Post-Doctoral Scientist

Application Deadline: 
21 Jan 2018

UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Job title: Post-Doctoral Scientist, Science Programme (Technical/Professional Officer)

Job reference: AD994

Contract duration: Full time, fixed term (one year initial contract, with probable extension to four years)

Salary: £32,000 - £36,000 depending on skills and experience

This position will provide technical input to a new 4-year capacity development project - Advancing Capacity to Address global Challenges through Investment corridors in Africa (ACACIA) - funded by the Global Challenges Research Programme. 

The position is advertised for one year initially but with a probable extension to four years in total depending on the results of a RCUK review of project progress in 2018.

ACACIA aims to enhance the capacity of researchers in Kenya, Tanzania, China and the UK to deliver research and outreach activities that contribute to addressing the natural capital and low-carbon and climate-resilient development opportunities and challenges posed by the creation of ‘development corridors’ in Africa. The project will particularly focus on links to investments from China in the context of the broader ‘Belt and Road’ initiative. 

We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to support the programme on GIS analysis and trade off analysis, with time spent collaborating with researchers from the Universities of Cambridge and York and the London School of Economics in the UK, and partner organisations in Kenya (University of Nairobi and the African Conservation Center) and Tanzania (Sokoine University of Agriculture and WWF Tanzania), as well as three government think tanks in China.  Researchers with expertise in assessing the environmental impacts of development projects and experience/interest in policy applications/relevance are particularly encouraged to apply to join the multidisciplinary team.

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging post where you can impress us with your analysis skills, we want to hear from you. To apply for this position, please visit: where you will find our application form. Please complete our application form and send it together with your CV and a short covering letter by 21st January 2018.

UNEP-WCMC is an equal opportunities employer.  This is not a UN post.

WCMC is a UK charity, based in Cambridge, which works in collaboration with UN Environment, under the banner of UNEP-WCMC.  Our mission is to evaluate and highlight the many values of biodiversity and put authoritative biodiversity knowledge at the centre of decision-making.  Since our establishment in the 1970s, the Centre has been at the forefront of the compilation, management, analysis and dissemination of global biodiversity information, and has an outstanding record of achievement.