2014_06: Science-Policy Fellowship in Fisheries Management Innovation

Ocean Conservancy gearing up to embark on a 1-2 year effort to identify “breakthrough” approaches that have the potential to revolutionize fisheries management and are recruiting a Science-Policy Fellow to support this practical research initiative.
The Science-Policy Fellow will work directly with Ocean Conservancy’s CEO and the Vice President of Conservation Policy and Programs, and will collaborate with practitioners, interdisciplinary experts and advocates from a range of academic, public and private institutions, in the US and internationally. Tasks will include identifying, vetting and advancing promising new tools and policies from across a variety of disciplines including  fisheries and natural resource science and management. This is a great opportunity for a scientist looking to “sample” the NGO field; the fellow will experience first-hand how to bring research into practical application, connect with top researchers, policy experts, practitioners and business leaders and contribute to meaningful and timely solutions for the world’s ocean and fisheries.
The fellowship is offered for 12 months and can be based in any of Ocean Conservancy’s offices with a preference for Washington, DC. We’re looking for someone with a PhD in fisheries science, ecology, marine conservation, or related discipline with a strong track record of multi-disciplinary research and/or experience in complementary disciplines (e.g., economics, finance, systems dynamics). Full position description and application instructions.