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  • Associate Director of Research

    • Employer: American Wind Wildlife Institute
      Location: Location Flexible
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 10/01/2018
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Position Overview:

    The American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) seeks an Associate Director of Research to support AWWI’s work in developing science, tools, and strategies for wind power siting and operations that minimize impacts to wildlife and wildlife habitat. This position will assist AWWI’s Director of Research with the development and implementation of AWWI’s Research Program and other initiatives, in coordination with AWWI’s small but energetic and product-driven team. This is an unparalleled opportunity to work in the dynamic intersection of clean energy and wildlife conservation.
    About AWWI: AWWI is a partnership of leaders in the wind industry, wildlife management agencies, and science and environmental organizations who collaborate on a shared mission: To facilitate timely and responsible development of wind energy while protecting wildlife and wildlife habitat. AWWI works closely with over 30 wind industry and conservation partners and many other advisors to build scientific research, strategies and tools, and best practices for environmentally responsible wind farm siting and operations.

    Key Responsibilities: The Associate Director’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:”

    • Defining and implementing AWWI’s science-based initiatives on wind energy and wildlife in coordination with AWWI’s Director of Research, Senior Manager of Technology Innovation, AWWI Partners, and others.
    • Working with relevant AWWI Partners and external collaborators to utilize and enhance the American Wind Wildlife Information Center in coordination with AWWI’s AWWIC Manager.
    • Provide technical advice and input to build out and conduct effectiveness tests for avian and bat detection ad deterrent devices at operating wind facilities, in partnership with the Senior Manager of Technology Innovation.
    • Providing a scientific voice for AWWI at meetings and events.
    • Contributing to analysis and synthesis of information on wind and wildlife interactions.
    • Writing and editing edit reports with the goal to publish in scientific journals.
    • Providing technical review and scientific content for updating website and outside communication materials.
    • Working in coordination with the Director of Research and Executive Director to raise funding to support AWWI research initiatives, tools development, and mitigation programs.
    Qualifications: We are seeking applicants with the following minimum qualifications:
    • PhD in ecology, wildlife biology, or related field, or commensurate work experience
    • Strong knowledge and research experience with wildlife and wind energy
    • Expertise in statistical analysis and experimental design, modeling, and/or spatial analysis
    • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
    • Aptitude for clearly communicating scientific information to technical and general audiences
    • Ability to work independently and remotely without regular supervision
    • Support for AWWI’s mission including a strong desire to work in a collaborative environment to achieve goals of a diverse stakeholder community
    • Willingness to travel

    Location, Compensation, and Benefits:

    The location of the position is flexible. Salary is commensurate with the experience and skills of a recent PhD or equivalent. AWWI offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package.


    Please send a cover letter, a resume, and electronic versions of representative publications, if available, to hiring@awwi.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone or written inquiries please.

    Edited by Ellen Paul

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