Science Advisor for The Nature Conservancy's Hawai'i Marine Program ~

24 de abril de 2015

Science Advisor for The Nature Conservancy's Hawai'i Marine Program


The Nature Conservancy's Hawai'i Marine Program is recruiting for a new Science Advisor (SA). The focus of the person in this position will be to better understand the effects of water quality on coral reef ecosystems, and to develop and evaluate mitigation strategies that address water quality issues to improve reef health.

More broadly, the SA works with the Director of Marine Science to ensure that TNC's marine conservation work in Hawai'i is informed by the best available science on water quality and watershed effects on coral reef and associated ecosystems and works collaboratively with other TNC marine staff (in Hawai'i, across the US, and internationally), partner organizations, and government agencies to build effective marine conservation programs in Hawai'i..

The SA will provide technical and scientific support as a subject-matter resource for marine conservation initiatives; design and implement scientific studies to help advance TNC's threat-abatement and conservation management objectives; respond to Requests for Proposals; write, manage, and/or provide scientific information for public and private grant requests and reports; liaise for TNC Hawai'i with local and international scientists and scientific organizations; participate in the planning and extension of theories, precepts, and practices in marine conservation science; and participate in scientific meetings and workshops relevant to TNC's Hawai'i marine priorities.

Ideal candidates will have:
*         PhD with in marine science, environmental chemistry, or related field.

*         Working knowledge of watershed science, tools, management and restoration as they concern runoff, contaminant loading and other land-based processes that affect coastal ecosystems.

*         Detailed knowledge of and hands-on experience with the development and implementation of scientific monitoring and research initiatives for assessing the influence of marine and estuarine stressors on coastal ecosystems to inform conservation and management.

*         Experience analyzing, synthesizing, interpreting and communicating water quality and ecological data and other information, and preparing reports on findings.
*         Experience working in multi-disciplinary, multi-agency projects to achieve conservation results.

*         Record of success working with and communicating science to diverse groups of stakeholders, including volunteer groups, to achieve conservation or management success.

*         Peer-reviewed publication record.

*         Excellent writing skills and demonstrated ability to secure and manage multiple grants.

*         Knowledge of current trends and practices in coral reef conservation.

To learn more and apply for this position, please go to, click on "Current Job Opportunities" and enter the job ID# 43060 in the keyword search. Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2015. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Thank you.

Eric Conklin, Ph.D.
Director of Marine Science
The Nature Conservancy of Hawai'i

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