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The Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of Minnesota seeks a Research Scholar in Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services. This position is part of a cluster hire to enhance the capacity of the University of Minnesota, through the IonE, to pursue interdisciplinary and collaborative research that advances sustainable systems through community-engaged and societally impactful scholarship. As part of the cluster hire, we seek a Research Scholar in Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services to develop an externally funded program on the study of natural capital and ecosystem services, and its application to decision-making. The work will be embedded in The Natural Capital Project (NatCap), a partnership between the University of Minnesota, Stanford University, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Stockholm Resilience Center, The Nature Conservancy, and the World Wildlife Fund. Applicants must have expertise within the natural capital realm that is rooted in an interdisciplinary approach.
The Research Scholar will lead a research program focused on natural capital and ecosystem services, related to sustainable development, conservation, and/or land and water management decisions. This research should strive to articulate connections between decision-making, impacts on socio-ecological systems, and value to people.
The Research Scholar would be responsible for designing and developing project strategy, serving as the Principal Investigator on sponsored and non-sponsored awards, assuming fiduciary responsibilities for the budgets of funded projects, and supervising a team of research scientists. The Research Scholar would help integrate other UMN personnel into the NatCap partnership and work across programs to support Institute-wide research development, budgeting, external partnerships, and IonE-wide strategic projects such as Impact Goals. The person in this role would also take responsibility for helping to catalyze the UMN/IonE community of faculty, staff, and students toward high-impact interdisciplinary research with the Natural Capital Project.
We are looking for colleagues at any career stage who will establish long-term careers at the intersection of original scholarship and translational science, with an emphasis on team science and collaboration that includes other members of the IonE and Natural Capital Project communities. Successful candidates will be expected to establish an externally funded research program that partially supports their salary (>50% external funding) and supports other researchers.
This is a condensed job advertisement; to learn more and apply visit the University of Minnesota Employment website and search for job ID 347369. Application reviews will begin on May 23, 2022 and the job will close on June 1, 2022 and all applications submitted by this date will be considered.
The Natural Capital Project envisions a world where all people thrive, but this cannot be achieved without equity, justice, and respect for one another and the environment that sustains us. We aim to make our workplace inclusive of diverse perspectives and people by promoting an equitable environment that values and respects the uniqueness of all members of our organization. We welcome people of all intersecting identities at NatCap. We strongly encourage applicants from historically underrepresented and/or marginalized groups to apply.
As the Global Science Research Fellow, you will work with Nature-based Solutions Measurement and Evaluation Team (NbS M&E Team) and country teams to evaluate the contributions of nature to people associated with our conservation strategies and management. You will use a variety of qualitative and quantitative assessment tools, including modeling tools using remotely sensed data and information about benefits as defined by local communities, to evaluate the benefits over the life of the project.
As the Global Science Research Fellow, you play a key role in the Natural Capital Project partnership (Stanford University, University of Minnesota, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Stockholm Resilience Center, The Nature Conservancy, WWF) , an effort to map, measure, and value nature's contributions to people using a diverse portfolio of modeling tools. You will be expected to collaborate with researchers from the Natural Capital Project and leverage the deep knowledge of the partnership to design and implement a research program to evaluate nature’s contributions to people across the Bezos Environmental Fund project sites. You will report directly to the WWF Chief Scientist.
Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #22149
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