate student (hourly) to assist with planning and implementing the 2020 Games for Our Future (GFOF) game jam, to be held this April in Seattle and simultaneously with multiple cities internationally. GFOF and EarthGames build awareness and mobilize action on climate change, climate justice, and other environmental issues by catalyzing the creation of new, fun games that incorporate a diversity of research insights. This year the theme of the game jam will be nature and mental health, including the health benefits of exposure to nature and the emotional challenges of a changing planet. EarthLab and EarthGames recognize the need to engage the full range of the world’s perspectives, knowledges, and values to address the complexities of environmental and justice challenges, and to serve the needs and interests of frontline communities.

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