The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions is seeking applicants for a Coastal Adaptation Researcher-in-Residence for their newly launched Coastal Adaptation: Living with Water project. The Coastal Adaptation: Living with Water project is a research partnership helping communities on the South Coast of British Columbia prepare for and adapt to climate change impacts like sea level rise. The Living with Water team—which includes leading universities, First Nations, and governments—will develop tools to support solutions across shared ecosystems and shorelines, including frameworks for collaboration, integrated policies, design guidelines, and coordinated governance arrangements.

The Researcher-in-Residence will develop and support the Living with Water project by facilitating active communication and engagement between all members of the project team. The Researcher-in-Residence will develop knowledge mobilization and engagement strategies to link climate solutions knowledge on coastal adaptation with users within and beyond the project team. Successful applicants will support the peer review process for research proposals submitted to PICS that are related to the Researcher-in-Residence’s area of expertise, participate in student engagement activities, such as organizing events for PICS Scholars, and will lead the development of publishable papers, synthesis reports, or other innovative content related to coastal adaptation

The full job posting and more information can be found here. The application deadline for this posting is February 1st, 2021

Living with Water is led by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in partnership with PICS at the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, University of Waterloo, Wageningen University and West Coast Environmental Law. The “solution seeker” partners in the project who will also use the end-results of the research, include the City of Surrey, City of Vancouver, District of Squamish, Squamish Nation (Skwxwú7mesh), Tsleil-Waututh Nation, and the BC government.