Job posting: nonprofit Natural Resource Data Scientist, PNW United States

Position Title: Natural Resource Data Scientist @ Ecotrust

Location: Portland, OR (or remotely from Oregon, Washington, California, or Alaska)

Application Deadline: February 4, 2022

Anticipated Start Date: March 15, 2022

Salary Range: $86,000 – $106,000

Job Summary

The Natural Resource Data Scientist (NRDS) is responsible for leading applied, collaborative, and reproducible research related to monitoring, predicting, and communicating the conditions of natural resources and the potential environmental, economic, and equity impacts of management and conservation activities. They will oversee and contribute to partnership building and fundraising for complex, multi-year, collaborative efforts drawing heavily on emerging best practices in co-production and research justice, combining analytical expertise and fluency in communicating technical work to diverse audiences. The NRDS will work closely with the Forests & Ecosystem Services and Knowledge Systems teams at Ecotrust.

Who you are

You bring a love of data, coding, predictive modeling, and ecosystem science along with a commitment to drive radical, practical change, to collaborate with humility, to enable others, and to put equity at the center of your work. You weave together expertise in Python programming, geospatial and/or image analysis, and computing to deliver actionable research. You can flex expertise in data science, developing rigorous analytical workflows to acquire, clean, and interpret data using open-source tools and techniques, tempered with humility, appreciation, and interest in learning from and honoring multiple ways of knowing. You are eager to learn from others and collaborate, and are motivated to ensure your work contributes to broader efforts at Ecotrust and with our partners to advance Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination, to identify and address racial disparities, and to make a meaningful impact in terms of land, water, and climate justice.

This is a full-time position, based out of Portland, OR or remotely from anywhere in Oregon, California, Washington, or Alaska. It will require moderate travel. Read more about the position and how to apply here.

Learn more about this position: Info session Wednesday, January 26 @ 12 pm PST

Ecotrust is hosting an informational session about this position on January 26 at 12pm. You can join the session by calling in:

  • Click this link to join by computer audio/video (no video of potential candidates, only for Ecotrust hosts):
  • Dial this number to join by phone: +1(669)900-6833
  • Meeting ID: 860 6488 7324

If you will be unable to join, you may also submit questions to David Diaz at ahead of time. We will record the session and post the recording to the Ecotrust website shortly afterwards.