Associate Research Scientist – Marine Protected Areas and Climate Change

Associate Research Scientist – Marine Protected Areas and Climate Change

Type of offer:

Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.  


Conservation International is seeking a research scientist with a recent Ph.D. to assist in research in the theory and practice of Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in an era of rapid climate change.


Project Objective:

Identify MPA design structures and management approaches that are explicitly designed to support ocean biodiversity conservation as ecosystems and species move in response to climate change and ocean acidification. Ensure a portfolio of MPAs are prepared for and address the impacts of climate change on biodiversity and human wellbeing, through advising on the design and implementation of those MPAs. 

12-month appointment with a strong possibility for renewal.


  • The position is based at UCSB in Santa Barbara, California and requires travel when health safety permits. 
  • Flexibility in work schedule in order to accommodate time differences between CA and other CI regional offices may be necessary.
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Organization: Conservation International
Deadline: March 28, 2021
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