The Natural Capital Project (NatCap) is a partnership of Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment, University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, The Nature Conservancy, the World Wildlife Fund, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Stockholm Resilience Center. We are pioneering science, technology, and partnerships that enable people and nature to thrive. Among other things, we develop and apply tools (including our flagship software, InVEST) to model and map natural capital and the flow of multiple ecosystem services across land- and seascapes. We seek a creative, collaborative, independent and experienced geographic information systems (GIS) professional to work with an interdisciplinary team based at Stanford University, applying InVEST ecosystem service models in our engagements around the world.
The GIS analyst will be the data and modeling expert in a small project team, often participating in several projects at a time. Primarily, this role includes: running InVEST models; compiling and creating input data for these models and related analyses; creating and maintaining spatial databases; contributing maps, graphics, and text for reports and other publications; and presenting findings to stakeholders. Secondary roles include technical support of internal and external InVEST users, interfacing with software developers for tool development, developing geoprocessing scripts to automate workflows, and developing course material and delivering training to practitioners in the use of NatCap’s approach and tools. The analyst will work both independently and as part of a highly collaborative team. The position is based at NatCap’s offices at Stanford University. It requires excellent technical, organizational, communication, and independent research skills, as well as an aptitude for teamwork and collaboration across disciplines and cultures. The position also involves some travel (typically 4-6 times per year), often to international locations, in order to interface with local partners, stakeholders, researchers, students, and practitioners.
To apply, a cover letter describing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications, as well as a CV or resume are required. If possible, please provide links to examples of geospatial analyses, products or code you have developed. This position is fixed term for one year with possibility of renewal based on performance and programmatic need.
Under general direction, perform advanced spatial data analyses and develop Geographic Information Systems (GIS) products including web-based mapping applications using relevant programming languages.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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