Conservation Scientist - Natural Climate Solutions


Cambridge or Sandy, Bedfordshire
£25,463 - £27,585 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: A3021119

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, carbon, climate & energy, ecology

Closing date: Wednesday, 11th December 2019  

Climate change and biodiversity loss are affecting people and nature and land management will be key to ameliorating the effects of both. RSPB is seeking a talented conservation scientist with good GIS and analytical skills to join projects examining the spatial conservation and climate change mitigation consequences of land management and restoration in the UK and Europe. 

Conservation Scientist - Natural Climate Solutions 
Ref: A3021119 
Location: The Lodge / Cambridge (David Attenborough Building) 
Salary: £25,643 to £27,585 per annum. Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range. 
Hours: Full Time
Contract: 14 month Fixed Term contract 

You will join a small team working alongside ecological and practical conservationists. You will have a good working knowledge of spatial analytical and statistical techniques using at least two of the following analytical packages (R, SAS, ARC, QGIS). You will be experienced in manipulating and handling large datasets, writing for expert and popular audiences and have a proven scientific publication record. Knowledge and experience of land management, climate change mitigation or restoration science will be an advantage. You will be responsible for establishing and maintaining good relations with internal and external project partners and stakeholders, in the UK and Europe. 

The post is for 14 months, to assist with the delivery of scenario-based models of landscape-scale land use change and its climate change mitigation potential.

Preferably, you will be based in Cambridge or Sandy.

Closing date: 11 December 2019
Interview date: 13 January 2020

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