Researcher in Social Sciences for the Fisheries Area; Charles Darwin Foundation

Job Title: 
Researcher in Social Sciences for the Fisheries Area
Job Location: 
Santa Cruz, Galapagos, Ecuador
Full-Time. One year (possibility of renewal)
Application Information: 

Thanks to a recent generous donation of Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Charles Darwin Foundation will open a new research area on social sciences applied to the fishing and marine sciences context of Biomar. Therefore, CDF is seeking to cover different positions with outstanding professionals committed with the conservation of the Galapagos Marine Reserve ecosystems, UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Currently, the Charles Darwin Research Station is carry on interdisciplinary projects with the aim to respond questions with an integral, innovative and participatory approach to understand the fishing socio-environmental system of Galapagos. By this way, CDF will provide scientific information to stakeholders and decision makers to achieve sustainable fisheries in the Galapagos Islands.

The Researcher will develop and implement investigations on social sciences mainly, but not exclusive, about the institutional framework of the governance in the Galapagos Province, with emphasis on the Galapagos Marine Reserve.

The candidate selected will the Researcher in Socio-economics Senior, to whom will report, and with other staff of the marine sciences department. He/She will supervise the work of volunteers and scholars. Also, he/she will develop synergies with the network of local, national and international collaborators of the CDF and will work at narrow coordination with the Galapagos National Park Directorate, fishers and other strategic partners.

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