ELAW Job Scientist

Job Announcement - ELAW Staff Scientist 


The Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) seeks a skilled scientist to join its team in Eugene, Oregon. Our three scientists hold PhDs in biochemistry, marine ecology, and geography, and they work with other professionals on our US team to support a deep and wide portfolio of work by public interest lawyers around the world to protect ecosystems, prevent pollution, and defend the human right to a healthy environment. We hope to augment their substantial experience and further build our technical team. Our science team helps public interest lawyers interpret technical information to use in their advocacy and to help their clients and NGO partners participate effectively in decisions that affect their ecosystems and communities.

The qualified candidate will have an advanced degree in a field that adds unique value to our team, a strong commitment to environmental justice, and experience working with lawyers. Fluency in English is required, and additional language skills are strongly preferred.  

ELAW does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, disability, socio-economic background, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, national origin, ancestry, status with regards to public assistance, or immigration status. ELAW is committed to justice and equity and our outreach, recruitment, and hiring practices reflect our commitment to actively developing the skills of a diverse community.

Please submit a resume, expression of interest, and 2-3 references by January 31, 2021.  

Compensation is DOE, and benefits are extremely competitive. 

Send questions to elawjobs@elaw.org.  No phone calls, please.

Files must be less than 20 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.

ELAW is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. ELAW collects demographic information from applicants to help us understand whether employment opportunities are reaching candidates whose  identities have been historically under-represented in the environmental movement. Providing this demographic information is voluntary and there will be no impact on your application if you choose not to answer any of these questions. Information will be kept confidential to the extent permitted by law.