Looking to take your academic research and apply it to make a meaningful impact to protect rivers? Are you inspired by working with volunteers and on community based monitoring projects? Do you believe that data collected through Community Based Monitoring (CBM) can affect change and influence decision making?
Ottawa Riverkeeper is seeking a creative, personable, and self-starting Research Scientist to join our dynamic team and work directly on our Watershed Health Assessment and Monitoring initiative. Reporting to the Director of Science and Policy, the Research Scientist will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing a CBM program to monitor nutrients (Phosphorus, Chlorophyll-A) in the Ottawa River Watershed.
The Research Scientist will be able to tap into a network of experts to come up with the best protocols. They should be able to design and implement a CBM project by recruiting, training, motivating, and engaging volunteers throughout the Ottawa River Watershed. Working as a key member of the Ottawa Riverkeeper team, this position requires someone who is able to take the lead on a project, feel comfortable making strategic decisions and will require an adaptive approach to project management.
The Research Scientist position offers the opportunity to contribute to Ottawa Riverkeeper’s Watershed Health Assessment and Monitoring initiative, an ambitious, multiple year project that aims to understand watershed ecological health based on examining 14 indicators. The Research Scientist will be expected to participate in assessments and public reports, contribute to Ottawa Riverkeeper’s Open Data Portal and contribute to sharing key findings from these projects in compelling and engaging ways with the broader community.
ABOUT OTTAWA RIVERKEEPER
Ottawa Riverkeeper is a champion and collective voice for the Ottawa River Watershed, providing leadership and inspiration to protect, promote, and improve its ecological health and future. We believe people protect what they love, and are known as an organization that empowers citizens to take action. Ottawa Riverkeeper works to protect your rights to swim, drink, and fish the Ottawa River and its tributaries, and work collaboratively using science to guide our actions. Ottawa Riverkeeper is a licensed member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, an international coalition of over 300 grassroots water protection organizations.
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