Job Details

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Position Number: 2245031
  • Location: Worcester, MA
  • Position Type: Science - Geology, Earth Sciences & Oceanography



JOB TITLE
Regional Climate Resilience Planning Research Assistant

LOCATION
Worcester

DEPARTMENT NAME
Global School - JM

DIVISION NAME
Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
The Research Assistant will aid two research efforts by conducting literature reviews, participating in interviews, analyzing responses from interviews and surveys, and supporting the organization of stakeholder workshops.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Research Assistant will aid two research efforts by conducting literature reviews, participating in interviews, analyzing responses from interviews and surveys, and supporting the organization of stakeholder workshops.

First, to assist with a study of how stakeholders learn from models that link climate risks to food, energy, and water systems. This is part of an NSF funded project to identify and evaluate response options to extreme weather in the context of engineered and natural infrastructure. A suite of integrated models is being used to investigate how a) limits imposed on engineered and natural infrastructure arising from climate extremes will impact individual FEWS components as well as their linkages and limit the overall performance of the coupled FEWS system in the northeastern and Midwest US and b) the impact of progressive climate change and its extremes can be attenuated by management decisions. The work with stakeholders will entail supporting a process with stakeholders for co-constructing scenarios representing combinations of engineered and natural infrastructure conducting dialogues to explore implications of management interventions to climate impacts in food, energy, and water systems and their trade-offs.

Second, to assist with a literature review of regional / inter-municipal climate adaptation planning efforts and collaborations and help analyze interviews with municipal planners that are part of a regional collaborative in the Mystic River Watershed of Massachusetts.

FLSA STATUS
United States of America (Non-Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

To apply, visit: https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Worcester/Regional-Climate-Resilience-Planning-Research-Assistant_R0001287

About WPI
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.





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