Research Associate


The American Wind Wildlife Institute is a growing non-profit organization whose mission is to advance responsible development of wind energy while also protecting wildlife and wildlife habitat. AWWI is currently seeking a full-time research associate for immediate hire to support the Director of Research and Evaluation in the implementation of our robust, solution-focused research and mitigation programs.

Job Description
Research Associate
Reports to: Program Manager, in close coordination with the Director of Research and Evaluation Responsibilities may include:

  • Conducting literature reviews to support the development of white papers and fact sheets to further inform AWWI’s understanding of the state of the science and policy related to wind-wildlife issues
  • Managing a robust database of wind-wildlife research
  • Supporting AWWI’s research grant program including coordinating review of research proposals and tracking the status of funded research
  • Coordinating the peer review of AWWI reports and other products
  • Assisting in the preparation of presentations to be given by the Director of Research and Evaluation on AWWI’s work
  • Coordinating with communications and fundraising staff about the status of researchefforts

    AWWI’s current priorities, which the Research Associate will be actively involved in, include:

    • Development of a Research Information System (RIS)
    • Eagle Initiative
    • Investigator-initiated research
    • Risk and Uncertainty in Renewable Energy Siting and Climate Change


      We are seeking applicants with the following minimum qualifications:

      • Undergraduate degrees with a major in wildlife biology, ecology, or related discipline
      • Ability to understand and synthesize complex scientific papers and articles related to

        wildlife ecology/management

      • Strong writing, analytic, and communications skills
      • Ability to work as part of a team and independently and to develop proposals for next


      • Ability to work under time constraints and produce high-quality work
  • Subject matter knowledge of wind or renewable energy, wildlife ecology, and/or environmental and conservation issues
  • Experience working in Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems
  • Location
  • The position will be located in Washington, DC.

    About AWWI

    AWWI has a two-part mission: to facilitate timely and responsible development of wind energy while protecting wildlife and wildlife habitat. AWWI was created and is sustained by a unique collaboration of conservation NGOs, state wildlife agencies, and wind industry leaders. Our purpose is to help lay the scientific groundwork and best practices for wind farm siting and operations through targeted initiatives including wind-wildlife research, landscape assessment, mitigation, and education. AWWI is non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and was formed in 2008.


    Please send a cover letter, a resume, names and contact information for three references, and a short scientific writing sample to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone or written inquiries please.

    AWWI is is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, color, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws.

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