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Dolan Fellow for Innovative Water Research

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The Center for Academy Science's Patrick Center for Environmental Research seeks an innovative post-doctoral scientist to further its mission in watershed ecology and human-induced impacts. We seek a visionary scientist who can bridge the boundaries between ecological, biogeochemical, physical science, and social change to increase and enhance environmental quality. Topical areas of interest include coupled human-nonhuman ecological systems, urban ecology, integrated ecological systems, environmental-ecology outreach, and policy change. Demonstrated capacity for interdisciplinary work involving ecological sciences and human dimensions and communicating with different audiences.


PhD in ecology, environmental science or related fields. A minimum of 1 year experience.
Background in various aspects of Watershed science and management (i.e., biological, chemical, ecological, sociological, political).
Skills within sustainable drivers of environmental change.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Essential Functions

Actively participate in the planning and implementation of the Academy's and CAS's Strategic Plan.
Interact with Academy and University scientists and faculty
Develop proposals, projects, and team building across units of the Academy and Drexel University.
Actively participate in the planning and implementation of the Academy's and CAS's Strategic Plan.
Actively participate as needed in research and consulting with Patrick Center project teams.
Assist with scientific papers, project reports, and proposals
Be a spokesperson for watershed work at the Academy.
Be a thought leader in the new programs at ANS and CAS.

The Patrick Center for Environmental Research, is the environmental research center in the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. The Academy is a private nonprofit organization founded in 1812 that seeks to expand knowledge of nature through discovery and to inspire stewardship of the environment.

The Academy has an extensive historical collection of flora and fauna from around the world. For more than 40 years, interdisciplinary research teams within the Patrick Center have been developing improved solutions for protecting and restoring watersheds. The Patrick Center has ~50 staff members and an annual budget over $2.6 M. For more information about the Patrick Center and its research programs, visit The Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.