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Scientific Assistant Position: Washington State University, Stable Isotope Core Laboratory

Assist the laboratory manager for the WSU stable isotope core facility. Help develop innovative approaches and methodologies in stable isotope analyses. Interact with the Laboratory Information Management database. Maintain facility web page. Ensure satisfactory operation of specialized research equipment to serve needs of the facility. Train personnel in preparation of samples and equipment usage. Supervise student workers. Maintain lab inventory and make lab orders. Implement laboratory QA/QC and safety protocols. In addition, the incumbent performs routine maintenance on specialized research equipment; analyzes and interprets initial equipment output; and schedules lab resources to process tasks at hand. This position supervises and delegates responsibilities to student workers in the laboratory.
To view the full description and apply online visit: https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/33810

 

2017 Outreach Program Request for Proposals (RFP) for NWS/Office of Water Prediction/National Water Center (NWC) Cooperative and Partners Projects:

• NWC Cooperative Projects: COMET anticipates awarding two-four competitively reviewed, 1-2-year projects, each with a budget maximum of $40,000. The deadline for submission of a preliminary synopsis is October 2, 2017, with the final proposal due December 15, 2017. For more information, please see NWC Cooperative Projects RFP and the guidelines for NWC Cooperative Project proposal submissions.
• NWC Partners Projects: COMET is currently accepting 1-year NWC Partners proposals (budgets limited to $15,000). Proposals will be reviewed as received, and approved submissions will be funded until program resources are expended. For more information, please see NWC RFP Details. It is anticipated that up to six projects will be awarded. For details on these projects, see NWC Partners Proposals.

WSU Study on Science Literacy- Participants Needed

Science literacy is an important outcome for students. One aspect of this is the development of scientific knowledge or the nature of science. Please consider participating in a study by Larry Collins that examines expert vs. novice views of the development of scientific knowledge. Participation will take approximately 10-15 minutes. You’ll be asked to complete a sorting task that could be adapted for assessing science content in undergraduate courses. Please contact Larry Collins (larry.collins@wsu.edu) for more information.

Senior Environmental Scientist/Hydrologist

Starting Salary: $60,000 to $65,000 – Depending on experience, knowledge, skills, abilities
Benefits Include: Excellent Health benefits (including Vision and Dental), retirement plan, paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, comp-time, and a flexible schedule
Employment Type: Full-time (40 hours/week)
Closing Date: Open until filled
Please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to:
Wendy Harris wendy.harris@wwbwc.org
For more information

2017 WSU Research Week October 9-13

Join the Office of Research for a week of activities celebrating achievements and preparing for the future as we Drive for 25. Discover the means to advance your research, build new partnerships, and pursue new opportunities.

Monday Oct 9: Introduction & Review of WSU Research Initiatives Strategic Reallocation Projects’
Annual Review. (Chris Keane, VP Research)
Tuesday Oct 10: Intro to Office of Research Services
Matchmaking for Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Wednesday Oct 11: Matchmaking for Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Planning Your Research Career short & long-term goals
Thursday October 12: Alternative Funding: when Federal’s not an option
Working with Industry
Friday October 13: Getting the first grant – learn from winners
VPR Lecture – TBD
For questions, please contact emily.brashear@wsu.edu

NW Climate Science Center- Immediate Fellowship Opportunity

The NW Climate Science Center invites proposals from faculty at UW, BSU, UM, WSU and WWU for funding to support research by graduate students and post-docs in fields relating to understanding and addressing climate impacts on NW natural and cultural resources, and training of these NW CSC Fellows in the principles and practices of co-producing decision-relevant (“actionable”) science. Funding will be available as early as Fall 2017, to support research performed during the 17-18 academic year (at least through December 2017).

For details about the fellowship and how to apply, please click here.   Applications should be emailed to jacquem@wsu.edu- those received before 11 September 2017 will be given preference.

NSF/NSFC Joint Research on Environmental Sustainability Challenges

This call is for research proposals from joint U.S. – China teams in the environmental sustainability themes of:
“Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS: U.S.-China)”
1. Quantitative and computational modeling of a FEW system
2. Innovative human and technological solutions to critical FEW systems problems.
Every proposal must include the participation of researchers from at least one U.S. institution and at least one institution in China. The proposal submitted to NSF must conform to NSF proposal requirements as specified in NSF’s posted Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), and the matching proposal submitted to NSFC must conform to requirements posted by NSFC. NSF will fund the U.S. researchers of winning teams (up to a total of $500K for 4 years for each winning proposal), while NSFC will fund the China researchers of winning teams (up to a total of 3 million yuan for 4 years for each winning proposal). In total, no more than 7 joint NSF-NSFC project grants are expected to be funded. Each proposal must include a management plan that clearly specifies the role of team researchers from both the U.S. and China, and the mechanisms through which close collaboration will be assured. The management plan is not to exceed 3 pages and is to be included in the supplementary document file of the electronic submission.
Submission window is October 1 – October 20, 2017. The window closes at 5:00 pm submitter’s local time on October 20, 2017. More information on submittal procedures is posted at: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505338.
For more information