Conservation X Labs is hiring a RESEARCH ASSISTANT, FULL TIME 1-YEAR TERM POSITION Approximate start date: January 2, 2018 Application deadline: We will start reviewing applications on December 20th and close the position on December 31, 2017.
Location: Washington, D.C.
Annual salary: $36,000
Duration: 1-year term, renewal depending on funding.
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Conservation X Labs is hiring! We are looking for an exceptional, conservation-minded team-player to join our dynamic company and organization. The “X” in our name means “Exponential” — our mission is to harness exponential technologies, open innovation, and entrepreneurship to dramatically improve the efficacy, cost, speed, scale, and sustainability of conservation efforts to end human induced extinction.
We are an optimistic, passionate, forward-looking, and mission-oriented organization set to transform the approaches to solving conservation problems.
We seek a detail-oriented Research Assistant who will help with academic research, analysis, writing, and publication of both peer-reviewed publications and white-papers based on thorough reviews and syntheses of scientific and technical publications. A percentage of the Research Assistant’s time will be devoted to activities as needed to organize events. The ideal candidate will have an academic background in emerging technologies, international development, conservation biology, limnology, marine biology, oceanography, ecology, or a similar scientific field with a demonstrated understanding of water and conservation issues.
Roles and Responsibilities:
The Research Assistant will work closely with the staff and partners of Conservation X Labs to research, synthesize, write, and edit research papers, mapping the potential innovation space, as well as perform necessary duties to plan and organize events, meetings, and workshops. The Research Assistant will be responsible for researching and writing materials that Conservation X Labs will use to launch challenge and prize competitions, status reports, digital content, and published articles. The final products authored or co-authored by the Research Assistant will be publicly available as peer-reviewed papers, white papers, reports, or web content like social media or blog pieces.
Research the landscape of problems and solutions within the broad category of water and conservation, advanced cooling technologies for the developing world, accelerating adaptation for coral reefs, and emerging areas of science & technology. The candidate will organize, write, and edit a landscape analysis report on the topics.
Identify and interview experts and leading innovators in the relevant fields to incorporate their expertise into the written documents.
Communicate with partners and venues to organize logistics for events, meetings, and workshops hosted by Conservation X Labs.
Promote Conservation X Labs and member projects for social media, and for other relevant media.
Support the Conservation X Labs team to facilitate other organizational programming and projects.