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Center for Sustainability Building Research Director, University of Minnesota

The Center for Sustainable Building Research, a design, research, and public engagement unit in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, invites applications and nominations for the position of Director. The appointment will also hold a faculty title of associate or full professor in one of the Departments in the College of Design. The estimated start date is fall semester 2014.

Learn more/apply.

 

CUAHSI Pathfinder Fellowship

DEADLINE: October 18th, 2013

The CUAHSI Pathfinder Fellowship program provides travel funds to graduate students in water science to make an extended trip to conduct and enhance their research. Fellowships are awarded to cover travel costs up to a maximum of $5000. For more information about the fellowships and how to apply, see the Fellowships page on CUAHSI’s website here.    Awardees will be notified by November 9.

Graduate Fellowships, University of Delaware

Three research assistantships are available beginning February 1, 2014, from the Marine Policy Program, School of Marine Sciences and Policy, University of Delaware, for qualified student-applicants interested in policy-focused research related to (a) the economics of eco-system based fisheries management; (b) social dimensions of offshore wind power; and (c) integrated risk analysis in the offshore wind power sphere. For further information on the Fisheries Economics RA contact, Sunny Jardine, jardine@udel.edu ; on the Social Dimensions RA, contact Jeremy Firestone, jf@udel.edu ; on the Risk Analysis RA, Bonnie Ram, bram@udel.edu.

Research Associate, NMR Group Inc (Somerville, MA)

NMR is currently seeking candidates for a Research Associate position. We are a small but expanding consulting firm specializing in the evaluation of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Efficiency and renewables are burgeoning, providing excellent career opportunities for social scientists in a field that makes a difference.

NMR currently seeks to hire individuals possessing the knowledge, skills, and abilities typically gained through master’s level graduate education or prior work in policy, economics, sociology, or other social science programs. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Designing, implementing, and analyzing survey data
  • Conducting semi-structured interviews
  • Performing descriptive quantitative analyses using SPSS or similar data analysis packages
  • Writing clear and concise research summaries, memoranda, and reports

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Human-Environment Systems (Zurich, Switzerland)

The newly formed Human-Environment Systems (HES) group at ETH Zürich seeks to hire a PhD student, commencing as soon as possible, for a period of up to three years. Our group is part of the Institute for Environmental Decisions, within the Department for Environmental Systems Science. The student would pursue research within the thematic area of energy, development and security (HES:EDS) in an externally funded research project. Qualifications and skills: We seek a person with some degree of background knowledge on energy systems, gained through study or work experience, who is interested in focusing on social science research questions involving quantitative and qualitative methods, leading to a continuing career in research. Learn more at our website.

Graduate Research Assistant – Global Development and Environmental Institute (Medford, MA)

The Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE),an interdisciplinary research institute administered by the Fletcher School and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts, is seeking a graduate research assistant to support the institute’s work on Addressing the Global Food Crisis. Visit our website for more information. Interested students should send a short email cover letter to: tim.wise@tufts.edu .

Sustainable Technology Research Fellow – Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH)

Application due TOMORROW, March 30.

The Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College invites applications for the position of Sustainable Technology Research Fellow. This is a full-time, one-year position (renewal for additional years contingent on grant funding), beginning on June 1, 2013, reporting to Professor of Environmental Studies, John Petersen.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will assist in the development and management of “Environmental Dashboard,” a novel technological system that provides community residents with environmentally and socially contextualized real-time feedback on electricity and water flows and environmental conditions through residential and commercial buildings and through cities. More information on the project can be found at: www.oberlindashboard.org and at: https://oncampus.oberlin.edu/source/articles/2013/03/19/environmental-engagement-goes-community-wide.

Requirements: We seek an individual with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience, with advanced computer skills and leadership potential and strong organizational skills who is excited by the opportunity to develop and manage novel technology designed to motivate and empower citizens to take care of the environment. Reliability, creativity, ability to independently trouble shoot and solve technical problems and to collaborate as a team member are necessary.

Desired Qualifications: General hardware and software problem solving skills and experience; scripting (e.g. php); database management (SQL); system administration and system management experience; web design (HTML, XML); project management. It is not essential that applicants have all of these skills and experiences, but we are looking for someone who has substantial knowledge of computer systems and the demonstrated ability to learn and teach themselves new skills as needs arise.

Compensation: Within the range established for this position, salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package.

To Apply: Applicants should submit a résumé, along with a cover letter describing qualifications and interest in the position and contact information for at least three references to: Dr. John Petersen, Oberlin College, 122 Elm Street, Oberlin, OH 44074, or john.petersen@oberlin.edu.  Review of applications will start on March 30 and will continue until the position is filled.

Research Intern (part time or full time): Sustainability Roundtable Inc. (Boston)

Research Intern

Type: Part-Time or Full-Time

Position Description

Interns contribute to multiple aspects of SR Inc’s business from database management to content delivery to client process research on topics within the Sustainable Business & Enterprise Roundtable (SBER) research agenda.

SBER Research and Executive Guidance is based on Member-Client interviews, case studies, secondary resources, and discussions with sector experts and vendors. Research reports always include actionable guidance for executives who manage real estate portfolios. The published reports are continuously enhanced through Member-Client feedback; they are updated regularly as market conditions, technologies, and practices evolve. Research findings are presented at Client meetings throughout the U.S.

Responsibilities

  • Perform secondary research and analysis on an array of topics relating to management best practices in greater sustainability in real estate portfolios.
  • Contribute to written reports, briefings, and advisories for Members-Clients.
  • Track existing and anticipated government policies and regulations, including financial incentives, related to sustainability.

Qualifications

  • Junior, senior, or recent college graduate.
  • Individuals with an course work in architecture, building science, mechanical engineering, real estate, environmental science, energy, or urban planning, with a focus on sustainability preferred.

Requirements

  • Experience in business or academic research, preferably in a field related to sustainability.
  • A developed interest in the key global sustainability issues and major sustainability initiatives by the private, nonprofit, and public sectors both in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Excellent research skills.
  • Excellent and written communication skills.
  • The ability to efficiently contribute to publication quality written documents.
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, especially PowerPoint.

Additional Information

  • Location in Greater Boston.

Please send cover letter, resume, and short writing sample in electronic format (PDF or MS Word) to careers@sustainround.com.

Community Planner – Boston Redevelopment Authority (Boston, MA)

Under the direction of Senior Planners / Community Planning, support public outreach and its internal coordination. Assist with workshops, as well as planning, zoning and land use regulation initiatives. Prepare meeting minutes and conduct research. Provide assistance on the following neighborhood planning projects:

  • Urban Agriculture Initiative
  • Roxbury Strategic Master Plan implementation
  • Fairmount Line Planning Process
  • Downtown Crossing Economic Improvement Initiative
  • Downtown Crossing arts initiatives.

For more information and to apply, click here or contact: hr.bra@cityofboston.gov

Community Engagement Associate – Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance (Jackson, WY)

The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance is dedicated to responsible land stewardship in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to ensure that human activities are in harmony with the area’s irreplaceable wildlife, scenic and other natural resources. The Community Planning Intern assists the Community Planning Director with Alliance research and advocacy efforts on issues regarding private land development, particularly as it relates to impacts on wildlife, scenery, and community character. Flexible start & end dates with a duration of 10-12 weeks. Full-time 40 hours per week. Possible evening and weekend work required. Stipend depending upon experience paid twice per month.

To apply, contact: Mr. Amy St. Pierre, Community Engagement Associate, jobs@jhalliance.org.