Opportunity: Conservation Technology Field Scientist

Conservación Amazónica is now accepting applications for a Conservation Technology Field Scientist to join their team to overseeing a conservation technology hub at Los Amigos Biological Station, Peru.

This position will begin as soon as possible. Interested qualified candidates should send CVs and
cover letters, indicating salary expectations and including three former employer’s contacts or references.

Send application materials to [email protected] until May 15, 2021.

Date published: 2021/05/03

Conservación Amazónica-ACCA is searching for a Conservation Technology Field Scientist to oversee
a conservation technology hub at Los Amigos Biological Station, Peru. This unique position offers the
opportunity to work in the Amazon Rainforest and develop techniques and approaches to save it in
collaboration with leading scientists. We are looking for a passionate professional with strong
leadership and vision. This a career-building opportunity for an ambitious person who will take the
initiative to bring in new funding, develop new projects and play the key role in determining the future
of this effort.

This position will lead a consortia of academic and research institutions and will work closely with field
teams and managers linked to the design of field research schemes and development of technology
hardware and software platforms. The scientist will launch the new Los Amigos Conservation
Technology Hub with engaging scientists from around the world seeking to test new conservation
methods with a view to scaling advances to other conservation areas.

The candidate should have experience implementing technologies in the field. Experience with data
management, GIS, and remote sensing are also helpful. In addition, he/she will perform a wide range
of activities to benefit the implementation and execution of the Hubs’ technological projects.

Qualifications

• Professional related to engineering and technological careers. A BSc in a related field is required -
an MSc or PhD preferred.

• A genuine interest in the applied conservation of tropical forests

• Excellent interpersonal treatment and communication skills with people from different socio-
cultural contexts

• Solution-minded and motivation to learn technical skills

• Previous experience working in remote and basic field conditions in tropical humid forest

• An independent self-starter with a readiness to learn and collaborate.

• Willingness to learn major project fund-raising methods and to apply them

• Highly developed work ethic

Location and Team

The position will be based at Los Amigos Biological Station, one of the most biodiverse locations in the
World - in the heart of the southern Peruvian Amazon, Madre de Dios region.

He/she will coordinate with satellite monitoring experts, park rangers and conservation scientists from
ACCA staff, donors and international partners, as well as the technological consortium members, which
is formed by prestigious organizations and outstanding researchers like: PhD Adrian Forsyth, ACCA
founder; PhD Miles Silman, from Wake Forest University; PhD Roland Kays; and PhD Andrew Whitworth,
Osa Conservation Executive Director and Research Scientist at The University of Glasgow.

Apply Now!

This position will begin as soon as possible. Interested qualified candidates should send CVs and
cover letters, indicating salary expectations and including three former employer’s contacts or references.

Send application materials to [email protected] until May 15, 2021.

View the full position listing in Spanish in the document below.

Científico de Campo en Tecnologías para la Conservación

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