[ES_JOBS_NET] TNC Lead Scientist, Global Water
brittamv at gmail.com
Mon Feb 19 22:22:31 MST 2018
The Nature Conservancy is hiring a lead scientist for Global Water,
preferred location Arlington, VA (negotiable).
The Lead Scientist, Global Water develops and monitors the implementation
of a vision for applied Freshwater Science that is aligned with TNC’s
Shared Conservation Agenda Framework. They collaborate with the science
community at large to enhance the freshwater conservation practices of TNC
and others and continue to strengthen TNC’s status as a global leader in
Freshwater Conservation Science. They guide development and dissemination
of scientific methods, tools and guidelines for freshwater strategies,
conduct original research and publish findings to add to the body of
Freshwater Science knowledge and support of TNC organizational goals. S/he
will drive efforts to establish TNC as a global leader in freshwater
science as a foundation to addressing the world’s most pressing water
The Lead Scientist, Global Water will report to the Managing Director of
Global Water, and will be an active collaborator with the Science Cabinet
in the Office of the Chief Scientist – a collaborative group that brings
top level thought leadership to the organization’s strategy leaders,
establishes and advances critical science issues with the external academic
and practitioner communities, and takes on joint research to address
pressing trans-disciplinary issues in conservation.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
- Fosters innovation and risk taking to strengthen the use of freshwater
science within the organization.
- Leads project teams and/or staff and provide technical input in
support of a major economics research initiatives or projects.
- Communicates findings and best practices in high-level international
forums and peer reviewed publications, and cultivates an external presence
in coordination with TNC Science Communications team as an expert and
leader in relevant disciplines.
- Provides critical, evidence-based thought leadership, advising on and
influencing the creation and execution of major strategies for priority
- Leads efforts to translate findings and best available science into
regionally or sectorally appropriate guidelines, tools, and/or best
practice for the organization, the broader conservation community, and
other key actors and sectors
- Enlists academic freshwater experts in research on challenges of
interest to the organization
- Places special emphasis on research and synthesis that advances the
evidence base for understanding the effectiveness of freshwater
conservation strategies in improving biodiversity and human well-being.
- Identifies, cultivates and solicits major donors and grant
opportunities in support of program activities.
- Travels 50% or more in both the US and internationally.
- May work in variable weather conditions at remote locations, hazardous
terrain and/or under physically demanding circumstances.
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