Senior researcher / group leader
The College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences is seeking a Cascadia CoPes hub Project Manager. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position.
This position works with the Cascadia Coastline and People Hazards Research Hub (Cascadia CoPes hub), one of several convergent large-scale research hubs supported by the National Science Foundation to foster critically important coastlines and people research that is integrated with broadening participation goals.
The Cascadia CoPes hub, which serves coastal communities from northern California to the Salish Sea in Washington, is a transdisciplinary team of researchers from Oregon State University (OSU), University of Washington, University of Oregon, Humboldt State University, Washington State University, Arizona State University, Georgia Tech, and the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. The Cascadia CoPes hub will increase coastal community adaptive capacity, through community engagement and co-production, and by training a new generation of coastal hazards scientists and leaders from currently underrepresented communities in the region. Funding for the Cascadia CoPes hub runs through July 2026.
This position has the primary responsibility for managing the project including coordinating and facilitating team meetings, workshops, and other internal communications, ensuring timely reporting to NSF, tracking internal budgets and sub-awards to partners, and other responsibilities. The position will also manage the relationships with the hub’s stakeholders and External Advisory Council, assist with the maintenance of a hub website, and track the timing of program evaluation. The position will report to the principal investigators of the hub.
34%: Coordinates the hub’s five teams, internal communications, and meetings to foster team integration. Supports research related to the overall mission and objectives of the projects and manages the hub budget.
33%: Prepares annual reports and other communication for NSF in compliance with proposal or funding agency requirements via analyzing, interpreting, and organizing hub research results. Summarizes research and study results for publication or presentation at meetings and conferences. May conduct original research and publish in peer-reviewed publications.
33%: Serves as primary liaison with external stakeholders. Manages communications and relationships with the External Advisory Council (EAC), helps with coordination of community engagement efforts, and leads development of the hub’s website. Ensures effective outreach with the public, media, and stakeholders in disseminating research results. Travels along the Cascadia coastline as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree in an area relevant to coastal community resilience, such as coastal policy, coastal/resource economics, coastal geomorphology, or related field.
- Evidence of ability to manage and coordinate a multi-investigator, multi-institutional, interdisciplinary research effort.
- Ability to manage complex budgets.
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
- A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
- Demonstrable commitment to communicating science information to non-scientists, computer skills to support communication, and excellent written and oral communication skills.
- A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
- This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions.
- This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
Preferred (Special) Qualifications
- Master’s degree (or PhD) in an area relevant to coastal community resilience.
- Demonstrated familiarity with university-stakeholder partnerships.
- Experience working with diverse communities outside academia along the Cascadia coastline.
- Demonstrable ability to connect with and understand the needs of external partners and stakeholders, and to elicit their priorities for coastal resilience information and adaptation assistance.
- Expertise or education in coastal science or management.
- Experience in public outreach or extension.
- Familiarity with basic coastal resilience science and ability to articulate knowledge of relevant literature.
Working Conditions / Work Schedule
- Occasional travel within the Northwest and possibly to national NSF COPE meetings is required.
- Work may be performed remotely as agreed upon between the employee and supervisor, under the direction and guidance of the hub PIs.
Senior researcher / group leader
College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences , Ocean Administration Building, 104, 101 SW 26th St
OR 97331 Corvallis , United States