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We are looking for a new team member:

Conservation Science Fellow

We are looking for an experienced Conservation Science Fellow for publication development with a high level of analytical and scientific/technical writing experience, who can help our small team to analyse and make effective use of pre-existing datasets to advance our research and conservation objectives.

This position is contract-based for a one-year period with an option to extend.

It is desktop based (no field work) and focuses on analysing and writing scientific publications in the fields of giraffe ecology and translating these publications into popular articles. The Conservation Science Fellow will work closely with the GCF conservation team in identifying priority publications, data analysis and scientific writing. The position is strictly output driven with a minimum expectation of four scientific publications submitted per year. The ideal candidate has experience working in the conservation science field and has a proven track-record of high-quality scientific publications.

The successful candidate will have the below qualifications and experience:
  • PhD in ecological related field or equivalent.
  • Strong science publication record with first authorship.
  • At least 3+ years of scientific/technical writing experience in the conservation/ecology field.
  • Solid ecological analytical skills, more specifically in large data sets, RMARK, Remote sensing/Google Earth Engine, and GPS data.
  • Proficient in a statistical programming language (e.g. R, Python) and with Microsoft Office (MS) products.
  • Experience editing scientific draft materials to ensure well-structured, logically organized content, and inclusion of proper citations.
  • Performing quality assurance/quality control reviews of written products and other deliverables.
  • High level of proficiency in translating technical writing into concise and engaging materials for diverse audiences, and the ability to follow plain language guidelines is a plus.
  • Familiarity with content on wildlife ecology, conservation, and statistics.
  • Ability to work in a team environment (also remotely), as well as independently.
  • Ability to effectively managing multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Output focussed.

Location: Anywhere, online based.

Contract payment/remuneration: Negotiable, depending on experience and level of output.

Timeline: Open until filled.

If you tick all the boxes above, please get in touch with a brief cover letter, your CV, and examples of your published work, both scientific and popular.