Conservation Scientist in Seabird and Climate Change

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An opportunity has arisen for an experienced ecological modeller to join RSPB’s growing marine research team, to investigate the effects of oceanographic change on marine food webs and seabirds in the UK. The successful candidate will be responsible for collating data from a variety of open-access sources, to develop spatially-explicit models relating physical oceanographic features to a variety of marine taxa, including seabirds, across several trophic levels. As part of a team of scientists collectively working on a range of marine conservation issues, the post-holder will also be expected to contribute expertise to a number of other projects. Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent in ecology or statistics, have considerable experience in ecological modelling, and an interest in marine conservation. They must also have a strong track-record of scientific publication, and an ability to communicate project results in a variety of formats to a wide range of audiences, including non-scientist colleagues and the media. The post is initially for a period of 12 months, but it is expected that the post-holder will pursue further sources of funding to extend the duration and scope of the project. Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is: Thursday, 25th October 2012 Interviews will be held at the RSPB, The Lodge, Sandy, Beds, SG19 2DL during the week commencing 12 November 2012.

£23,500 – £26,000 per annum Application details: For further information and an application pack please click ‘Apply Online’ below, contact Mrs Anita McClune, Conservation Science Dept., RSPB, The Lodge, Sandy, Beds SG19 2DL, or email:

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