Environmental Research Scientist

Teatown Lake Reservation

Ossining, New York

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $50,000-$55,000 per year
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Summary of Position: Manages grant application process and assists with research and analysis for Teatown’s Science and Outreach Department.

Reporting To: Director of Science and Outreach

Salary: $50,000 - $55,000 per year

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identifies suitable grant opportunities to help fund Teatown’s scientific research and management priorities.
  • Manages the grant process from identification, application, and required follow ups in partnership with Teatown’s grants consultant.
  • Leads volunteers and interns to increase research and citizen science capacity.
  • Assists the Director of Science and Outreach in teaching and mentoring activities, including the Teatown Environmental Science Academy (TESA)
  • May be asked to represent Teatown at regional partnerships, including the Environmental Management and Monitoring Alliance (EMMA) and the Lower
    Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM)
  • Conducts ecological monitoring on the preserve in line with expertise.
  • Communicates and coordinates with other staff about ongoing science research and monitoring on the preserve.
  • Participates in public presentations, panels, and professional development.
  • Writes management plans and reports as needed.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in the field of ecology, conservation biology, natural resources management, environmental science, or related field (PhD preferred).
  • Proficiency with environmental research including study design, data collection and analysis, and written and oral presentation.
  • Experience with management planning aligned with biological conservation goals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Experience with GIS.
  • Familiarity with northeastern plants and animals, early successional habitats, or aquatic systems preferred.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in groups.
  • Experience working with students and the public.

This is a full-time salaried position with a regular work week of Monday-Friday, 7 hours a day, with weekend and evening work required on occasion. Benefits include health, vision, dental, and life insurance as well as a 403(b)-retirement plan.


To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Danielle Begley-Miller, PhD at dbegley-miller@teatown.org . No phone calls please.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Admin & Leadership, Ecology
Tags GIS, Outreach