Postdoctoral Fellow II, SW CASC

Post Date: 1/02/2023
Opportunity Type: Job
Organization/Grantor: Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (SWCASC)
Position/Title/Fund: Postdoctoral Fellow II, Climate Adaptation Postdoctoral (CAP) Fellows Program
Deadline: Priority by January 9, 2023; Open until filled
Location: Logan, UT
Contact Info: Dr. Michelle Baker (michelle.baker@usu.edu)

The Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center, in partnership with Utah State University, seeks a postdoctoral scholar – with a passion for developing science that meets real-world needs – to lead regionally-focused research related to understanding barriers to implementing instream flows to protect aquatic life in the desert southwest. 

The postdoctoral scholar will join a national cohort as part of the National Climate Adaptation Science Center’s Climate Adaptation Postdoctoral (CAP) Fellows Program. The CAP scholar will collaborate with other CAP scholars from across the country on national-scale research and synthesis on climate-aquatic flow issues and management applications.  The CAP scholar will participate in regular training and professional development opportunities related to developing actionable science with decision makers.

The CAP postdoctoral researcher will be based at Utah State University and will lead regionally focused synthesis research aimed at understanding barriers to implementing instream flows to protect aquatic life in the desert southwest. The scholar will have an opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary group of Faculty across natural, physical, and social sciences. Recent legislation in Utah allowing instream flows to protect natural resources will afford the postdoc the opportunity to engage with statewide managers to implement aquatic flow protection. In addition, the CAP scholar will collaborate with other CAP scholars from across the country on national scale synthesis research on how climate change will impact aquatic flows and how this information can be integrated into aquatic ecosystem management. The CAP scholar will participate in regular training and professional development opportunities, including training on the co-production of actionable science with natural resource decision-makers, as well as interdisciplinary collaboration across academic disciplines.

How to Apply:

Apply to join the SWCASC’s efforts to support effective climate adaptation of aquatic ecosystems.

  • Applications received by January 9, 2023 will receive priority consideration.
  • Incumbent should be available to participate in initial training with the national CAP scholars in March 2023.