Principal Conservation Scientist


Sandy, Bedfordshire
£34,643 - £37,529 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: A3251119

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology, sustainability

Closing date: Tuesday, 10th December 2019   4 days left

We are seeking an established conservation scientist to develop a portfolio of applied ecological research in support of the conservation objectives of the RSPB in the UK.

Principal Conservation Scientist
Reference number: A3251119
Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire
Salary starting at: £34,643 to £37,529 per annum. Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range.
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

We are looking for an experienced post-doctoral scientist with a track record of designing and delivering research projects, of developing collaborations and of winning external funding. We would particularly welcome applications from scientists having experience in one or more of the following areas: ecology & conservation of ground-nesting birds, managing wildlife-predation conflicts, wetland management, landscape-scale modelling of land use for wildlife & ecosystem services.

The role sits within the RSPB's Conservation Science Department, carries line management responsibility and will preferably be based at RSPB HQ in Sandy (other locations will be considered).

If you are keen to apply your scientific skills and knowledge to the conservation of UK wildlife, this could be the perfect job for you.

Closing date: 10 December 2019
Interview date: 16 December 2019


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'More Information about this vacancy' link to be directed to the RSPB website where you can download the Role Profile and Application Details. 

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare both spent and unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage. 

When you make your application please ensure that you include reference number A3251119 on any correspondence. 

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