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  • Conservation Biologist (International)

    • Employer: HawkWatch International
      Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/22/2019
      Open Until Filled: No

    HawkWatch International is hiring a Conservation Biologist to work primarily on our growing International Program, which is focused on quantitatively identifying priorities and targeting raptor research and conservation worldwide. We are currently engaged in endangered vulture conservation in Ethiopia, and plan to expand projects to other high priority species and geographies globally. This Conservation Biologist position will be instrumental to program growth and will be engaged in all aspects of the program. This position will primarily report to the International Programs Director (Dr. Evan Buechley), but will also assist in domestic HawkWatch projects, as necessary. This position will be based at the HawkWatch headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah, although we will consider extraordinarily qualified candidates that could work remotely. 


    The primary responsibilities of this position are to:

    ·      Conduct literature reviews, analyze spatial and observational datasets, and coauthor and/or lead scientific publications

    ·      Assist in program development, including identifying and writing grants, donor appeals, and media outputs

    ·      Participate in fieldwork, both domestically and internationally

    ·      Manage databases (observational, satellite tracking, etc.) in Excel, Access, GIS, etc.

    ·      Communicate and collaborate with organizations and individuals worldwide to forward raptor conservation


    Minimum qualifications:

    M.Sc. or Ph.D. in biology, wildlife management, geography, or related field

    3-5 years of experience in conservation practice and/or education

    Proven record of leading peer-reviewed publications

    Proficiency using R for statistical and geospatial analyses

    Experience conducting ecological field research

    Excellent writing and communication skills


    Preferred Qualifications:

    Knowledge of raptor / avian census techniques, management, and conservation issues

    Proficiency in ArcGIS and/or QGIS

    Spanish or other widely-used language proficiency

    Experience analyzing animal-tracking data

    Ability to adapt to and work in remote field settings in developing countries

    Ability to work from the HawkWatch headquarters in Salt Lake City


    We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, etc. as we value a diverse and inclusive HawkWatch community.



    Full-time (exempt), salaried staff position. Starting salary of $36,000–$42,000 (depending on experience and education), with excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, and matching retirement plan.


    To apply:

    Send cover letter, CV or resume, and contact information (phone #) for 3 references

    To: Dr. Evan Buechley, International Programs Director, ebuechley<at>hawkwatch.org

    By: February 22, 2019

    Preferred start date: April 1, 2019 (somewhat flexible)


    For more information on HawkWatch and our programs, visit www.hawkwatch.org.

    Edited by ebuechley

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