ENGINEER, SCIENTIST, MAKER, HACKER, SUPER HERO

Conservation X Labs is always searching for extraordinarily creative and technologically literate individuals who are passionate about conservation.  We are looking for synthetic biologists, microbiologists, biomedical engineers, electrical engineers, geospatial analysts, data scientists, machine vision and learning experts, behavioral economists, coders (web & application), and bioinformatics experts.  As our work is moving into technology acceleration and scale, we seek individuals with experience in building funds, technology incubation and acceleration, and product development.  In particular, we are looking for smart, iconoclastic, impact-oriented, intensively curious, annoyingly-optimistic, driven polymaths, with a deep passion for technology and conservation.

We want our applicants to be individuals who want to disrupt conservation to improve it. We are looking for those who have dared mighty things by trying a path that others have not chosen.  Who have failed, but have learned from failure and risk, and whose faces are marred by dust and sweat and blood.  Who like to experiment, to make things, to hack things, to test things, and to break things (particularly dogmatic approaches to conservation).  If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you at daremightythings@conservationxlabs.org.

 

Current open positions

Conservation X Labs' innovation team is hiring!

We have a 6 month consultancy position available for a DC-based Innovation & Science Program Consultant. This may evolve into a longer term position. This person will be responsible for helping Conservation X Labs (CXL) & the USDA Agricultural Research Service Innovation Division - ARS X - run an internal competition to source and reward novel, creative, transformative ideas. Duties include co-designing & implementing an open-innovation competition exclusively for ARS scientists around emerging agricultural pests and pathogens, such those evolving into new habitats and ecological roles with climate change.

Specifically, the innovation and science program officer will help design the application and evaluation materials; arrange and leading regular interactions/meetings with federal and non-federal scientists and technologists; work with a marketing coordinator and ARS leadership to write an effective strategy to recruit scientists to participate in the competition; help identify and manage a high-level review panel; and design and run a final event to incubate the best ideas that come out of the competition. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to daremightythings@conservationxlabs.org with “Science and Innovation Program Officer Application” in the subject line.

 

Find Green is looking for a Social Media and Marketing Intern. Find Green, a CXL-supported and fiscally sponsored initiative, is a start-up with a mission to empower consumers to shift businesses toward sustainable practices. Find Green is launching the first ever app that enables consumers to find, compare and rate businesses based on their green practices. Please contact marietherese@oneminuteforearth.org and leahkarrer@gmail.com with an expression of interest, including your relevant background by September 15, 2019.


Open REquests for Proposals (RFP)

Conservation X Labs is not seeking any contractor requests for proposals at this time. We will update this page as those opportunities become available. Thank you for your interest!