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Research Fellow: Hydroclimatology in Latin America (volunteer opportunity)

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Region360
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Washington, DC
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Published 11 days ago

Region360 promotes environmental sustainability in Latin America. To further grow Environic Foundation International's (EFI) newest program, we are looking for volunteers interested in researching a range of sustainability and environmental topics in Latin America. This position is managed from Washington, DC, but work will be conducted remotely.

About Region360

Region360 is a small collective of researchers, engineers, policy experts, and students interested in climate change and sustainability issues in Latin America. Region360 seeks to promote healthy, sustainable, and resilient societies in Latin America, particularly as climate change challenges increasingly affect vulnerable communities in the region. A multi-disciplinary, international initiative, our program promotes climate research in Latin America by both applying analytical methods and developing educational and policy initiatives. Region360 has two axes of action: 1) the development and implementation of technical methods in climate modeling, hydrology, and environmental engineering 2) qualitative policy research on SDG’s, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and sustainable economies in Latin America. 

This is a great opportunity for early career professionals to develop a keener understanding of the region while developing or enhancing research skills and deepening their knowledge of climate and policy issues in Latin America. We also invite individuals with experience living, traveling, and studying in the region who have an interest in sustainability to learn more about the program. If you are a seasoned expert with decades of experience or an advanced degree in environmental/climate change/sustainability issues and would like to support Region360, please email info@region360.org to learn about our pro-bono Senior Research Advisor opportunities. 

Tasks

  • Support the implementation of a research program in hydrology and climate change modeling
  • Develop and manage bibliographies related to climate modeling and water-related issues
  • Support the building of a cloud-based climate model pilot
  • Support the creation of bibliographies, case-studies, and online modeling tools
  • Other tasks related to research and content development as needed

Desired Skills 

  • Strong background in math, physics, statistics
  • Background in Python or R programming
  • Experience conducting literature reviews or background research in climate/hydrology
  • Basic knowledge of sustainability policy issues
  • Superb writing and editing skills
  • Advanced Spanish reading and writing skills required
  • Experience living/traveling in Latin America a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in related areas required, Master's degree a plus

Region360 promotes environmental sustainability in Latin America. To further grow Environic Foundation International's (EFI) newest program, we are looking for volunteers interested in researching a range of sustainability and…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    April 29, 2021
    11:08 AM EDT
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Training Provided
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • International Volunteers Welcome

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
1818 Vernon Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009, United States

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Instructions:

Applicants should submit a CV/resume and a writing sample (English or Spanish) to info@region360.org as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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