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New Research Associate Position Available

November 21, 2019

Are you interested in the intersection of ocean science and policy and want to be part of building solutions for current and future ocean issues? If so, the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions invites you to apply as a Research Associate to enhance our research capacity within our portfolio of collaborative projects.

The Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions (COS) catalyzes research innovation and action to improve the health of the oceans for the people who depend on them the most. COS draws on Stanford’s broad expertise in ocean science and in the many other disciplines crucial to developing ocean solutions including engineering, computer science, political science, law, design and business. Our core team of researchers partner with other research institutions, national and international non-governmental organizations, businesses and governments, as well as established and emerging leaders in the data revolution.

Research Associate  

The Research Associate (RA) will be responsible for leading innovative research and actively engaging in the development and implementation of COS’ work on key initiatives including: Oceans & Food Security, Sustainable Ocean Economies, Small-scale Fisheries & Technology, Managing Ocean Risk, and Curbing Illegal Fishing. Consistent with the mission of COS, we seek a person with experience and/or interest in both advancing research frontiers and addressing real-world challenges of sustainability in coastal and ocean environments. We seek a creative individual with expertise in resource economics, policy or law and the ability to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams on cross-cutting issues.

This is a full-time, two-year appointment that will be renewed biennially based on performance. The Research Associate will be based at either our Palo Alto office at Stanford University or our Monterey office at Hopkins Marine Station. The salary and benefits are competitive within the field and are based on candidate experience. Future opportunity for advancement to Senior Research Associate is possible with exceptional performance and availability of funding.

To Apply: To be considered, interested candidates will provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for references to Stanford Careers website, job identification number 85496, at

Applications will be reviewed beginning on January 6th. The position will remain open until filled. 


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Nicole Kravec
Communications Manager