Research Associate in Conservation Decisions Lab (Deadline: February 25, 2021)

Job Summary

The Research Associate will be working in the Forest and Conservation Sciences Department with the Conservation Decisions Team under the supervision of Dr Tara Martin. The Research Associate will be undertaking a range of tasks including contributing to the development of Priority Threat Management and other decision science tools and applications, working with stakeholders including government (e.g., ECCC and DFO) and NGOs (e.g., WWF, TNC) to review, development and test conservation decision tools; Contributing to the mentoring of graduate students within the Conservation Decisions Lab; and Leading and co-authoring scientific publications.

Organizational Status

The Research Associate reports to Professor Martin.

Work Performed

Research Duties:

  • Contributing to the development of Priority Threat Management and other decision science tools and applications
    • Working with stakeholders including government (e.g., ECCC and DFO) and NGOs (e.g., WWF, TNC) to review, development and test conservation decision tools.
    • Undertaking leading edge conservation decision science research
    • Contributing to the mentoring of graduate students within the Conservation Decisions Lab
    • Contributing to the development of teaching material for conservation decision science and policy
    • Communicating conservation decision to stakeholders and funders
    • Contributing to the development of grant applications and funding opportunities
    • Leading and co-authoring scientific publications
       

Consequence of Error

Work is assessed on an ongoing basis by supervisor. Opportunities for training will be sought to enhance skills in all areas.

Supervision Received

Employee will be supervised by Professor Martin.

Supervision Given

The Research Associate will help to mentor graduate students in the Conservation Decisions Lab as required. 

Qualifications

Candidates must have a completed PhD in conservation science or a related field, and have at least 5 years post-doctoral experience working in conservation decision science. Candidates must have the ability to develop independent research projects and collaborate with other scientists and technical personnel to accomplish the research goals.

This full-time appointment (100%) will be for two years.  Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and the names and email addresses of three references, and should be submitted by February 25, 2021 to:

Sylvia Ho, Administrator
Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences
email: careers.fcs@ubc.ca

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