March 31, 2005
Postdoctoral research opportunity in climate change adaptation
FROM: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan:
We have an opportunity to host a young postdoctoral researcher, who
is competent to undertake policy-relevant research on adaptation to
climate change in the Asia-Pacific region focusing on one of the
following or related areas:
(a) Role of bottom-up approaches in facilitating adaptation to
(b) Policies for facilitating adaptation in agriculture and water
(c) Options for mainstreaming adaptation concerns in official
(d) Cost-benefit analysis of adaptation options
Each candidate for the Fellowship must:
(1) Be a citizen of a country that has diplomatic relations with
(2) Hold a doctorate degree when the Fellowship goes into effect,
which must have been received within six years prior to April 2,
(3) Have arranged in advance a research plan with his/her Japanese
TERMS OF AWARD (FELLOWS ONLY):
* The amounts of the Awards indicated below are subject to change.
(1) A round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS regulations)
(2) A monthly maintenance allowance of ¥392,000
(3) A settling-in allowance of ¥200,000, An annual domestic research
travel allowance of 58,500 yen, Overseas travel accident and
sickness insurance coverage
Note: If the Fellow resides in Japan on the date his/her award
letter is issued, the above-mentioned air ticket to Japan and
settling-in allowance will not be provided.
A "Grant-In-Aid for Scientific Research" (Tokubetsu Kenkyuin
Shorei-hi) or "Research Grant" (Shiken Kenkyu-hi) of up to 1,500,000
yen per year (total of 3,000,000 yen for two years) is available to
cover cooperative research-related expenses. Application for these
grants is made by the host researcher through his/her institution.
Interested candidates are advised to send a brief research plan (not
exceeding three pages) to email@example.com as soon as possible but
not later than 20 April 2005. Research proposed must be relevant to
countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The selection of candidates is
subject to screening within the institute and the selection board of
the Japan Society for Promotion of Science.
Mr. Ancha Srinivasan, Ph.D. (Cantab.) FCPS FCCS
Principal Researcher and Manager, Climate Policy Project
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
2108-11 Kamiyamaguchi, Hayama,
Kanagawa 240-0115 JAPAN
March 28, 2005
Two job openings at the Heinz Center
The Heinz Center is seeking candidates for two positions. One is a full time permanent staff position with the Heinz Center. The other is a 9-12 month term position formally affiliated with the National Research Council, but in which the candidate will work jointly with the Heinz Center and NRC.
Research Associate (full time permanent): Seeking candidate with Masters or PhD in natural science or public policy (with environmental or natural resources background) and 3-5 years experience. The Heinz Center is working to complete the second edition of The State of the Nation's Ecosystems, which requires coordinating the efforts of a large number of collaborators, analysis and testing of indicator designs, selection and assessment of data sources, and writing and producing the report, associated website, etc. Position involves widely varied responsibilities on a small project team. Selected candidate will work on all aspects of the project, be given lead responsibility for developing specific elements, and have significant direct involvement with multi-sector committees. Position demands ability to grasp technical aspects of new issues very quickly; willingness to work on issues dealing with multiple terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem types; ability to work with committees with widely disparate views and backgrounds; and good written and oral communications skills. The Heinz
Center is a non-profit organization that conducts policy-relevant environmental research in collaboration with business, environmental organizations, academia, and government. www.heinzctr.org; http://www.heinzctr.org/ecosystems.
Please provide cover letter and resume / CV to Robin O'Malley, Program Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 202-737-6410.
Research Associate (term position, 9 months): The Heinz Center, in collaboration with the National Academies, is seeking a candidate for a term (9 month)
position, with potential for longer term engagement. The project involves selection and refinement of key indicators of environmental condition at the national level, as a component of the Key National Indicators Initiative (www.keyindicators.org), which will also include indicators of social and economic conditions. The ideal candidate will have a Masters degree and experience in dealing with indicators, environmental monitoring or related fields, and an interest in contributing to a large scale, high level national effort. Database skills a plus. Please send letters of interest and resume / CV to Robin O'Malley, Program Manager, The Heinz Center, email@example.com. The full position description for this job can be viewed on the NRC website (www.nationalacademies.org); position number 050042-7. Applicants must also submit their materials to the NRC for formal consideration for this position.
March 23, 2005
Applications being accepted for IGBP/AIMES postdoc network meeting
International Postdoctoral Scientist Network for Earth Systems Science
Breckenridge, Colorado June 23-25, 2005
Many of the challenges we face in earth system science require not only the integration of complex physical processes into climate system models (e.g., the NCAR CCSM) but coupling biogeochemistry and chemistry with climate. Additionally, the global research community will require components that allow interactions between policy and decision making with environmental and climate considerations. The complexity of full biophysical models of the Earth's System requires considerable computational expense and makes deconvolution to understand the underlying processes difficult. Accordingly, intermediate complexity and simple models are tools that are valuable towards understand the more complex models and the real system they attempt to represent.
As a step towards fuller integration of earth system science, IGBP/AIMES (International Global Biosphere Project/Analysis, Integration and Modeling of the Earth System) are planning an international postdoctoral scientist network for earth system science. This network will serve as a mechanism for promoting the development of the next generation of scientists to be increasingly cross-cutting as will be required by the future of Earth system modeling. An important element will be including participants from developing countries to both contribute their expertise in quickly changing and highly vulnerable environments, as well as to build the human resources in important regions of the globe for future science projects.
To inaugurate the network we plan a first workshop in June, 2005. The workshop agenda will include talks from one senior person and several postdoctoral scientists on two topics:
Topic 1: The end of nature? Human-earth systems interactions
Topic 2: Is there a scenario in the class? Different views of the future (Multi-scaled approaches to Earth System modeling).
All participates will be invited to give a talk or present a poster during the workshop. More information is available at: www.asp.ucar.edu/ess.html.
Applications should be received by April 15, 2005 (or until workshop is full) and include a CV, statement of research interests (1 page), statement of how the postdoctoral network can best serve the postdoctoral community (1 page), and a recommendation letter. We plan to obtain sufficient funding to support 50 postdoctoral scientists to attend, but please indicate in your application if you can only attend if you receive full support. Please note: The preferred format of the submitted documents is pdf (PostScript, MS Word and ASCII text also accepted).Send applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "ESS Workshop".