The Social and Economic Analysis Branch of the US Geological Survey in Fort Collins, CO, is hiring two social science research assistants to start June or July 2021.

We are looking for one full-time BA/BS (or possibly MA/MS) level candidate with experience doing social science research. This would be an ideal opportunity if you have students who might eventually be thinking about graduate school and/or with an interest in federal service. The research assistant will have the chance to interact with a range of scholars and federal agency managers while contributing to applied social science research related to Earth observations such as economic valuation / societal benefits, environmental communication, and gender studies. Click here for more information.

For the second, we are looking for a MA/PhD level candidate with experience collecting and analyzing qualitative data. This position would ideally be closer to full time during the summer with flexibility to extend part time into the school year and would focus on making decision support tools usable for emergency managers planning for post-fire debris flows. Click here for more information.