NEON Observatory Director/Chief Scientist

Battelle operates the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), which is solely funded by the National Science Foundation. NEON is a 30+ year project designed to provide data for scientists to better understand and forecast the impacts of climate change, land use change and invasive species on continental scale ecology. NEON collects data and samples using a combination of field sampling, sensors, and airborne remote sensing measurements across the US.

The NEON Observatory Director/Chief Scientist will serve as the scientific lead of the Observatory and is responsible for facilitating community-led transformative research using the Observatory platform. This position will lead the Observatory science program through close coordination with the ecological science community and ensure that the Observatory fulfills its scientific and educational mission. In addition, this position will build impactful external activities with collaborators nationally and internationally.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. with at least 15 years of experience and an established record of outstanding scholarly achievement in ecology, advancing ecological thought and managing complex research programs.

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Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, or disability. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

posted: 21 April 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.