Now hiring! Physical Scientist- Education & Outreach Coordinator

Applications accepted until July 27th, 2021

The NOAA Ocean Acidification Program has a vacancy for a Physical Scientist ZP 1301-3/4 (Direct Hire) with a negotiable location.

 As a Physical Scientist, you will perform the following duties:

  • Develop and coordinate the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) ocean acidification science outreach and education. Lead a team charged with coordinating across NOAA and the broader science communication community in the development and dissemination of ocean acidification messages and materials derived from program-sponsored research. Lead team development of new approaches for dissemination of research findings.
  • Monitor and direct the organization’s ocean acidification education activities. Oversee the development of educational materials. Manage major ocean acidification website enhancements. Coordinate execution of ocean acidification-related public webinars. Oversee program communication and educational investments and track program milestones and performance.
  • Coordinate presentation of program-sponsored research findings to lay, managerial and expert audiences within and beyond NOAA using various software packages and social media platforms. Produce original written materials on ocean acidification summarizing program-sponsored research findings for agency, national, and international assessments.

The duties above are described at the full performance level of ZP-4; the ZP-3 is developmental leading to such performance.

Vacancy will close on 7/27/21. Learn more at this JobAnnouncement (Direct Hire): OAR-OAP-2021-0001

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/607243200

 

Thursday, July 15, 2021
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Seeking a NOAA Ocean Acidification Program Specialist

Applications accepted until a sufficient number are received

In support of NOAA’s requirements under the Federal Ocean Acidification Research & Monitoring Act (FOARAM Act) and the Coordinated Ocean Observations and Research Act of 2020 Act (ICOOS Act) the NOAA OAR Ocean Acidification Program is seeking a Program Specialist III for the administration of its internal research projects portfolio and provide some limited additional support to the extramural competitive grants administration team. The incumbent will provide experienced professional level support to OAP program management and will represent the program to other NOAA offices and the extramural research community. 

The position will be posted until a sufficient number of applications is received.

Full posting here


Monday, June 28, 2021
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Postdoctoral Associate: Bioinformatics Approaches to Evaluating Responses and Adaptive Capacity to High pCO2 in Alaska Crabs and Fish

NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center

The Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) is seeking a postdoctoral associate with bioinformatics expertise to examine transcriptomic responses to ocean acidification (OA) and temperature on commercially and economically important crab and fish species. This project will build upon the understanding gained through laboratory experimentation by applying next-generation sequencing techniques to identify the specific alterations in the molecular, metabolic, and physiological pathways of individuals exposed to OA. Whole-genome sequencing of the individuals that demonstrate low sensitivity to OA and will be compared to the general population. By linking the transcriptomic response to the physiological effects successful candidate will work to understand the pathways that impart tolerance and how adaptation will alter the species’ response to future ocean conditions.

Full posting here

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
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NOAA Ocean Acidification Program Specialist

Open until a sufficient number of applicants are received

The program specialist will be working with NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) to provide interagency affairs capacity in support of NOAA’s requirements under the Federal Ocean Acidification Research & Monitoring Act (FOARAM Act) and the Coordinated Ocean Observations and Research Act of 2020 Act (ICOOS Act).

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the drafting of congressionally mandated reporting requirements under FOARAM which include biennial reports on federal agency ocean acidification activities, the formulation of a strategic plan every 5 years and tracking agency progress against the strategic plan. The program specialist will also provide oversight of the OAP sponsored OA Information Exchange project called for under the FOARAM Act.
  • In response to passage of the Coordinated Ocean Observations and Research Act, the program specialist will be charged with formulating responses to OAP requirements. This will likely call for two new interagency reports including one on economic vulnerability to OA and another on monitoring prioritization within two years of passage of the act.
  • Provide staffing support to the NOAA Chair for the Ocean Acidification Interagency Working Group (IWG-OA). This will involve handling meeting logistics including at least one in person convening of the principles per year (COVID permitting), recruitment and coordination of agency representatives, and ensuring adherence to the Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (SOST) requirements.
  • Responds to data calls and taskers relevant to congressional affairs and serve as the liaison between the OAP and the OAR Congressional Affairs Office.
  • Represent the OAP on a number of interagency working groups including with the USGCRP particular in cases where the program mission space intersects and where OA science can inform national assessments.
  • Other special projects will also be engaged on an as needed basis in support of IWG-OA activities including shepherding an interagency plan for Certified Reference Material production.

This position will be located at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Silver Spring Metro Center, in Silver Spring , MD.   

Applications accepted until a sufficient number are received. More info here

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
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EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Applications due February 1st

The EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship provides funds for two years of undergraduate study to rising junior undergraduate students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields that directly support NOAA's mission. Participants conduct research at a NOAA facility during two paid summer internships. Students attending Minority Serving Institutions as defined by the US Department of Education (Hispanic Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, Alaskan-Native Serving Institutions, and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions) are eligible to apply for the program. Students receive awards valued at up to $45,000 in total support (including travel and conference participation) during their junior and senior years.  Students complete an 11 week paid summer internship and training at NOAA in Silver Spring, MD, between May and July of the first summer. During the second summer, students complete a 10 week paid internships at NOAA facilities across the country. 

Who should apply: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals,  enrolled as a full-time 2nd year student in a four-year academic program; or transferring from a two-year to a four-year institution; or a 3rd year student in a five-year program and studying a discipline related to NOAA's programs and mission at an accredited minority serving institution (college or university within the United States or U.S. territories). 

Thursday, January 28, 2021
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