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Norman Ratcliffe, May 23, 2013

Dear member

I'd like to draw your attention to the following PDRA job opportunity that has just been announced. Please forward to any candidates you think might be suitable.

Many thanks


Dr. Norman Ratcliffe Seabird Ecologist British Antarctic Survey High Cross Madingley Road Cambride CB3 0ET Tel: +44 (0)1223 221219

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, aims to undertake a world-class programme of scientific research, and to sustain for the UK an active and influential regional presence and a leadership role in Antarctic affairs.

We are looking to appoint a PDRA Penguin Ecologist, to model seasonal distribution of macaroni penguins from South Georgia, Crozet and Kerguelen from tracking data and use this information to identify candidate marine protected areas.

The successful applicant will spend the first year working at BAS in Cambridge, UK, and in the second year will relocate to CEBC-CNRS in Chize France. Exchange visits to Chize during the first year and to Cambridge in the second year will be required to progress the science and build the partnership. The post-holder will therefore require considerable flexibility in their working location but their reward will be the opportunity to learn and work within these two centres of excellence in seabird research.

Qualifications: PhD in biological science

Duration: 2 Years Fixed - term Appointment

Salary: Salary will be in the range of £26,450 to £29,710 per annum. We offer a generous benefits package including a defined salary pension scheme, free car parking, flexible working hours and 30 days annual leave.

On-line application forms and further information are available on our website:

These are also available from the Human Resources Section, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221508.

Please quote reference: BAS 73/13 Closing date for receipt of application forms is. 23rd June 2013 Interviews are scheduled to be held on. w/c 22nd July 2013