Postdoctoral Fellowship in Science-Policy – AMS

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) Policy Program seeks candidates from the Earth sciences and related fields for a science-policy postdoctoral fellowship.

Postdoctoral fellows in science-policy have the opportunity to explore the policy dimensions of their scientific field, develop expertise in new areas at the science-policy interface, help initiate novel activities within the AMS Policy Program, and contribute to our ongoing activities. Specific opportunities, roles, and responsibilities vary based on the interests and backgrounds of each fellow but will likely include contributing to Policy Program studies and analysis. All applicants should consider carefully and convey their particular areas of interest in science-policy.

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) advances the atmospheric and related sciences and their professional application. Founded in 1919, AMS has a membership of more than 13,000 professionals, students, and weather enthusiasts. AMS publishes eleven scientific journals — in print and online — sponsors more than 12 conferences annually, and offers numerous programs and services.

The AMS Policy Program promotes informed and thoughtful decision-making through analysis, communication, innovative problem solving, and research. We help policy-makers and scientists understand one another and work together more effectively.

This is a full-time at-will position, located in our Washington D.C. office. Postdoctoral fellows in science-policy must be eligible for employment in the United States and complete all requirements for their Ph.D. prior to the start of their fellowship. Postdoctoral appointments are for one year and will begin between April 1, 2017 and September 1, 2017. The salary for this position is $50,000 per year. This position also includes generous health insurance coverage, as well as other benefits, and a limited budget for travel or professional development.

Applicants must provide a CV, a brief writing sample (1 page or less) that has been edited by the applicant only, and a cover letter that outlines scientific background, interest in policy and anticipated start date. The cover letter or writing sample should communicate the applicant’s areas of interest.

Review of applications for this round will begin February 15, 2017.

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