Wildlife Conservation Society Job Vacancy: Conservation Geneticist Specialist, Bogor - West Java, Indonesian

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has a distinguished history of scientists exploring and saving wildlife in some of the most remote and wild places remaining on Earth. The Wildlife Conservation Society Indonesia Program (WCS-IP) has significantly grown over the last decades, and contributed substantially to the conservation of biodiversity in Indonesia. WCS-IP currently has programs focusing on Sumatra, Sulawesi, Marine and Illegal Wildlife Trade. In order to achieve our overall goal of saving wildlife and wild places in Indonesia, we aim to protect threatened species and their habitat through working with government agencies, civil society organizations, private sector and local communities.

Within Sumatra, WCS focuses on landscape-level conservation around Gunung Leuser National Park and Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, which form part of the World Heritage Site, Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra. WCS also has activities in Way Kambas National Park. Together, these three sites contain the majority of the remaining populations of Sumatran Rhino in Indonesia, and are very important for Tiger, Elephant and Orangutans. WCS also works in Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park in Sulawesi. WCS is present in Rote Island, as part of a freshwater turtle initiative and in East Kalimantan, as part of a Siamese crocodile project. These PAs and their landscapes face serious threats, including encroachment, poaching, illegal logging, and mining, leading to habitat loss and overall ecosystem degradation. In the same time, the species WCS-IP trying to protect within those landscapes are being threatened by illegal trafficking and/or pet trade. New approach of molecular genetics can alleviate some of those threats and is a great complementary of the current and past effort WCS-IP has invested in those landscapes.

The Conservation Geneticist Specialist will be a team member of the Science Unit, being responsible for wildlife genetics research conducted in WCS-IP. He/She will collaborate with the University of Indonesia’s Department of Biology Genetics Lab and will be responsible for:

The position will be based in Bogor (WCS-IP) and Depok (UI), with trips to the field to provide technical advice and capacity building support, as needed. The Conservation Geneticist Specialist will work under the general supervision of the Senior Species Conservation Specialist and work closely with other colleagues within Science Unit as a team.

Position: Conservation Geneticist Specialist
Based in: Bogor
Reports to: Senior Species Conservation Specialist

For more detailed information about Wildlife Conservation Society – Indonesia Program, the position and how to apply, please visit our website at: CLICK HERE

When you are interested on the above position and consider that you possess the necessary qualification, please submit your job application consisting of updated curriculum vitae, expected salary, three professional references and a cover letter explaining your interest towards this work and/or this organization to wcsindonesia@wcs.org.

Please fill the “subject” column of the e-mails in this format “ Conservation Geneticist Specialist"_(name of candidate)

Deadline: May 9th, 2019

No correspondence, only short-listed candidates will be notified