POSITION TYPE: Full Time (1-3 years, renewable each year)
LOCATION: University of Southern California Sea Grant Program/USC Wrigley Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Los Angeles, CA
JOB OPEN DATE: August 15, 2023
JOB CLOSE DATE: Open until filled
The Postdoctoral Fellow will be co-hosted by the USC Wrigley Institute for Environment and Sustainability and the USC Sea Grant Program. The successful candidate will join a team of a recently funded collaboration with the City of Santa Barbara titled “Clean Streets, Clean Seas” to innovate public works (street sweeping, catch basins) to intercept microplastics in coastal urban runoff. The Fellow will help lead research and policy development on marine microplastics, participate in program management, and develop extension work that connects program outcomes to public stakeholders.
In addition to being part of the USC Sea Grant Team, the Fellow will also be a part of one or more of the USC Wrigley Institute’s three Research Centers, based on expertise and research interests: the Center for Earth and Environmental Systems, the Center for Social Transformation, and the Center for Applied Environmental Solutions.
The annual salary range for this position is $65,000-75,000 plus benefits. This is a fixed-term position that combines both in-person and telecommuting-based work. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate has been identified. To apply, please send the following materials to USC Sea Grant Director Dr. Karla Heidelberg (email@example.com):
The University of Southern California (USC) Sea Grant Program is part of a National Sea Grant network of 34 university-based programs located throughout the nation, and administered and supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). USC Sea Grant’s mission is to contribute to solving the problems of the Urban Ocean; foster the public’s understanding of coastal, ocean, and social science; recognize opportunities for the blue economy, coastal commerce, and recreation; solicit and fund relevant, innovative science to inform better decision-making, and improve the quality of life in coastal regions across Southern California.
USC Sea Grant is part of the Wrigley Institute for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Southern California, one of the nation’s premier research universities. Based in Los Angeles at the USC campus, the institute also has its own dedicated campus on California’s beautiful Santa Catalina Island. The Wrigley Institute’s mission is to inspire global environmental solutions through frontier research and education, and it plays a key role in USC’s high-profile sustainability initiatives.
Through education, research, and engagement, the Wrigley Institute trains the next generation of environmental leaders, develops original solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental problems, and encourages nonpartisan action for sustainability and environmental justice. The Wrigley Institute is home to:
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