Senior Conservation Scientist - Supporting Species and Site Work in Africa ~

14 de febrero de 2017

Senior Conservation Scientist - Supporting Species and Site Work in Africa

Reference number: A6720117
Location: Bedfordshire

The RSPB is looking for a talented person to provide scientific support to the Society's species and site conservation work in Africa. The post requires a doctorate in an ecological subject with at least five years experience of working in conservation science, ideally including international experience, and a good track record in scientific publications. You will be required to lead on a number of existing projects on globally threatened bird species in Africa and support work around key sites including as Gola Rainforest (Sierra Leone and Liberia) and the Liben plain (Ethiopia). This will include travel to these sites to undertake field work both directly and to support and train local partners. The post will require the skills to analyse a range of existing datasets using suitable statistical packages and to publish results in peer reviewed scientific literature and good knowledge of issues relating to conservation in Africa, particularly the impact of commodities expansion on tropical forests, will be advantageous. You will be responsible for developing scientific work to support future conservation initiatives by RSPB and BirdLife partners in the region. This is likely to include work with BirdLife partners, and other key collaborators, to conduct strategic global assessments of emerging conservation issues as a means of prioritising future research

You will need to build and maintain relationships with external partners using high standard oral and written communications to influence funding, policy and other key decisions, including representing the RSPB at relevant external meetings. Familiarity with R or SAS and with the BirdLife partnership will be an advantage." 
Starting salary range is £29,507 to £31,966 per annum Hours & contract information
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: 9 March 2017
Interview date: 3 May 2017 How to apply
You can find more information about the role in the downloads below. Please make sure you include reference number A6720117 on any correspondence.
Role Profile (Word 266Kb, requires Microsoft Word)
Additional information (PDF 345Kb, requires Adobe Reader)
Application details (Word 29Kb, requires Microsoft Word)
For questions about this post
Juliet Vickery
01767 693311
Send application details to
Anita McClune
The RSPB, The Lodge, Potton Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL, 01767 693099

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