- Gathers data and plans an analysis on the trends of parameters;
- Contributes to the research component of environmental-related studies, policies, projects, initiatives and other materials;
- Produces and maintains precise and timely records of test results;
- Writes articles for the publication of research findings;
- Provides assistance in the implementation of projects on environmental issues including research, preparation of project reports, meeting proceedings, presentations, workshops, conferences and events, including supporting logistical and administrative arrangements;
- Performs other tasks assigned by the Program Manager and/or Executive Director;
- Accomplishes other responsibilities relevant to programs and activities;
- Maintains partnership with partners and develops new partnerships;
- Conducts statistical analysis of data;
- Cooperates in meetings with the Principle Investigator to assess and interpret the validity of data;
- Produces progress reports and presentations.
To become an environmental researcher, one must obtain a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, environmental management, natural sciences, environmental engineering, environmental policy and/or development-related discipline. An advanced degree in the natural sciences or environmental management is an advantage.
- Strong communication and writting skills;
- Excellent analytical skills;
- Comprehensive knowledge of laboratory practices and procedures;
- Capable of implementing research projects;
- Proficient in English, creative and possesses good interpersonal skills;
- Proficient in Computer Office applications;
- Knowledgeable with the use of database or statistical software.
- Demonstrates an efficient capacity in research and data analysis;
- With the ability to meet deadlines and work on multiple projects at a time;
- With the ability to work self-sufficiently;
- Has the ability to work as part of multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams;
- With willingness to work in flexible hours should the need arise.
The monthly salary of an Environmental Researcher may range from PhP19,000 to PhP25,000 or even higher depending on work experience.
With enough experience and advanced educational achievements, an Environment Researcher may step up either as a program or project manager or director. S/he may also choose different specialization in various fields of environmental studies (e.g. Environmental Chemist, Conservation Scientist, Climatologist, Geoscientist, Ecologist, Environmental Analyst and Environmental Impact Assessment Specialist).
Environmental Researchers are needed in different agencies and organizations. They may be in charged of government laboratories, environmental agencies and universities as well as those organisations and consultancies with advocacies concerning environmental issues and problems, and also private industries (i.e. food companies, materials companies consumer products companies pharmaceuticals, chemical companies).
The cost of pursuing a bachelor’s degree in environment-related disciplines varies between public and private schools. In a public university, the tuition fee may range from PhP3,000 – PhP20,000 per semester while in private schools, fees may range from P 12,000 – P60,000 per semester.