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Lead Ecological Data Scientist


Bern, Switzerland / Remote





What You’ll Do

We are working on ways to collect large scale ecosystem data with a focus on biodiversity, and are looking for a lead data scientist with ecosystem modelling experience to help us break this data down into meaningful metrics and images and communicate it clearly.

Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of ecological analysis of a variety of data streams, including species detections (from multiple data sources and methods) and GIS data from satellite and UAV imagery.

  • Direct the high resolution modelling of biodiversity and species distribution from project scale data from coastal wetland restoration projects

  • Assist in visualising and communicating the biodiversity impacts of restoration projects

Who You Are


  • At least a University degree in a relevant field (e.g. Ecology, Data science) or a broader field with evidence of sufficient relevant experience

  • Relevant work experience, although we also love to see experience developed from hobbies and side projects!

  • Excellent written and oral command of English; other languages are a plus

  • Experience in species distribution modelling/ecological niche modelling


  • Experience in modelling coastal ecosystems, ideally with mangroves

  • Experience in machine learning and classification applied to ecological problems

  • GIS skills, preferably in coastal or intertidal areas and familiarity with available datasets

  • Experience working in international teams and are open to travel occasionally

  • A “getting stuff done” mentality and flexibility to jump in and learn new things when needed

  • Innate curiosity and initiative to push things further and explore alternative solutions, keeping the big picture in sight

  • Enthusiastic about commitments to climate change mitigation and biodiversity

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