RSPB: Research Biologist Woodland Birds ~

28 de agosto de 2004

RSPB: Research Biologist Woodland Birds

The RSPB Conservation Science Department
Salary - £19,500 - £23,000 per annum

The RSPB Conservation Science Department is looking for a well-qualified and experienced biologist to work at The Lodge to lead our research work on declining woodland birds. This is an established post and is an exciting opportunity to join a department at the forefront of research into avian conservation and to play a key role in this newly emerging issue.

There are worrying signals that populations of a number of woodland birds are in decline. At present, there are many hypotheses for the declines but little hard information. The key role of this post is to lead the research work to pinpoint some of the key problems and devise solutions.

The RSPB, in collaboration with other organisations, already has a number of projects looking into declining woodland birds and the post holder will be expected to manage these existing projects through to publication. He/she will also be expected to develop new research proposals, build collaborations with other key organisations and seek funding opportunities.

A PhD or equivalent experience in avian ecology is essential as well as experience of ornithological fieldwork, analysis and interpretation of ecological data and scientific writing and reporting. The successful candidate is likely to experienced already in the management of projects and associated staff. A good knowledge of woodland ecology and management, woodland bird census techniques, the ability to identify woodland birds by their songs and bird ringing experience would be an advantage.

For further information and an application pack please contact Mrs Anita McClune, Conservation Science Dept., RSPB, The Lodge, Sandy, Beds SG19 2DL. Or email

Please quote RB1243 on your application form.
The closing date for completed application forms is 17 September 2004 and interviews will be held on 7 October 2004 at the Lodge, Sandy, UK.

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