University of Vermont

Taylor Ricketts Lab

Search for Gund Research Coordinator

We are no longer accepting applications at this time (03/01/2012).

The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont (UVM) seeks a Research Coordinator to support our interdisciplinary research and education efforts. We will hire a talented, thoughtful, and organized individual to work closely with the Director in managing all aspects of Institute. Main responsibilities include helping to set strategic directions, working with Institute fellows to develop collaborative grant proposals, coordinating activities among fellows and students, overseeing internal and external communications, and co-managing the Institute’s budget. The Research Coordinator will also have opportunities to participate in Institute projects.

The Gund Institute is an interdisciplinary research center, where faculty and students collaborate widely to understand and help solve complex environmental problems. The institute has a new Director and substantial new resources, so the successful candidate will have an opportunity to shape its future direction. The Institute is part of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at UVM, located in Burlington between the Green and Adirondack Mountains and on the shores of Lake Champlain.

Candidates must have a Master’s degree in ecology, economics, environmental science, or related disciplines, plus at least two years of relevant experience. Expertise in supporting scientific collaborations and managing budgets is required, along with excellent writing, communications, and organizational skills.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three references at (posting #0040285). Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2012 and we anticipate a start date of June 2012. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.