The Applied Scientist I collects and manages necessary ecological and socio-economic data for systematic conservation planning. They prioritize conservation areas and actions, and provide strategic guidance and technical leadership for conservation initiatives. The Applied Scientist I designs and conducts scientific research, records and analyzes data, writes reports and develops proposals in order to administer and coordinate conservation programs within a conservation or business unit.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
- Provide technical and scientific support in the project planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation, with a focus on applications and innovations on methodology, modelling tools, data analysis and report writing.
- Design, manage and oversee scientific projects and coordinate the work of other professionals within and outside the organization.
- Perform fieldwork including ecosystem assessment and field monitoring.
- Deliver tools, biodiversity data, field services and training to staff and partners.
- Conduct literature reviews, summarize case studies and best practices, develop standards, guidance and training materials that can be applied in Chinese context
- Publish peer reviewed scientific papers and books/guidelines.
- May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, in hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.