Position Title: Changing Landscapes Lab Scientist
Organization: Conservation Science Partners
Organization Overview: Conservation Science Partners (CSP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit collective established to meet the analytical and research needs of diverse stakeholders in conservation projects. They connect the best minds in conservation science to solve problems in a way that’s comprehensive, flexible, and service-oriented. CSP engages nonprofits, foundations, universities, agencies, and other partners to address critical questions in conservation biology and landscape ecology. Along with their core staff, they draw on a network of professionals from a wide range of disciplines.
Position Overview: CSP is seeking a Scientist passionate about ecology and conservation to join their Changing Landscapes Lab. The position will support a team of ecologists, biologists, and data scientists working to advance conservation and climate adaptation science by accounting for the interacting trajectories of global changes in climates, land use, and biodiversity in socio-ecological systems. Projects involve coordinating with research and management partners in federal, state, local, non-profit, and private sectors to produce more effective conservation, management, and research outputs. This position will contribute to a range of projects focused on addressing multiple conservation objectives, including mitigating and adapting to climate change, facilitating ecological connectivity and resilience, and promoting human-wildlife coexistence in increasingly modified landscapes. See the job description overview for further details.
- Provides analytical, technical, and project support for multiple projects simultaneously.
- Demonstrates capacity to work in creative collaboration with diverse partners, including core
staff, contractors, clients, postdocs, graduate students, and others to ensure research questions,
methods, and outcomes are clear, and to support appropriate communication, interpretation,
translation, and use of scientific products for multiple audiences, including land managers and
- Experience with a range of ecological data types (e.g., species detection and relocation data,
remote sensing datasets) and modeling approaches (e.g., species distribution, occupancy, and/or
habitat selection models; movement and/or connectivity analyses; hierarchical regression
analyses, potentially in a Bayesian framework) using reproducible workflows developed in
statistical programming languages such as R or Python.
- Knowledge of common Geographic Information System data formats and tools to download,
process, map, and export such data. Preparing or deriving GIS and other spatial data layers,
including metadata, and tabular data sources for use in modeling, reporting, and planning
activities, using a variety of tools and cloud-based platforms (e.g., Google Earth Engine, QGIS,
- Supports the development of manuscripts, reports, and professional presentations.
- Learns new methods and software for specific projects, as appropriate.
Qualifications: BSc or MSc (or equivalent experience) in ecology, conservation biology, or a related field and a minimum of three years of research or professional experience.
Start Date: No later than June 1
Salary/Pay: $58,000 – $65,000 depending on experience
Application deadline: April 10
How to Apply: Please email a cover letter explaining how your goals, skills, and experience fit the core
responsibilities of the role and please also describe how your broader knowledge and experiences can
contribute to CSP’s organizational culture and values. Include the names and contact information of at
least three relevant professional references, as well as your CV, and send to: hiring@csp–inc.org. Your
cover letter, reference list, and CV should be compiled and sent as a single PDF file. Please indicate CLL
SCIENTIST in the subject line.