PUBLIC NOTICE, UPCOMING JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Pathways Recent Graduate: GS-11/12 Geographer/Physical Scientist (Climate Impacts)

Climate Adaptation Science Centers
Duty Station: Raleigh, NC or Minneapolis, MN

Vacancy announcement ( opening November 16, 2020 with negotiable start date.

Do you know how to analyze and interpret climate model output? Do you like working and learning with experts from other disciplines? Do you want to help other disciplines better understand and use climate science? Then USGS wants you!

We are recruiting for a current or recent graduate student to engage with natural resource managers and USGS scientists to develop and deliver climate science research and technical assistance to better understand the impacts of a changing climate on eastern US ecosystems and species. Applicants should have a firm understanding of climate models and appropriate application of model outputs (including
‘downscaled’ climate model projections) in impact studies. Applicants should have experience working with climate data (observations and modeled) and translating climate science and data into products that are relevant, useful, and useable to partners.
The position will focus on :

  • Conducting quantitative analyses of climate observations and future scenarios at spatial and temporal scales that are relevant to natural resource managers in the eastern US;
  • Integrating climate model projections into species, habitat, and ecosystem response models; and
  • Developing graphics and written summaries to communicate and translate scientific results for use by natural resource managers and decision makers.

Interested but want to know more?

Please contact Ryan Boyles (, Deputy Director, Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center.