High Meadows Post-Doctoral Fellow, China Fisheries

With world attention on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. By focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions. We are one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of approximately 630 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. We operate in 22 geographies with unique projects running across four programs. You will be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and results are a way of life.

High Meadows Post-Doctoral Fellow, China Fisheries


Oceans Program


The Oceans Program is implementing an ambitious global strategy to achieve a global tipping point toward sustainable fisheries. We adopt a broad systems-level perspective, including focus on policy, governance, management, science, markets, social factors, and the interactions among these dimensions and others. Central to our approach is diverse partnerships with government, fishing communities, other NGOs, academic institutions, and other key stakeholders and practitioners. Our growing body of work in China is perhaps the most important component of our global strategy given that China is the most important fishing nation in the world, and exerts considerable influence beyond her borders. A strong scientific foundation is crucial in achieving fishery reforms in China that can be exported internationally.






The High Meadows Post-Doctoral Fellow will be a critical contributor to EDF’s efforts to strengthen scientific partnerships in China and elsewhere, and build the science needed for both near-term and long-term management success. Reporting to the Senior Director, China Fisheries, the Fellow will function as a full member of the China fisheries team within the Oceans Program.  The Fellow will work closely with colleagues in the Oceans Program, China Program, and Fishery Solutions Center in addressing pressing questions related to effects of climate change, ecosystem alteration, and other impacts on fishery resources. The Fellow will also serve as a scientific ambassador for EDF through collaboration with leading experts in China, the U.S., and elsewhere as need and opportunities arise.




The 16-month fellowship will ideally begin in June 2018. If additional funding becomes available it may be possible to extend the fellowship to 24 months. Internally, the selected candidate will belong to a cohort of post-docs at EDF. Continued professional development through mentoring and workshops will be provided.


Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant’s qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.