Science Fellow-Minnesota

The Nature Conservancy
Glyndon, Minnesota
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Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining The Nature Conservancy's Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Science Team! This position will help the Science Team tackle the scientific uncertainties around the Conservancy’s priority conservation strategies in Forests, Freshwater and Grasslands, with an emphasis on emerging issues in grassland ecology, such as sustainable grazing and climate adapted restoration practices. This position will add capacity to the Science Team while also providing professional development opportunities for the Fellow. We seek a Science Fellow who will bring new perspectives and experiences to our team of scientists. The Science Fellow will work alongside a science team with expertise in grassland, forest, and freshwater ecology to bring new evidence to bear on conservation science and practice. The successful candidate will benefit from professional development opportunities, such as networking with Conservancy and partner scientists and applying their expertise to ongoing conservation science projects and learning new techniques and skills. The successful candidate will assist in many aspects of conservation science, including advising on policy issues, communicating science, conservation planning, managing data, and traditional field research and monitoring projects. During the 18-month position, the Science Fellow will substantially contribute to grassland conservation projects evaluating the role of diversity in climate-adapted restorations, habitat quality for a threatened pollinator, and sustainable grazing metrics. The Science Fellow will have the opportunity to lead field crews and expand their experience with data management and analysis. This position requires a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. The position will start in early April 2019. Applications must be submitted online: Job ID: 47042
Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in science related field and 2 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Experience with GIS software and data to create maps • Experience conducting surveys, recording data and writing project reports. • Experience collecting, manipulating, analyzing and interpreting scientific data. Preferred Qualifications: • Multi-language skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated. • Strong field skills, especially in plant identification. • Working knowledge of computer technology and common software applications, such as ArcGIS, program R and the Microsoft office suite, including Access. • Master’s Degree in science related field and 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Clearly written, spoken and graphical communication in English. Ability to work independently and/or with minimal supervision.
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