Associate Scientist on Freshwater Health Index


Job Title: Associate Scientist

Based in: Singapore

Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.



Conservation International is seeking to hire an Associate Scientist in its Singapore office to manage the implementation of a new tool, the Freshwater Health Index. The Associate Scientist will join CI’s renowned Moore Center for Science and will work under the supervision of the Director for Hydroinformatics, also based in Singapore, but will be part of a global team of applied scientists working at the intersection of conservation and development. This position will focus primarily on a new application of the Freshwater Health Index in priorities countries including China, and will be responsible for implementing the tool, working with in-country technical collaborators, and contributing to innovations and publications regarding the methods developed. Qualified candidates will have at least a Master’s degree in water resource management, environmental engineering, freshwater ecology, or a similar scientific field, along with advanced proficiency in GIS and statistical software.



- Manage implementation of the Freshwater Health Index and work with external collaborators (e.g., universities, research institutes) to apply and refine the Freshwater Health Index

- Refine models and tools being developed for Freshwater Health Index and participate in training local resources on them.

- Write reports and develop materials for internal decision makers and external stakeholders. Lead or contribute to 2 or more publications per year in peer-reviewed and highly visible scientific journals.

- Provide analytical support on other projects as directed, in support of the broader goals for the Nature’s Values & Priorities program.

- As directed, manage or assist in managing technical partnerships within CI and external organizations.  Create detailed information and analyses to guide partners in their decision making.

- Other duties as assigned by supervisor



- This position is based in Conservation International's Singapore office

- Some travel - up to 25% may be necessary.

- Flexibility in work schedule in order to accommodate time differences between Conservation International's Arlington, VA office and the region may be necessary.

- This is a fixed term position.




- Master’s degree in water resource management/environmental engineering/ freshwater science or similar field

- 4-6 years work experience in scientific research and/or managing conservation or research projects or initiatives.

- Proven ability in successfully interpreting and applying scientific information, data, models and approaches to achieve practical results.

- Proven track record in managing projects.

- Demonstrated scientific writing experience, including scientific reports and/or publications.

- Proven ability to work in a team environment and work well across cultures as well as within and across organizations.

- Knowledgeable in modelling and monitoring approaches used for water resource management.

- Advanced proficiency in GIS and statistical software are required.



- PhD in water resource management/environmental engineering/ freshwater science or similar field

- Proficiency in oral/written Mandarin Chinese