Postdoc Opportunity: Research Fellow with UCL

Post-doctoral job opportunity to work with Professor Kate Jones and Professor Georgina Mace at UCL. The role holder will contribute to the Biome Health field project (funded by WWF) which has 4 field sites in Kenya, Nepal (both camera trap and bioacoustic studies), Borneo (bioacoustics as part of the SAFE project) and Fiji (coral reef surveys). Closing date 1st July, 2019 

Date published: 2019/06/03

UCL Department / Division: Division of Biosciences

Specific unit / Sub department: Research Division of Genetics, Evolution and Environment

Location of position: London

Grade: 7

Hours: Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £35,328 - £42,701 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Fellow position to join Professor Kate Jones’ team. The role holder will oversee four field projects taking responsibility for data management and analysis, meet and liaise with project partners both in country and in the UK, analyse and collaboratively write-up research for publication in international, peer-reviewed journals. 

The post is funded by WWF UK and is available from now until July 2021 in the first instance with possibility of extension.

Key Requirements

PhD (or about to submit) in Conservation Biology, Ecology or other relevant subject area is essential. Demonstrated experience of developing and running field based research, from implementation to publication; Competence with R; and Field research/monitoring project design are also essential. 

Please note: Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,922 - £32,607 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis (including corrections).

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. Please ensure you read these carefully before applying for the post. 

To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below. 

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Kate Jones on [email protected]  

 If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Biosciences staffing on [email protected] quoting the vacancy reference number: 1809464.

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date: 1 Jul 2019

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59

Interview date: TBC

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. 

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