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Postdoctoral scientist

Conservation Science Partners
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Conservation Science Partners is seeking to hire a postdoctoral scientist who will work in close collaboration with partners in the US Fish and Wildlife Service on a multi-faceted project related to conservation in the sagebrush biome. This postdoc will bring technical and analytical capacity to track ecological integrity and stressors across the sagebrush biome in time and space, generate species occupancy models, evaluate the effectiveness of restoration actions, support the development of web-based tools for managers, and lead or contribute to peer-reviewed publications.




Position details: A PhD in ecology, conservation biology, or related field is expected, though an MSc in combination with 5 years of directly relevant experience will also be considered. A full description of core responsibilities and skills as well as anticipated tasks and products are described at this link:


This is a full-time position with a salary range of $58,000-$64,000 and is anticipated to last one to two years. Location is flexible within Western North America. Priority will be given to complete applications received by June 10, 2020 with screening and interviews to begin shortly thereafter and an ideal start in July. Application instructions are described in the link above.


About CSP: Conservation Science Partners (CSP) is a dynamic 501(c)(3) nonprofit established in 2012 to meet the analytical and research needs of diverse stakeholders in achieving conservation and protection of the natural world. Our mission is to apply human ingenuity to the preservation of species, populations, and ecosystems using scientific principles, innovative approaches, and lasting partnerships with conservation practitioners. We connect the best minds in conservation science to solve problems in a way that is comprehensive, flexible, and service-oriented. CSP works in the complex and fast-paced nonprofit realm using tools that include data science and advanced analytics; risk analysis and climate change vulnerability analyses; species and habitat modeling; and wildlife and ecological connectivity analysis to identify solutions through land and water use, designating protected areas, and advancing social and environmental justice. We are a recognized leader in the development of data, models, and maps to convey the status of and change to natural systems and human impacts on the environment. Core clients and partners include federal agencies, foundations, environmentally progressive businesses, and other non-governmental organizations.




We offer a comprehensive group medical, dental, and vision insurance package;

retirement benefits; and professional growth and advancement opportunities.

How to Apply:

How to apply: Please email a cover letter explaining how your goals, skills, and experience fit the core responsibilities of the role and please also describe how your broader knowledge and experiences can contribute to our organizational culture and values. Include the names and contact information of at least three relevant professional references, as well as your CV, and send to: Please indicate POSTDOCTORAL SCIENTIST in the subject line. Your cover letter, reference list, and CV should be compiled and sent as a single PDF file. We sincerely appreciate all those expressing interest in this position. However, only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.

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