IBA / KBA Research Assistant

BirdLife International

£21,500 pro rata

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract


Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Tuesday, 24th May 2022   7 days left


IBA / KBA Research Assistant

Application deadline: Tuesday 24 May 2022

  • Location: Cambridge, UK
  • Full time: 35 hours per week
  • Contract: 1 year fixed term
  • Salary: £21,500 pro rata plus competitive 12% pension benefit
  • Annual Leave: 25 days pro rata in year 1, increasing by 1 day pa to 28 days

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 someone to support BirdLife’s scientific work on Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) and Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs), including: supporting BirdLife Partners to maintain and update their IBA inventories and to identify Key Biodiversity Areas (including through mobilising and helping to update key datasets); improving GIS data on IBA/KBA boundaries to fill gaps in the dataset and resolve deficiencies in the data; undertaking IBA/KBA data extraction and analysis as needed; and supporting in other aspects of our science work on IBAs/KBAs.

The ideal candidate will have

  • Good understanding of site-based conservation, including IBAs and KBAs
  • Knowledge of the world’s birds, their distribution and ecology.
  • Good knowledge of global biodiversity conservation issues.
  • Relevant experience in conservation science in general.
  • Experience of analysing and interpreting biological data, particularly in excel
  • Preferably, with some experience using GIS.

See the full job description on the BirdLife International website.

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 [email protected] marking your application with “IBA / KBA Research Assistant” in the subject line.

Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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