Seabird Researcher - Birdlife

grant-humphriesGrant RW Humphries
  • 6 Nov

Seabird Researcher

Application deadline:
Thursday, 28. November 2019 - 23:45

• Location: Cambridge, UK
• Full time: 35 hours per week
• Duration: 1 year fixed-term contract
• Salary: £26,000 pro rata per annum plus competitive 12% pension benefit
• Annual Leave: 25 days pro rata per annum

BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. Through our unique local-to-global approach, we deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.

We are looking for a spatial analyst to conduct research to evaluate the risk of plastic encounter by seabirds. The position is part of a multi partner project and the successful candidate will work in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, the British Antarctic Survey and Fauna and Flora International, with regular travel between offices (all located in Cambridge).

The role will include modelling the distribution of small pelagic seabirds and overlaying with areas of plastic accumulation in the oceans, and publishing results as original scientific manuscripts.

The ideal candidate will have:
• PhD in a relevant subject;
• Strong experience in data analysis using R, including working with large spatial datasets; skills in modelling, and relevant statistical techniques;
• Experience in seabird ecology and/or conservation;
• Strong publication record;
• The right to work in the UK

See the full job description

Closing date: 28 November 2019

Application: Applications should include a covering letter summarising the applicant’s suitability for the position, a detailed CV and contact details of two referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity. Applications should be sent by email, stating where the advert was seen, to: recruitment@birdlife.org. Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be held early December