Applied Scientist I (Flexible within California)

Applied Scientist I (Flexible within California)

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The Applied Scientist I provides technical and scientific support for conservation initiatives that advance the Conservancy’s vision of nature and people thriving together. This position will be part of the Global Science business unit, which provides support to field, regional, and global teams across the world in support of evidence-based conservation strategies and outcomes. The work that this position will undertake will be part of the Bridge Collaborative­—a global partnership helping create solutions that jointly benefit conservation, human health, and sustainable development. The Bridge Collaborative is a collaboration of four organizations: The Nature Conservancy, PATH, the International Food Policy Research Institute, and Duke University. This work will support the Bridge Collaborative’s program to build the evidence base on the effectiveness and scaling potential of integrated solutions, which in turn aims to support leaders and funders (across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors) to accelerate investment in and adoption of sustainable and equitable solutions that benefit people and nature. This is a short-term position for less than 90 days.


The Applied Scientist I will be a co-lead of a project conducting an “umbrella” systematic review to evaluate the strength of evidence on the effectiveness of multiple cross-sector practices areas (e.g. Payments for Ecosystem Services, Community-based Conservation, One Health, and others) in delivering benefits for the environment and human wellbeing.


  • Provide and guidance to each stage of the systematic review process.
  • Participate in all stages of the systematic review process.
  • Co-lead weekly meetings of the core coding team and manage progress on key activities and timeline.
  • Lead or support analyses of the coded data to summarize results and prepare figures and tables for the scientific manuscript.
  • Lead and manage communications with co-authors related to reviewing results, drafting the manuscript, and submitting the manuscript
  • Serve as a co-lead author of the final publication.
Location: California
Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Deadline: June 13, 2021
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