We’re looking for an interdisciplinary thinker who is good at discerning and articulating a compelling narrative of scientific research in a wide range of fields, including forest ecology, reforestation, assisted natural regeneration, as well as remote sensing, machine learning, and large ecological models. This is a special individual who can grasp scientific papers and who can write well. The work will mainly involve writing and editing grants for submission to scientific agencies, such as NSF and USDA, so some familiarity with the culture and administrative structures of those organizations would be ideal. What’s most important is that the candidate be able to read a stack of scientific papers or listen to some scientists talk, and then work independently to synthesize the research into a strong story around what has been done, what still needs to be done, and why it is important.
- A current understanding or the ability and desire to learn quickly about several scientific disciplines, such as landscape ecology, ecological simulation, machine learning, and remote sensing.
- Superb writing skills.
- At least some familiarity with writing grant applications.
- A deep love for nature and desire to help build a more integrated future for humanity within it.