Conservation Biology Co-ordinator (part-time)

Application Deadline: 
23 Apr 2017

Applications are invited for a part time post of Conservation Biology Coordinator (Temporary Cover - Secondment) to work with Prof. William Sutherland and support the work of the Conservation Evidence team within the Conservation Science Group. Responsibilities include acting as managing editor of the journal Conservation Evidence, organising the annual horizon scan of global conservation issues workshop and co-authoring the resulting paper, producing reviews of scientific evidence, and working on presentations, summary documents and annual reports. Applicants should have excellent organisational, writing and research skills, as well as a strong interest in biodiversity.

Essential required skills

·         A BSc, or equivalent experience, in an area related to biodiversity

·         Ability to efficiently understand and extract relevant information from scientific papers

·         Ability to write clear, concise summaries of scientific papers, quickly and accurately, using a standardized style

·         Good organisational skills and the ability to work to deadlines

·         Ability to use word processing programmes to edit and prepare research manuscripts for publication

·         Experience of organising meetings and workshops

·         Good communication skills

·         Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

·         Fluent at writing in English

Duties and responsibilities

·         Act as Managing Editor for the journal Conservation Evidence

·         Organise horizon scan exercise and co-author the resulting paper

·         Carry out literature searches

·         Write summaries of evidence

·         Provide research and administrative support

Fixed-term secondment cover: This post is part time 50% (18.25 hours per week) and will provide secondment cover until 31st March 2018.

Interview date: Friday 28th April 2017