Climate & Energy Program
Washington, DC Office
The Washington, DC based Climate Scientist will carry out research and analysis, outreach, and media activities in support of the Climate and Energy Program. In particular, this position will serve as a resource to the UCS media team by providing robust, timely, accessible, and policy-relevant information on climate science with an emphasis on impacts and adaptation.
Climate Communications: Research, review, and help develop UCS materials to advance greater public awareness/understanding of climate change science, impacts, adaptation, and policies aimed at climate-relevant solutions. Help ensure products maintain high quality and are informed by climate science.
Climate Impacts Project Work: Help develop factsheets, reports, and other science-based products that analyze, explain, and/or interpret evidence of climate change influencing weather patterns, sea level rise, shrinking ice, etc. Serve as advisor or resource on research, web, or outreach projects led by other project leaders. Supervise science consultants as needed.
Policy Rapid Response: Prepare for media requests with short deadlines. Research, review, or help facilitate accurate science content of op-eds, letters to the editor, expert testimony, congressional briefing materials, draft legislation, and engagement of external experts to work with the Climate and Energy Program policy staff.
Expert Engagement: Maintain close working relationships with science colleagues, including through participation in scientific conferences and policy-relevant research collaborations. Work with the outreach team to strategically engage with specific experts in the UCS science network.