This full-time, one-year position may be located in Corvallis, Oregon or work remotely.

In partnership with NatureServe, this project will provide technical assistance and research on climate data analysis, statistical model development and testing, and human-computer interaction applications in support of developing a next-generation version of the Climate Change Vulnerability Index (CCVI). This project will contribute to the development, testing, and release of a modern version of CCVI that will be web hosted, use the latest CMIP climate data, and support collaboration and data sharing. Additionally, the updated version will be made more robust with improved accounting for uncertainty and incorporation of new science on climate change vulnerability (e.g., adaptive capacity) and vulnerability assessments, along with a better understanding and presentation of the sensitivity of the CCVI algorithm to its various inputs.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have a PhD received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 31 December 2023.

Preferred skills include:

  • Experience with principles, theory, and concepts of the climate system and climate models, including routine access, use, and interpretation of climate model output;
  • Experience in advanced statistical methods, analysis of climate models, spatial analysis using R, Matlab, Python, or similar programming;
  • Understanding of climate model downscaling approaches, climate projections, and sea level rise projections;
  • Ability to manage, manipulate, analyze, and distribute very large climate datasets; and
  • Experience studying climate impacts to natural resources and communication/translation of climate concepts to non-experts.

The appointment will initially be for one year, but may be extended upon recommendation of USGS and is contingent on the availability of funds.

Application deadline: 27 October 2023, 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

For more information and to apply, go to:
Full position description

For questions, contact:
Lindsey Thurman
Phone: 541-224-1638