Job Opportunity: Marine Scientist at The Nature Conservancy

Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I help?” or “How can I make a difference?”, but you don’t know where to go or have the time to do it? Welcome to The Nature Conservancy. You have found the solution and now you can pointedly make a difference every day!

By joining our New York team, you will become part of a group that is a force to be reckoned with; a force for nature, a force for people, and a force for our planet. We are making a difference every day through our boots on the ground conservation work, voices in public policy advocacy, and teaching minds in local cities and communities. Our science community consists of a group of a experts who are leading the industry on multiple fronts to bring science, strategy and action together.

The Marine Scientist will be part of a small team of multi-disciplinary staff working towards achieving The Nature Conservancy’s marine conservation goals in New York and along the Atlantic coast. The successful Marine Scientist candidate will join the Nature Conservancy’s New York Oceans and Great Lakes fisheries team and Nature Conservancy marine practitioners along the east coast and across North America to provide scientific expertise to help ensure renewable offshore energy development in the Atlantic is compatible with healthy oceans, and to help advance ecosystem-based approaches to marine fishery management. The Marine Scientist will work in with The Nature Conservancy’s NY government relations, science, communications, and philanthropy teams.

We are looking for a collaborator and problem solver with excellent people skills and experience building effective partnerships. The successful candidate will synthesize existing scientific knowledge and build partnerships to generate new knowledge applicable to (1) informing the avoidance, minimization, and or mitigation of potential environmental impacts of offshore energy development to marine life and habitats, and (2) advancing ecosystem-based approaches to fisheries management for state, interstate, and federally managed fisheries in the Mid-Atlantic. They will collaborate with members of the commercial, for hire, and recreational fishing communities, university scientists, fisheries managers, energy developers, regulatory agencies, and others to identify and resolve technical issues and widely communicate solutions and best practices. We appreciate collaborative approaches and encourage innovative ideas and recommendations.

The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

  • Minimum of master’s degree in marine fisheries, oceanography, marine ecology, conservation biology, environmental science, statistics or related field and 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience collecting, synthesizing, interpreting, and communicating statistical or scientific information and diverse data sets.
  • Experience preparing reports of findings.
  • Experience leading or participating on cross functional teams.
  • Experience managing complex projects including the financial aspect and coordinating the work of peers and partners.
  • Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.
  • Valid Drivers’ License.
  • Multi-language skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.

Salary: $82,000 - $87,000 per Year
Job Category: Marine Offshore
Position Type: Full Time
Experience: 2 - 5 years
Education: Master's Degree
Application deadline: March 21 , 2021, 11:59 EST

If you are interested in doing work you can believe in, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package, click here and search for job ID #49432 in the keyword search. Applications must be made online. The location for this position is Cold Spring Harbor or East Hampton, NY.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of diverse people of all genders, backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.

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