[Coral-List] Job opportunity--Marine Conservation Scientist with WWF-US

Helen E. Fox hfox at hawaii.edu
Sun Oct 24 14:08:02 EDT 2004

Please forward to any potentially interested candidates, and apologies for 

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the global conservation organization, leads 
international efforts for a living planet.  The Conservation Science 
Program at WWF-US seeks a highly motivated Marine Scientist to blend 
rigorous marine research with practical applications in our conservation 
programs worldwide.  Responsibilities of this position include:

·        Working closely with program, policy, and field staff to ensure 
WWF's marine conservation efforts are based strongly on science
·        Conducting innovative research projects on topics and in regions 
of focal interest to WWF and publishing results in peer-reviewed journals
·        Developing tools and guidelines for WWF field programs regarding 
emerging issues, e.g. marine zoning, integrating natural and social science 
to enhance marine protected area design and implementation, sustainable 
fisheries, ecosystem-based fisheries management, climate change impacts on 
marine systems, etc.
·        Collaborating with scientists at universities, research 
institutes, and other conservation organizations
·        Representing WWF at meetings, conventions, and in the media to 
present scientific results and to raise awareness of marine conservation
·        Fund-raising for marine conservation science and implementation 

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in a related field (Conservation 
Science, Marine Ecology, Fisheries Biology, etc.), at least three years of 
conservation experience, and an ability to blend rigorous interdisciplinary 
science with field applications to achieve meaningful conservation 
results.  Strong statistical and data management skills, experience with 
field-based conservation, a familiarity with GIS techniques, excellent 
writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills, and management experience are 
preferred.  The ability to work independently is critical.  Willingness and 
ability to travel frequently, often to remote locations, is required.  This 
position is based in our Washington, DC office.

AA/EOE; Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Please send cover 
letter and resume (include job #25047) by email to hr at wwfus.org, by fax to 
(202) 293-9211, or by mail to World Wildlife Fund, Human Resources Dept. 
#25047, 1250 24th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037.  For more information 
see <http://www.worldwildlife.org/>www.worldwildlife.org.   NO TELEPHONE 

Reviews of applications will begin December 1, 2004

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