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Jobs Posted on the Whova Community Board of 2023 Species On The Move Conference

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Development Director
Wild Animal Initiative
As Wild Animal Initiative’s first Development Director, you will play a crucial role in determining how quickly we can advance our mission of understanding and improving the lives of wild animals.

You will coordinate with members of other teams who contribute to development, including the Executive Director (who maintains many major donor relationships and gives public presentations), the Communications Director (who oversees our content production, social media, and press relations), the Operations Director (who oversees budgeting), and programmatic staff (who help report on the progress we’re making).

Spanning everything from front-line fundraising to organizational strategy, this role requires a wide range of skills and offers a large amount of autonomy.

You will collaborate with other leadership to chart Wild Animal Initiative’s course forward.

You will manage the development team.

You will be entrusted with expanding and diversifying our donor base. (See here for a summary of our fundraising history and goals.)

Finally, you will set a development strategy: calculating our funding needs, developing plans to meet them, forecasting the likelihood of their success, and preparing for scenarios where we raise substantially less or more than planned.
National Park Service
This position is located in an operating office (Office) within a bureau or bureau equivalent office (Bureau) within the Department of the Interior (Department). This position has responsibility for leading or participating on hydrologic studies of considerable scope and complexity or serving as a project leader or member of an interdisciplinary team. Plans, directs, performs and/or coordinates comprehensive hydrologic studies or significant components of extensive studies, that describe and interpret hydrologic conditions in order to define, analyze, forecast, or describe both natural and human-induced hydrologic changes in the area. Incumbent of the position is considered a discipline expert in the field of hydrology with an advanced level of professional competence who provides expert technical advice and assistance to land, resource, and facility managers, and other internal and external clients.

Serves as a project leader or senior project member for complete hydrologic investigations by planning, conducting, and reporting on interpretive studies. Modifies established hydrologic techniques or procedures. Collects, interprets, analyzes and evaluates hydrologic data.
Research Associate
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
This role will support research in the Global Centre on Biodiversity for Climate (GCBC), as part of the project: “Realising the potential of plant bioresources as nature-based solutions in African biodiversity hotspots”.

The role will develop new biodiversity metrics by integrating multiple biodiversity datasets and habitat maps together with remote sensing data to allow tracking conservation effectiveness of both wild biodiversity and natural capital in Guinea and Ethiopia.
Research Assistant
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
We are seeking a Research Assistant with a background in biodiversity, conservation, sustainable development or a related field. This role will support research in the Global Centre on Biodiversity for Climate (GCBC), as part of the project: “Realising the potential of plant bioresources as nature-based solutions in African biodiversity hotspots”.

The role will collect and combine data from plants red listing, other spatial and biodiversity datasets and remote sensing- data for use in the identification and mapping of important areas for plant and agrobiodiversity conservation in Ethiopia and Guinea. The role also involves preparing project outputs to support policy engagement in Ethiopia and Guinea and coordinating with host country policy-makers.
Global Change Assistant Researcher
University of California Santa Cruz
The Global Change Lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology ( at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a Global Change Assistant Researcher. The Researcher will assist with population and historical genomics research, develop and apply bioinformatic pipelines, analyze large datasets with scientific computing, maintain and promote open science practices, help with research group administration, and assist with maintaining a collaborative and supportive research environment for all members.

In the Global Change Lab, we use population genomics and data science to study biodiversity change from genes to communities, locally and around the world. Much of our research is focused on climate change and conservation in coastal marine environments.

This is a full time position with benefits. Pay will be $56,600-$59,800. Start date is 9/1/2023 or other mutually agreed upon date.

Knowledge and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or higher (or equivalent foreign degree) in population genomics, molecular ecology, or related scientific field at time of application.
Experience building population genomic libraries, developing bioinformatic pipelines, and conducting population genomics analyses.
Computer literacy in R and a commitment to open science practices.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to solve diverse technical and organizational challenges with exceptional creativity and collaboration
Exceptional organizational skills and strong ability to accomplish tasks independently
Evidence of community-building skills and ability to foster inclusion

Please submit a cover letter that describes your interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references to Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.
Research Assistant
University of Évora
Concepts and methods towards the design the 2030 European protected areas network.

Three years contract
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