World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Natural Capital Postdoctoral Fellow.
As the Global Science Research Fellow, you will work with Nature-based Solutions Measurement and Evaluation Team (NbS M&E Team) and country teams to evaluate the contributions of nature to people associated with our conservation strategies and management. You will use a variety of qualitative and quantitative assessment tools, including modeling tools using remotely sensed data and information about benefits as defined by local communities, to evaluate the benefits over the life of the project.
As the Global Science Research Fellow, you play a key role in the Natural Capital Project partnership, an effort to map, measure, and value nature's contributions to people using a diverse portfolio of modeling tools. You will be expected to collaborate with researchers from the Natural Capital Project and leverage the deep knowledge of the partnership to design and implement a research program to evaluate nature’s contributions to people across the Bezos Environmental Fund project sites. You will report directly to the WWF Chief Scientist.
Provides executive-level research and analysis support
Conducts innovative research and synthesizes data in a way that delivers practice- and policy-relevant information on nature contributions to people at relevant scales
Stays abreast of relevant scientific literature and shares important findings with team
Conducts and supports colleagues in conducting research, analyses and synthesis, providing compelling written and visual information to convey key results
Serves as a radar function to identify opportunities and emerging science issues
Supports high quality distribution of research and analysis across the NbS M&E Team, though learning and knowledge management channels
Supports development of proposals and reports
Performs other duties as assigned
4-6 years research experience + PhD strongly preferred
Considerable research and analytical experience, preferable in an environmental discipline
Knowledge and understanding of relevant, current research methods in natural capital modeling, mapping and synthesis
Experience in science communications and proposal writing
Strong leadership, project management skills, and excellent organizational skills.
Excellent verbal, written, visual and interpersonal communications skills in English
Ability to work collaboratively in a decentralized network with a culturally diverse and international team
Ability to travel internationally for work in the field as needed
WWF is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and requires all US-based staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. WWF will consider requests for accommodation from the vaccine requirement based on disability, medical contraindication, sincerely held religious belief, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.
As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.