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21 de octubre de 2022

Puesto en remoto como ecólogo espacial jugando con datos de avifauna británica

Oferta compartida por Cristina

Research Ecologist

Location: Bangor, Gwynedd, United Kingdom
Earnings: £25,828 rising to £28,698 over 2 years

The BTO is seeking an excellent quantitative and spatial ecologist for a two-year post to work in our Science Department based in our BTO Cymru office in Bangor.
BTO Cymru was established in April 2011 and publicly launched at the Royal Welsh Show in summer 2011. In October 2011 office premises were established in the building occupied by the School of the Environment, Natural Resources and Geography at Bangor University, providing good links to the University of Bangor, scientific and conservation staff working for Natural Resources Wales and conservation charities such as RSPB. The office presently supports four staff: the Development Coordinator responsible for building and supporting the Welsh volunteer and supporter networks; two Research Ecologists and the Senior Ecologist, working closely with other regional BTO offices and the science and management teams within BTO; setting the direction for BTO’s science agenda for BTO Cymru, and linking the science teams across the BTO with funders and partners in Wales.

The successful applicant will be expected to work on a range of projects, often applied or advisory, particularly on Welsh projects but also more widely across the BTO’s Country Office research teams. The post will require adaptability, the ability to communicate and work with a wide range of partners including BTO members and volunteers; and an understanding of the different needs of these groups. The successful applicant will be able to apply and develop new applications of statistical techniques to large-scale extensive datasets; learning and implementing new methods of statistical analysis and modelling as necessary. Complementary skills are also required, including familiarity with the principles of survey design, a good understanding of the principles of population processes, particularly of birds; a good knowledge of British avifauna and their ecology, and practical field research experience including good identification skills.

Working in BTO’s country offices provides a particularly wide set of opportunities and challenges to our staff. Opportunities may include joining the Development Coordinator and Senior Ecologist in communicating BTO research findings effectively to professional and public audiences across Wales, attending key external meetings and participating in the promotion of the Trust’s research portfolio within Wales. Challenges include maintaining close working relationships with other BTO scientists in our Northern Ireland, Scotland and England (Thetford) offices, and self-motivation within a small staff team and with a broad portfolio of responsibilities with the potential to require careful management of time and work schedules / deadlines.

This position is based at our BTO Cymru office in Bangor, Wales, although you will be able to work from home part of the time on a hybrid working regime if preferred.

You can read the full role description by clicking on the role description under 'supporting documents' in the job details on our careers page. Please contact us if you are not sure if you meet all the criteria for the role and would like to discuss the role in more detail.

£25,828 rising to £28,698 over 2 years
Annual leave entitlement on starting is 25 days plus bank holidays (pro rata if part time).
Life assurance (four times salary)
11% employer pension contribution
Employee Assistance Programme
Retail discounts and Cycle to work scheme
Discounts on BTO books
Flexible working

Closing date for receipt of applications is 9am Thursday 27th October and Interviews will be held remotely on Tuesday 8th November
If you have any questions, please contact recruitment@bto.org

If you have a disability or long-term illness that otherwise prevents you from meeting any of the essential criteria, please contact us to discuss whether a reasonable adjustment could be made.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

We recognise that candidates from minority ethnic groups are under-represented in our organisation, and that there are often additional barriers present for people from these groups when applying for roles in the charity sector and beyond. We are committed to taking positive action to expand the diversity of our staff team, and if you meet the essential criteria for a role and are from a minority ethnic background, you'll be guaranteed a first stage interview.
Charity No. 216652 (E&W); SC039193 (Scotland)

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