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Opportunities with the USDA Climate Hubs

Northwest Climate Hub Fellow for Alaska Agriculture

This Associate in Research position is offered through Washington State University to serve as a USDA Climate Hub Fellow for Alaska. The fellow will work with the Northwest Climate Hub and its co-lead at the USDA Agricultural Research Service, Northwest Sustainable Agroecosystems Research Unit. The focus of this position will be to develop a current state of knowledge focused on soil management for the variety of cropping systems in Alaska. Additionally, the fellow will organize a convening of producers, technology transfers specialists, and scientists to develop a summary of long-term research needs for agriculture in Alaska in a changing climate. Application screening will begin on 20 March and this advertisement will stay open until the position is filled.

Northern Plains Climate Hub Fellow (Post-Doc) in Agronomy/Ecology

The Northern Plains Climate Hub is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Research Agronomist/Ecologist), based with USDA ARS in Mandan, ND, to conduct science synthesis and outreach on climate change and cropping systems or integrated crop-livestock systems in the Northern Plains region.

Climate Literacy Fellowship Opportunity in the Caribbean

This fellowship will offer the opportunity to collaborate with our team to increase the level of climate-smart decision-making by farmers, ranchers, forest land managers, and the people and agencies that provide advice, technical expertise, and incentives. 

Fellowship Opportunity Assessing Climate Change, Forest Management, and Forest Products in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

This Postdoctoral Research Fellowship will offer the opportunity to collaborate with our team to assess forest management scenarios and carbon sequestration benefits and contribute to peer-reviewed publications and science communications.

USFS Northeast Climate Hub Fellowship in Climate Equity

The ORISE Fellow will engage in research and collaboration for two projects. The first project will focus on identifying climate equity issues in the region using literature reviews and other research methods. The second project will involve developing a regional graduate student engagement network for emerging leaders working on climate adaptation and mitigation. Following a successful pilot program—GradCAP (the Graduate Student Climate Adaptation Program), the new network will include a focus on addressing equity. The Fellow will be actively involved in the design and execution of this new program.

USDA-ARS Science Communication & Outreach Specialist Fellowship for Agriculture and Climate in the U.S. Northern Plains

The USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub brings working-land managers together with outreach professionals, technical service providers, and researchers to co-develop science-based, practical management strategies, information, and events that can help farmers, ranchers, and foresters adapt to extreme weather and a changing climate, especially those who are disproportionately affected or have been historically underserved. As an ORISE participant with the Climate Hub, you will get to select from a wide variety of Hub outreach efforts to engage in and contribute to, depending on your interests, training, existing skills, and skill-building goals. 

Southern Plains Climate Hub Fellow (Post-Doc)

This position represents a partnership between K-State and the USDA Climate Hubs to equip more producers, water managers, and other stakeholders with training, network and confidence to take action to improve an effort to develop and deliver science-based, region-specific information and technologies to agricultural and natural resource managers that enable climate-informed decision-making, and to provide access to assistance to implement those decisions