Science Fellow - Glyndon, Minnesota

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



15337 28th Avenue South
United States


The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than70 countries, all 50 United States, and your community. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. We are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. to learn more.

We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all.” -Wangari Maathai

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Science Team! This position will help the Science Team tackle the scientific uncertainties around the Conservancy’s priority conservation strategies in Forests, Freshwater and Grasslands, with an emphasis on emerging issues in grassland ecology, such as sustainable grazing and climate adapted restoration practices. This position will add capacity to the Science Team while also providing professional development opportunities for the Fellow.

We seek a Science Fellow who will bring new perspectives and experiences to our team of scientists. The Science Fellow will work alongside a science team with expertise in grassland, forest, and freshwater ecology to bring new evidence to bear on conservation science and practice. The successful candidate will benefit from professional development opportunities, such as networking with Conservancy and partner scientists and applying their expertise to ongoing conservation science projects and learning new techniques and skills.

The successful candidate will assist in many aspects of conservation science, including advising on policy issues, communicating science, conservation planning, managing data, and traditional field research and monitoring projects. During the 18-month position, the Science Fellow will substantially contribute to grassland conservation projects evaluating the role of diversity in climate-adapted restorations, habitat quality for a threatened pollinator, and sustainable grazing metrics. The Science Fellow will have the opportunity to lead field crews and expand their experience with data management and analysis. This position requires a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science related field and 2 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with GIS software and data to create maps
  • Experience conducting surveys, recording data and writing project reports.
  • Experience collecting, manipulating, analyzing and interpreting scientific data.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world with a belief in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancy’s approach to conservation, and want to receive great benefits, including paid vacation, sick and holidays, a 401K retirement savings plan, health and dental insurance plus more, then please visit learn more. Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 47042 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on December 18, 2018.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.