The Puget Sound Institute is seeking a highly motivated researcher with a background in interdisciplinary environmental science, marine/aquatic resource management, or conservation planning and experience connecting science to policy. The position is housed at the Center for Urban Waters in Tacoma, Washington, and is expected to work on campus but may be eligible for partial teleworking. Preferred start date is January 2022, and the position is funded through December 2023.
This position will support a project funded by the Puget Sound National Estuary Program’s Habitat Strategic Initiative. The primary focus is to synthesize and communicate results of ~100 individual Puget Sound recovery projects funded by a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife grant program since 2016. The successful applicant will evaluate project outcomes in relation to regional recovery strategies and priorities documented in Implementation Strategies and the Action Agenda for Puget Sound. The successful applicant will also work with the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound’s editor, staff writers, and graphic designers to develop communication materials to convey key findings. This work will be performed in a highly collaborative environment in partnership with colleagues from the Puget Sound Partnership, other state agencies, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.