Climate Assessment Analyst - NC State University

Opportunity Type: Job

The North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies (NCICS) is a UNC inter-institutional research institute whose primary focus is to promote the discovery of new knowledge about global, regional, and local climate variability and its impacts; and to provide information that is critical for determining trends and validating climate forecasts at all these spatial scales.

A primary activity of NCICS is the operation of the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth Systems Science (CISESS) formed through a consortium of academic, non-profit, and community organizations with leadership from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and North Carolina State University (NCSU) on behalf of the University of North Carolina (UNC) System. CISESS provides foci for collaborative research and associated activities in support of NOAA mission goals related to meteorological satellite and climate data and information research and development.

The Research Associate (Climate Assessment Analyst) will work within the Technical Support Unit that assists the U.S. Global Change Research Program in the production of National Climate Assessment (NCA) products, including comprehensive quadrennial reports, special reports, and foundational climate science products. The Technical Support Unit resides within North Carolina State University’s North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies (NCICS; It is housed within NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) and works closely with federal scientists on the production of NCA products.

Anticipated Salary: $60,000 - $75,000