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NY Sea Grant, Cornell, and CUNY are collaborating on a 3-year coastal extension specialist to be hired through Sea Grant. Sea Grant has been establishing these positions nationwide over the last 10 years, providing a national network. Applications are due ASAP, review of applications will commence on September 23rd 2015. Click here for application and further information.

New Jersey Public Interest Research Group (NJ PIRG) is looking for interns for the fall semester. Applications are due ASAP. Please send a cover letter and resume to Natalie at natalie(at)weareimpact.org.

Resources for the Future is looking for a research assistant to help with risk and climate adaptation work. An ideal candidate should have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics, public policy, engineering, geography or a related field. Applications are due ASAP, review of applications will commence on September 15th 2015. For more information and instructions on how to apply, click pdf here (282 KB).

Brown University is looking for an Endowed Chair in Water Research (Associate or Full Professor). An ideal candidate will have an outstanding record of scholarly achievements, record of successful research funding, and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate and graduate teach and advising. For further details and application, click here.

New Jersey Future policy and planning associate focus on green infrastructure.  pdf See attached description (284 KB).   This is an entry-level position; recent graduates of relevant bachelor’s and master’s programs are encouraged to apply. Send cover letter including salary requirements, resume and one short writing sample (no more than five pages) to Marianne Jann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by August 28th.

The Trust for Public Land is now hiring a Program Manager for their Smart Cities Program in California. A person in this position will be responsible for helping to develop relationships with the local government and other potential partners as well as supporting the Public Land’s staff in each partnership city with climate expertise. And ideal candidate will have at least four years of experience and strong project management skills. Applications are due ASAP. For further information and application, click here.

The Green Restaurant Association is looking for an Environmental Consultant to help restaurants through the process of becoming a Certified Green Restaurant®. This includes an initial assessment to determine a baseline and appropriate steps to help restaurants meet the GRA’s certification standards. Applications are due September 1st 2015. For further information and application, click here.

The Stockholm Environment Institute is hiring a Modeller and Researcher in Energy and Climate. The focus is in energy and climate policy research grounded in modeling of energy systems, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy-economy interactions. A successful candidate will have an advanced degree and significant work experience in energy or environmental policy, engineering, economics, or a related field. Applications are due ASAP. To apply send your Cover Letter, CV, samples of publication and modeling software you’ve written and undergraduate and graduate transcripts to jobs.boston(at)sei-us.org. For further information, click here.

The Kresge Foundation is looking for a Senior Program Officer-Environment. The Senior Program Officer will work as part of a dynamic team charged with implementing strategies aimed to build communities’ resilience in the face of climate change. An ideal candidate will have at least seven years experience and preferably a Master’s degree in a relevant field of study. Application is due ASAP. For further information and how to apply, click here.

Brookings Institution is now hiring a Senior Fellow & Director for the Energy Security & Climate Initiative. The Director will be a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Program. The candidate should have expertise in energy security, energy economics and climate policy, as well as a detailed knowledge of U.S. and international energy markets, and expertise in the geopolitics of energy, energy sustainability and/or climate change. Applications are due ASAP. For further information and application, click here.

The NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability is looking for a Community-Based Retrofit Accelerator Policy Advisor to plan and implement a targeted community-based outreach and technical assistance program to accelerate energy efficiency, water conservation, and clean energy improvements in small- and mid-sized multifamily buildings. Applications are due ASAP. For information and application, click here.

The National Science Foundation’s Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) Coastal SEES (Science Engineering and Education for Sustainability) program, deadline October 2, 2015.  Complete information here.

The National Science Foundation’s Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change Program goals are to provide paleoclimate data sets that help model outcomes to understand the response of the long term variability of Earth’s climate system. Over $11 million in funding is expected to be available for research in this area. Full proposals due October 15th 2015 5pm by proposer’s local time. For further information on the proposal guidelines and submittal procedures, click here.

A paid post-graduate internship is now open through the EPA’s Climate Ready Water Utilities initiative. The project is located at the U.S. EPA Office of Water in Washington, DC. The intern will be involved with the development of tools training courses, guidance documents, and other resources to help utilities be better prepared to adapt to and mitigate the potential impacts of climate change on water sector utilities. Application is due ASAP. More information and application here.

UCAR is looking for a Project Scientist I: Connecting Climate Science and Water Resource Applications. An ideal candidate will have a PhD in atmospheric science, environmental science, civil engineering, or equivalent education. Application is due ASAP. More information and application here.

The NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability is looking for an Energy Efficiency Data Policy Advisor. Application is due ASAP. Click here for more information and application.

Old Dominion University is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor of Ocean, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences. A successful candidate will have expertise in quantitative investigations of coastal dynamics, modeling, remote sensing, and/or be able to employ laboratory approaches. Applications received by September 1st 2015 will be given preference in review with the position open until filled. Find further information and application here.

The New York Department of Health has an opening for an Environmental Health Research Fellow position in air, climate and health unit. An ideal candidate will have a doctorate in environmental health science or geographic information science. Application is due ASAP, to apply send an email with cover letter and resume with the subject heading “Environmental Health Research Associate_your name” in the subject line to klane1(at)health.nyc.gov. For more information, click document here (40 KB).

The Department of Homeland Security has announced $150 million available in funding for the DHS Fiscal Year 2015 Flood Mitigation Program. State, local and tribal governments are all eligible. The program will prioritize projects that mitigate flooding in structures with certain historic flooding characteristics. Applications are due August 28th 2015. Click here for further information.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services has announced $14 million available in funding for the Coastal Program, which provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance in the form of cooperative agreements to coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. Applications are due September 30th 2015. Click here for further information.

USDA and Microsoft have partnered to launch the "Innovation Challenge" to Address Food Resiliency, a contest designed to explore how climate change will impact the United States’ food system with the intent of achieving a sustainable food system. Contest submissions end at October 27th 2015 at 5:00pm EDT. To apply for this contest, click here.

The Plug-In Electric Vehicle-Enabling Technology Demonstration Program through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is now accepting proposals for its round two of funding. NYSERDA is interested in research and demonstration proposals to demonstrate new technologies and strategies that help overcome barriers to market adoption of plug-in electric vehicles and make them more economically viable while reducing their impact on the electric grid and environment in NY State. Proposals are due September 16th, 2015 by 5:00pm EST.  Further information and proposal submission can be found here.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is recruiting up to three postdoctoral research associates to work on projects related to high-resolution global climate and earth system models.  Candidates must have received a PhD and should have experience in climate modeling and analysis. Applications are due August 28th 2015, click here to apply.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has multiple openings for part time hourly public access planning workers. Hourly workers will be helping the development of  Municipal Public Access Plans (MPAP) consistent with the Coastal Zone Management (CZM) rule (N.J.A.C. 7:7E). To submit a resume or for further information contact Nicholas Angarone at Nick.Anagarone(at)dep.nj.gov. Applications are due ASAP.

The Rossby Centre, a section of the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute has an open position of a Science Communicator. Information here.

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is recruiting a post-doctoral scientist to work on a project improving hydrological processes in Earth Systems Models. The position is for two years and has possibility of renewal. Candidates will have Ph.D in Hydrology, Geoscience or a related field with experience is modeling of hydrological processes. Application is due ASAP. For information on how to apply contact Dr. L. Ruby Leung: Ruby.Leung(at)pnnl.gov

Food and Agriculture Internship Program, RTI International. Several internships in areas including Agriculture & Agribusiness and Food & Nutrition Security are open for application. Applications are due ASAP. Complete information can be found pdf here (311 KB).The EPA has more than $54 million in Funding and Technical Assistance for State, Local, and Tribal Governments. For the list of specific grants available and deadlines click  here.

NJ PACE, an organization dedicated to facilitating the transition to clean energy in New Jersey,is looking for volunteer interns (with the possibility for a future paid position) for Summer 2015 to conduct research and analysis on the latest trends in conservation and renewables, work with energy contractors and property owners, and write grants. Interns can focus on public relations and marketing, research and analysis, or finance, grant writing, or event planning. Click here for more information. Send applications as soon as possible.

Postgraduate research project training opportunity with the EPA Office of Sustainable Communities. The position will support equity issues and the Making A Visible Difference in Communities effort in the Office of Policy (OP). Appointment is one year and participant will receive a stipend. Master’s degree and U.S. citizenship required. Apply here. Application due as soon as possible.

NOAA is accepting individual applications for 10 funding opportunities for various climate related initiatives through their climate program. More information about each competition and guidelines here. Application and letter of intention due dates range from August 2015- November 2015.

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Physical Oceanography University of Southern Mississippi. To apply, send a letter of interest detailing qualifications, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references to stephan.howden (at) usm.edu. Review of applicants begins immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.

Climate Access Internship available for graduate students; more details here.

The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. Awards include stipends ranging from $42,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients. Graduate entry-level stipends begin at $30,000. The program is open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals. More information and instructions on how to apply are available on the NRC Research Programs website.

Rutgers faculty, staff and students have free subscriptions to COS-PIVOT, a powerful search engine for finding funding opportunities and scholar profiles from within Rutgers and outside of the university.

Rutgers Energy Institute Postdoctoral Associate Fellowship. The REI support post-doctoral students for broad range of energy research: basic and applied science, engineering, economics, and policy. Each fellowship is one year and comes with one year of direct cost support. For more information about applying, click here. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Professional Lecturer - Enivronmental Science position at American University in the Department of Environmental Science for the 2015-2016 school year. appointment is a 9-month term position starting August 31, 2015. Applicants should hold a PhD. More information and application here.

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