Employment Opportunities

Lead Resident Scientist

OTS is seeking an Lead Resident Scientist for its research stations.  Based at La Selva Research Station, the position is a two-year appointment with the possibility of extension.  The successful candidate will be the point of contact for visiting groups, researchers, and VIPs; will serve as the ambassador of science for OTS in Costa Rica; will help coordinate research activities at the stations; and will have a negotiable percentage of dedicated time available for his/her own research program. OTS seeks applicants who have earned a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, environmental science, or a related field.  Post-doctoral experience is preferred but not required.  Successful applicants will have a record of integrating fieldwork with modern scientific techniques, a motivation to stay current with the scientific literature and new approaches, proficiency in both English and Spanish with strong writing skills in one if not both languages, and strong people skills.  Evidence of grantsmanship, an active research program in Costa Rica, and/or outreach experience preferred.  Applicants should submit a cover letter summarizing pertinent experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to the chair of the search committee, Chelsea Ward. The position is open, and the review and consideration of submissions will begin on March 15, 2020.

The Organization for Tropical Studies is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.