New employment opportunities in natural science in Cape Town, South Africa

C4 EcoSolutions ( and Exploring the Bio-edge ( are employing natural scientists in literature research, data analysis, and the writing of technical reports and semi-popular articles. The positions available are internships for the first year, and full consulting positions from the second year onwards. The consultancy C4 EcoSolutions specialises in ecological restoration, climate change adaptation, validation of carbon credits, nature conservation and community development. The online publication Exploring the Bio-edge promotes environmental awareness through original theorising across the biological spectrum while fostering a spirit of enquiry and an appreciation of nature. Our team of 14 environmental professionals at C4 EcoSolutions is based in Cape Town, South Africa. C4 operates in more than 50 African, Asian-Pacific and Caribbean countries and its main clients include UNDP, UNEP, IFAD, GIZ and World Bank Group. Exploring the Bio-edge is read online worldwide.

Applicants for internships need a degree in natural science and skill in writing English.

Exploring the Bio-edge demands lateral thinking, a deep interest in natural history, and an innovative presentation of biology. Successful applicants for this semi-popular media initiative will be able to: i) combine a courageous scientific spirit with cognitive rigour; ii) set new standards in creativity and artfulness; iii) cross disciplinary boundaries conceptually and in literature searches; and iv) proofread expertly. Proficiency in electronic media is essential and experience in online marketing will be advantageous.

Remuneration will be in line with salaries for environmental professionals in Cape Town. Overseas applicants considering moving to Cape Town might note that Cape Town was rated: i) partly in terms of ‘value for money’, as the “Best World City” in the Telegraph Travel Awards of 2008; and ii) as the number one place to visit in the world by the New York Times in 2014 (see Contracts of remote work via Skype and email will be considered.

Please email to apply. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed via Skype and tested for proficiency in writing.