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Postdoctoral Scientist to synthesize transformational drought at the Climate Adaptation Science Center (Colorado). Application deadline July 24, 2020.


Grant opportunity from the National Science Foundation for the program Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (DISES). DISES projects explore a connected socio-environmental system that analyzes the processes and dynamics between the environmental and human components of the system. Application deadline November 16, 2020.


The U.S. Department of Energy Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) announces the I AM Hydro Prize, seeking concepts to lower costs and improve the performance of hydropower components and facilities by using advanced manufacturing. Application deadline September 30, 2020.


Science and SciLifeLab presents the Prize for Young Scientists, an annual prize in the area of life science for the best PhD thesis work. Application deadline July 15, 2020.


Grant opportunity from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Open to governmental agencies and nonprofit groups for projects to restore and enhance river habitats, improve water quality, or create fish passage along the Paulins Kill and Pequest River. Application deadline September 21, 2020.


Request for proposals from The Council of the International geoscience programme (IGCP). Themes include Earth Resources: Sustaining our Society; Hydrogeology: Geoscience of the Water Cycle; Geohazards: Risk and Mitigation Assessment for Sustainable Development; Geodynamic: Control our Environment; and Global Change: Evidence from the Geological Record. Application deadline October 15, 2020.


Grant opportunity from the National Science Foundation: Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards. [PostedJuly 5, 2020].


3 grant opportunities from Northeast Sustainable Agriculture and Research Education (SARE) in professional development, research and education, and research for novel approaches in sustainable agriculture. Application deadline July 23, 2020.


Grant opportunity from the Bureau of Oceans, US State Department for demonstrating and supporting U.S. values and leadership in the global scientific enterprise. Application deadline August 10, 2020.


Research internship to improve wetland restoration, mitigation and protection for the Environmental Protection Agency Region 3 Wetlands Branch. Application deadline August 17, 2020.


2 PhD positions in precipitation and snowfall and atmosphere and sea ice-ocean in the Arctic from the Alfred Wegener Institute (Germany). Application deadline July 20, 2020.


Postdoc/Scientist to develop Earth-system models at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (Germany). Contact Prof. Bjorn Stevens at bjorn.stevens(at)mpimet.mpg.de with questions. Application deadline August 30, 2020.


Fellowships in interdisciplinary climate research at the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (Germany). Application deadline September 15, 2020.


Postdoc position in understanding and managing changing wildfire risk from University of Colorado-Boulder (Colorado). [Posted July 5, 2020].


Call for abstracts on "Tropical inter-basin interaction: processes, pathways and predictability" for American Geophysical Union fall meeting on December 7-11, 2020. [Posted July 5, 2020].


Postdoc position in physical oceanography at Laboratory for Ocean Physics and Satellite remote sensing (France). Application deadline August 31, 2020.


2 PhD projects in offshore renewable energy and bioenergy from Manchester University (UK). Application deadline July 31, 2020.


Hydrology/Ocean Modeller Position at the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change Foundation (Italy). Application deadline July 15, 2020.


PhD Position in soil erosion at Ludwig-Maximilian University (Italy/France). Application deadline July 31, 2020.


Satellite Meteorologist & Climate Modeler at Lawrence Livermore National Lab (San Francisco). [Posted July 5, 2020].


Visiting Assistant Professor in The Department of Geography, College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University (USA). [Posted July 5, 2020].


Request for presentations from Ocean Visions for the Coastal Solutions Workshop: Modeling, Prediction, and Sensor Networks for Coastal Flooding in the US East Coast. Submissions must feature ongoing projects or efforts where researchers and stakeholders are co-designing and/or deploying observing network and modeling for coastal flooding solutions along the US east coast. Application deadline July 7, 2020.


Postdoctoral position researching climate dynamics of South America at the University of California. [Posted June 28, 2020].


Computational Research Scientist in climate model data at German Climate Computing Centre (Germany). Application deadline July 6, 2020.


Postdoctoral position in quantifying the timing and magnitude of terrestrial water, carbon, and energy exports and assess associated impacts of climate change at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Essential Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in earth system science, geography, ecology, physics or related field; experience in developing, testing, and/or implementing hydrology or land surface models and deriving model evaluation metrics. To apply, email cover letter and CV to Michael Rawlins at rawlins[at]geo.umass.edu. [Posted June 28, 2020].


Postdoctoral researcher in the project "Modelling water pathways and isotopes in the trade- wind boundary layer (MoWITrade)" at Free University of Berlin (Germany). Application deadline July 6, 2020.


Postdoctoral position in quantifying the effects of coarse desert dust in the Earth system at the University of California. [Posted June 28, 2020].


Postdoc/Research Fellow position in numerical ocean modeling at the Tropical Marine Science Institute in National University of Singapore (Singapore). To apply, email cover letter, CV, and references to tmspt[at]nus.edu.sg or tmsbt[at]nus.edu.sg. [Posted June 28, 2020].


3 PhD positions in simulation-based permafrost climate services, quantifying confidence in permafrost simulation, and measuring the ice and water content of permafrost at Carleton University (Canada). [Posted June 28, 2020].


PhD position in high-resolution climate modeling at ETH Zurich (Switzerland). Application deadline July 12, 2020.


Research Scientist in projections of anthropogenic climate change at University of Reading (UK). Application deadline July 12, 2020.


Senior Scientist in high-performance atmospheric modeling at University of Innsbruck (Austria). Application deadline July 25, 2020.


Scientist Position in physical oceanography, waves-wind modelling and storm surge modelling at the Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine (Singapore). Application deadline August 31, 2020.


Physical Oceanographer Position with the British Antarctic Survey (UK). Qualifications include PhD in ocean/climate dynamics/physics/maths or equivalent experience. Application deadline July 5, 2020.


Old Postings


Science Education Administrator for the National Science Foundation. To apply, email CV and statement of interest to duerecruit(at)nsf.gov with subject line "Program Director Position." [Posted May 31, 2020]


8 PhD positions at The University of Otago (2 positions) and Waikato University (6 positions) to join the New Zealand National Science Challenge - Sustainable Seas. At Otago: projects on the influence of shellfish on recovery dynamics in soft sediment ecosystems or the effects of multiple stressors on kelp forest ecosystem structure. Contact Dr Candida Savage candida.savage(at)otago.ac.nz or Professor Stephen Wing steve.wing(at) otago.ac.nz to apply. Application deadline June 8, 2020.


Postdoctoral position at the Institute of Marine Sciences (Italy) in assessing the usefulness and suitability of the data by investigating climate variability. Application deadline June 8, 2020.


Request for proposals from Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP). Proposals must address sustainable economic development, human well-being, and nature conservation in an interdisciplinary team. Application deadline June 10, 2020.


Community Science Fellowship from the Thriving Earth Exchange. Community Science Fellows are committed volunteers who are eager to facilitate and lead collaborative, co-developed community science projects that produce on-the-ground impact in local communities. Application deadline June 12, 2020.


Funding opportunity from The Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship in support of training students for master's and doctoral degrees in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences. Application deadline June 22, 2020.


Postdoctoral position at the University of Innsbruck (Austria) in experimental activity in the area of boundary layer dynamics in complex terrain. Application deadline June 27, 2020.


Three graduate student fellowships in earth system science from University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO. Three tracks include: Earth System Science, Diverstiy and Inclusion, and Public Policy. Application deadline June 30, 2020.


Grant opportunity from EPA, Wetland Program Development Grants to develop/refine state and tribal wetland programs. For states, tribes, local government agencies, universities that are agencies of a state, interstate agencies, and intertribal consortia. Application deadline June 30, 2020.


PhD position in atmospheric circulation at ETH Zurich (Switzerland). Application deadline June 30, 2020.


Civic Innovation Challenge from the National Science Foundation, in partnership with the Department of Energy and the Department of Homeland Security. Teams of researchers and civic partners will apply to one of two tracks: communities and mobility or resilience to natural disasters. Application deadline July 1, 2020.


Research trial in innovative cover crop management strategies from North Jersey RC&D. Eligible parties include any farmer with at least one year of experience using cover crops. Farmers will need to be NRCS EQIP eligible and have records on file with FSA. Application deadline July 1, 2020.


6 fellowships in various research lines including climate model initialization and mineral dust from Barcelona Supercomputing Center (Spain). Application deadline July 14, 2020.


New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management (NJAFM) offers scholarships for local officials and others  to attend the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) National Conference. Conference will be delivered virtually on June 9-11, 2020. Contact Maria DiSalvatore at awards[at]njafm.org by May 18, 2020.


PhD position in assessment and reconstruction of the large-scale vertical velocities field of the global open ocean thermocline at Sorbonne University (France). To apply, mail CV, statement of interest, and the names of two references to alban.lazar[at]upmc.fr. Application deadline mid-May, 2020.


6 PhD positions in Science and Management of Climate Change at Ca' Foscari


University of Venice (Italy). Application deadline May 27, 2020.


Program Analyst in the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems at the National Science Foundation. Application deadline May 27, 2020.


Grant opportunity from US Department of the Interior,  Bureau of Land Management to assist with the conservation of various species. For non-profits, institutions of higher education and county, city, state and township governments. Application deadline June 1, 2020.


Post-Doctoral Opportunity: Estuarine Sedimentation to Support Tidal Restoration, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  Application deadline June 19, 2020.


Doctoral and Post-doctoral ($25K) Research Scholarship from Mid-Atlantic States Section of the Air and Waste Management Association (MASS-A&WMA) to support research on air quality, air pollution, the atmosphere, or any other closely related topic related to the region by  researchers in the region (DE, NJ, most of NY, and eastern PA).  Application deadline June 30, 2020


Postdoctoral position in interactions across scales shaping frontal weather extremes in a changing climate at University of Graz (Austria). Application deadline June 7, 2020.


Postdoctoral Research Scientist to investigate the mechanism underlying Arctic climate change and polar amplification at Columbia University. [Posted April 30, 2020]


Postdoctoral position to investigate self-organisation of deep convection in the CNRM climate model at Centre National de Recherches (France). Application deadline May 31, 2020.


PhD positions in climate downscaling, oceanography and ocean predictions at University of Bologna (Italy). Application deadline May 21, 2020.


Postdoctoral Scientist/Research Scientist positions in climate model development and performing systematic comparisons between statistical models at Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (Germany). To apply, email 1 page motivation letter, CV, two references and copies of Master diploma to elena.xoplaki(at)geogr.uni-giessen.de with application number 253/Z by June 4, 2020.


Postdoctoral position in Statistical Data Science on Ensemble Postprocessing for High-Impact Events at University of Bern (Switzerland). More information here. To apply, email CV, motivation letter and references to david.ginsbourger(at)stat.unibe.ch and johanna.ziegel(at)stat.unibe.ch. [Posted May 3, 2020]


Predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers in climate, air pollution, and environmental epidemiology at Barcelona Institute for Public Health (Spain). [Posted May 3, 2020]


PhD position in climate and agricultural modeling at Rutgers University Atmospheric Science Graduate Program, for the project Environmental and Human Impacts of Nuclear War. To apply, email CV, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, unofficial GRE scores, and 3 references in a single document to robock(at)envsci.rutgers.edu. [Posted May 3, 2020]


Research and Development Manager in computational earth science at Los AlamosNational Laboratory (New Mexico). [Posted May 3, 2020]


Individual Research Fellowship at Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change Foundation (Italy). Application deadline May 31, 2020.


USDA Funding opportunity in Crop Protection and Pest Management for colleges and universities addressing issues related to pests and their management using IPM. Application deadline April 27, 2020.


National Science Foundation Grant in Antarctic Research in disciplinary research as well as research that crosses, and integrates, disciplinary perspectives and approaches in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean. Proposals accepted anytime.


PhD position in ice sheet/climate modelling at Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et l'Environnement (France). To apply, send a detailed CV and motivation letter to christophe.dumas(at)lsce.ipsl.fr. [Posted April 26, 2020] 


Postdoctoral research fellowships in constraining climate change and understanding and modelling cloud feedbacks at the University of Exeter (United Kingdom). [Posted April 26, 2020] 


Research Scientist in climate monitoring and diagnostics at the University of Bonn (Germany). Review of applications will begin on May 4, 2020. 


Physical Scientist at NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information in Asheville, NC. Application deadline May 4, 2020. 


$50,000 CleanTech Impact Challenge presented by the NJ Tech Council CleanTech Alliance. Startup competition for small businesses working in energy innovation. 


PhD position in the assimilation of satellite images of atmospheric concentrations for the monitoring of the CO, NOx and CO2 emissions in France at Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (France). [Posted April 19, 2020] 


PhD positions in subseasonal-to-seasonal prediction at George Mason University starting Fall 2020. To apply send a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, unofficial GRE scores, names and contact information to three professional references to cstan(at)gmu.edu. [Posted April 19, 2020] 


10 PhD positions within the Sino-German Research Training Group "Geo-ecosystems in Transition on the Tibetan Plateau" at TU Braunschweig (Germany). Positions in sediment fluxes, carbon fluxes, water fluxes and water quality, and human dimensions of climate change. Application deadline May 31, 2020. 


Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Volcanic Eruptions and Climate at the Université du Quebec à Montreal. Application deadline April 30, 2020. 


Ice Fracture Modeller (post-doctoral physical scientist) at the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, UK. Application deadline May 10, 2020. 


Two postdoc positions in modelling plant-environment and soil-plant interactions at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Application deadline May 12, 2020. 


Assistant Programmer (summer co-op) and Postdoctoral Scientist in Salmon Population Risk Assessment at Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. [Posted April 19, 2020]  


Research Scientist position in vegetation-climate interactions/global carbon cycle studies at the Institute for Geography at The Augsberg University (Germany). To apply, send a cover letter, CV, copies of scientific degrees, and the names and contact information of two references in a single PDF to sekretariat-phygeo(at)geo.uni-augsburg.de. Application deadline May 30, 2020. 


Jersey Water Works Program Manager at New Jersey Future in Trenton, NJ.  [Posted April 19, 2020]  


Call for Papers for Special Issue on Climate Change and Mental Health in Clinical Social Work Journal. Submission deadline extended to May 15, 2020.


Wildlife Conservation Society Climate Adaptation Fund Preproposals due April 22, 2020.


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions: Cities Taking Action to Address Health, Equity, and Climate Change. Deadline Extended to May 28, 2020. 


The Climate Adaptation Leadership Awards for Natural Resources is seeking nominations for 2020. Nomination deadline May 15, 2020. 


Deputy Assistant Director (Directorate for Geosciences) at the National Science Foundation in Alexandria, VA. Application deadline May 5, 2020. 


Senior Associate with the Lenfest Ocean Program in Washington, DC. [Posted April 5, 2020]  


UCAR is now accepting applications for the fourth cohort of Next Generation Fellows. This two-year fellowship for graduate students offers three tracks: Earth System Science; Public Policy; and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Applications and reference letters deadline June 30, 2020.


Student Hourly Positions with Rutgers Climate Institute for Academic Year 2020-2021
Rutgers Climate Institute is looking for highly motivated Rutgers students (undergraduate and graduate students are eligible) to fulfill hourly positions beginning this summer and through the 2020-2021 academic year.  One position is for webmaster, requiring proficiency with JOOMLA Content Management System or a demonstrated ability to pick it up quickly.  Other positions center on developing website, social media and promotional content; website and social media maintenance; assistance with events and some research. Applicants should demonstrate excellent writing and organizational skills and keen attention to detail. To apply, submit a resume (please identify two references) and a writing sample via email no later than 5:00 PM April 8, 2020  to Dr. Marjorie Kaplan, Associate Director, Rutgers Climate Institute (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Biological Science Administrator (Program Director), National Science Foundation, Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems Program,  Antarctic Sciences Section, Office of Polar Programs, Directorate for Geosciences.  Application deadline April 27, 2020.


Two Research Fellowship positions in Energy Justice and Transitions with the  Sussex Energy Group, within the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex Business School.  Application Deadline April 27, 2020. 


Licentiate position on climate-fire interactions at The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Application deadline April 10, 2020. 


Postdoctoral Research Fellow in meteorological and climatological extreme events at the University of Birmingham (UK). Application deadline April 16, 2020. (job posting 95923).  


Postdoctoral position in the variability of the circulation in the Greenland Sea at the Laboratoire d'Océanographie Physique et Spatiale (France). Application deadline April 20, 2020. 


Postdoctoral Scientist in cloudiness and its mesoscale organization in the tropics using large-eddy simulation at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (Germany). Application deadline April 30, 2020. 


Associate Professors and Postdoc Researchers in computational fluid dynamics and turbulent flows in environmental systems at Southern University of Science and Technology (China). [Posted March 29, 2020] 


Two PhD positions in the characteristics and development of severe convective storms at Central Michigan University. Application deadline May 10, 2020.


PhD position in computer science and engineering at Clemson University (South Carolina). Student to develop intelligent computing systems for flood forecasting and assessment. To apply, send a statement of interest, resume, and unofficial copy of current transcript in a single PDF to samadi(at)clemson.edu. [Posted March 22, 2020]


PhD program in Science and Management of Climate Change, a joint initiative between Ca’Foscari University of Venice, the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), and Instituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS). Application deadline April 21, 2020.


Post Doc Research Position in macro-financial systems and the low-carbon transition at RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment in Milan (Italy). Application deadline April 19, 2020.


Professor of Physical Geography with expertise in climate change adaptation and/or mitigation at Maynooth University (Ireland). Applications prioritized from highly qualified female candidate to meet Ireland’s Senior Academic Leadership Initiative and its goal to increase gender equality in higher education. Application deadline June 28, 2020.


Program Coordinator at the Arizona Institute for Resilient Ecosystems and Communities for the University Climate Change Coalition. Applications open until position is filled. [Posted March 22, 2020]


Earth Leadership Program to provide researchers with the skills, approaches, and theoretical frameworks for catalyzing change to address sustainability challenges. Open to mid-career academic environmental scientists from North America. Application deadline May 29, 2020. 


Two-year Source Reduction Assistance (SRA) grants for research, investigation, study, demonstration, education and training using source reduction approaches. Application deadline May 15, 2020.


DOE GFO Solar Energy Technologies Office FY 2020 Funding Program to advance R&D of solar technologies including cyber security, agricultural solar, solar and storage, artifical intelligence. Application deadline May 21, 2020.


Two Postdoctoral Associate Positions in atmospheric science and renewable energy applications at Cornell University. Application deadline May 1, 2020.


American Council on Germany McCloy Fellowships on Global Trends for research in urbanization, climate change and sustainability, technological breakthroughs, and demographics and social change. Open to experts from journalism, the public sector, think tanks, nonprofits, law, and cultural organizations. Application deadline June 1, 2020.


The National Science Foundation invites proposals to establish a Navigating the New Arctic Community Office (NNA-CO). Research projects should improve understanding of Arctic change and its local and global effects. Full proposal deadline June 10, 2020.


Call for Papers of Undergraduate Research and Climate Change for Spring 2021 issue of Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research. Proposal deadline April 7, 2020. 



Tenure-track Assistant Professor in environmental engineering working at the interface of atmospheric science, air quality, and sustainability at Rutgers University. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2020 with an intended position start date of September 1, 2020. More information here.