[Coral-List] WWF Marine Postdoc Job Ad--Applications due 31 May

Helen Fox hfox at hawaii.edu
Mon May 7 17:31:43 EDT 2012

Dear colleagues,

I’m hoping you’re willing to pass the below job ad along to your networks
and encourage qualified candidates to apply for the position of
“Post-doctoral Marine Scientist, Monitoring and Impact Evaluation” at
WWF.  Applications
will only be accepted via our website
http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/careers/jobs.html (search for #12117) with
a deadline of May 31.

Many thanks, and best wishes,


*Helen E. Fox, Ph.D.*

Senior Marine Scientist | Conservation Science Program | World Wildlife Fund

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*WWF-US Post-doctoral Marine Scientist, Monitoring and Impact Evaluation *

*Job # 12117*


World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization,
in partnership with WWF-Indonesia, seeks a post-doctoral marine scientist
to work with an interdisciplinary team to monitor and evaluate the
ecological impacts of marine conservation interventions, initially focusing
on marine protected areas (MPAs).  Our goal is to demonstrate an
interdisciplinary approach to MPA monitoring and impact evaluation that
builds upon established MPA monitoring protocols and ecological questions
around population connectivity, ecosystem services, and fisheries and other
human uses of marine environments.  The initial geographic focus will be
Southeast Asia (particularly Indonesia), but may be expanded to include
related projects in other locations (such as East Africa, particularly
Mozambique).  This position is based in the WWF Conservation Science
Program in Washington, DC.

*Major Duties & Responsibilities: In collaboration with the science team,
the post-doc will:*

1.            Develop and implement rigorous-yet-practical methods for
documenting and explaining variation in the social and biological impacts
of conservation interventions, initially focusing on MPAs. This will entail
support to existing work in the Bird’s Head Seascape in West Papua,
Indonesia, an emerging study in the Sunda Banda Seascape of Eastern
Indonesia and planned work in Mozambique.

2.            Analyze data and synthesize results from the above, including
using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as warranted, in order to
document conservation impacts and to explore relationships among MPA
governance (i.e., conservation interventions), social and ecological
context, and conservation impacts (ecological and social).

3.            Assist with design and implementation of a Rapid Assessment
and of an effective regional monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system to
measure biophysical and socio-economic changes in the Sunda Banda Seascape
to inform relevant policy decisions in support of adaptive management.

4.            Based on the above, develop research design and protocols for
a large N program to monitor and evaluate the impacts of MPAs.

5.            Write up of results from the above and other related work for
both peer-reviewed publication and internal audiences.

6.            Support developing partnerships among local Indonesian
institutions, building the capacity of Indonesian conservation staff and
graduate students and researchers to design, implement, and disseminate
findings from long-term monitoring programs and other policy-relevant

*                Minimum Requirements*

1.      Ph.D. (or equivalent) in ecological, interdisciplinary, or marine
science plus at least 2 years experience in conservation or related field.

2.      Excellent quantitative and statistical skills.

3.      Ability to work both independently and in a team.

4.      Must be willing to travel 25% time, including to Indonesia and
other locations with challenging field conditions.

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*AA/EOE Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  To apply for the job
please visit **http://www.worldwildlife.org/careers*<http://www.worldwildlife.org/careers>
*, Job # 12117, and submit cover letter and resume by May 31, 2012. Due to
the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via
phone.  *

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