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Research Fellowship on Professional Licensing in the Geosciences

Research Fellowship on Professional Licensing in the Geosciences

The American Geosciences Institute seeks a Research Fellow for Fall 2019 to research, document, and communicate the value of professional licensure for geologists. The position will involve communicating with geoscientists across the United States to determine when and how the presence or absence of licensed geologists has impacted the public, covering issues including water quality and supply, resilience to natural hazards, ground stability, infrastructure quality, environmental liability, and public health.

The successful candidate will be highly self-motivated, familiar with the work of professional geologists, skilled in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, and comfortable conversing with a large, diverse community of geoscientists from across the country. Some experience with graphic- and web-design is a plus.

This is a full-time exempt position for 14 weeks and carries a fixed stipend of $7,875, plus an excellent benefits package. The start date is flexible and will be determined based on the needs of both AGI and the successful applicant.  The position will be located at AGI Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.

Position Objective: 

Research, document, and communicate the value of professional licensure for geologists

Essential Functions:

  • Communicate with scientific societies, companies, and individuals across the United States to gather information, data, and stories about how the presence or absence of licensed geologists has impacted the general public, businesses, and private citizens
  • Conduct surveys, analyze qualitative and quantitative data, write case studies and longer research-based reports
  • Build a web-hosted collection of results to allow public access to the research and its derivative products
  • Write and co-design several high-quality briefs on specific case studies or topical areas

Other Duties:

  • Other duties as assigned

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

Work is largely in an office setting with long periods sitting/standing at a desk and computer. Work will require a large number of phone calls.

Required Education & Experience:

  • Degree and/or professional experience in the geosciences
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Strong writing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with others
  • Ability to research, synthesize, and communicate complex topics for a non-expert audience

Preferred Education & Experience:

  • Some familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and html/web editing.

 

Employee must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

AGI provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to jobs@americangeosciences.org and include “Licensure Fellow” in the subject.