World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Post-Doctoral Marine Scientist. Under the supervision of the manager, she/he will collaborate with WWF staff and partners to monitor & evaluate the ecological impacts of marine protected areas (MPAs), in Indonesia and elsewhere.
S/he will provide support for day-to-day implementation of large-scale ecological monitoring efforts in the Bird’s Head and Sunda-Banda Seascapes for WWF. S/he is responsible for managing large ecological datasets, conducting analyses and communicating results. S/he will be responsible, in collaboration with others, for building the institutional capacity of local Indonesian scholars to implement well-designed ecological monitoring.
Post-Doctoral positions at WWF represent an opportunity to engage directly in policy-relevant research, and gain experience working in multidisciplinary, multi-institutional, cross-cultural teams. Post-Doctoral positions based at WWF differ from similar positions based in academic institutions, in particular, the Post-Doctoral Scientists are expected to engage in day-to-day program management and provide technical assistance, as needed, to WWF field programs.
In collaboration with an interdisciplinary, cross-organizational team, the Post-Doctoral Marine Scientist will:
- Analyze coral reef monitoring data, in collaboration with others, to document ecological conditions in MPAs and similar non-MPA controls.
- Analyze the ecological impacts of MPA establishment in the Bird’s Head and Sunda-Banda Seascapes.
- Manage and maintain existing ecological databases, preparing shareable versions of the database, as needed.
- Maintain updated instruments, protocols, field manuals and other training materials to support the implementation of well-designed monitoring in Indonesia and elsewhere.
- Provide technical assistance to field teams to translate scientific analyses into policy-relevant insights
- Build the capacity of local field teams and others to implement well-designed monitoring (in particular, on appropriate data management and analysis procedures).
- Support the implementation of ecological monitoring protocols in new field sites in Indonesia and elsewhere, as appropriate.
- Write up of results from the above and other related work for both peer-reviewed publication and internal audiences.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Ph.D. in marine science (e.g., ecology, fisheries) or interdisciplinary science (e.g., environmental science) required
- Knowledge of coral reef systems is required.
- Strong quantitative and statistical skills are essential, with demonstrated experience working in R.
- At least 3 years of experience analyzing large data sets and working with relational databases, and familiarity with impact evaluation techniques.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and in a cross-cultural, inter-disciplinary team.
- Willingness and ability to travel up to 25% of the time is required. Will travel internationally for conferences. Must be able to travel to Indonesia for extended periods of up to 3 months at a time
- Knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia is preferred.
- Knowledge of ArcGIS is preferred.
– Application deadline is May 31st
– This is a one year position with the possibility of an extension
– Position is based in Washington, DC.
– Please visit our careers page and submit an on-line application.
– Submit cover letter and resume to http://www.worldwildlife.org/careers, job #15084
– Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone.