Post-Doctoral Scientist (AD1010)

Application Deadline: 
25 Mar 2018

UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Job title: Post-Doctoral Scientist

Job reference: AD1010

Contract duration: 5 month fixed term, full-time

Start date: mid-April 2018 if possible

Salary: Circa £28,000 per annum

We are seeking a full-time Post-doctoral Scientist to undertake tasks related to scoping the potential to develop a multidimensional biodiversity index suitable for policy-making purposes, and to develop ideas around bringing together efforts on mapping global biodiversity and its threats.

These are two facilitating pieces of work aiming to bring together the conservation community and both develop some novel work, but also to define what needs to be done to further bringing together the disparate conservation metrics and mapping communities together for mutual benefit and conservation gain. The ultimate target of this work is international to national scale conservation policy, and the relevant Multilateral Environmental Conventions and associated bodies.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a relevant natural science field, with a strong emphasis on analytical and quantitative skills.  They will have extensive experience in the statistical analysis of large spatial datasets, demonstrated by having undertaken significant research at the global scale and with a proven record of academic performance. Skills in written communication, self-organisation, team working and engagement with stakeholders are also important.

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 its 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.   WCMC has entered into collaboration with the Luc Hoffmann Institute (LHI) and this position is collaborative between WCMC and LHI and seeks to further the missions of both organisations. For more information, please visit www.unep-wcmc.org/

To apply please follow the link (www.unep-wcmc.org/vacancies/post-doctoral-scientist-ad1010) to complete the application form and submit this with a CV and cover letter by the closing date of 25th March 2018. Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing 2nd April 2018, although this is subject to change. 

Candidates should note this is not a UN post and that only those eligible to work in the UK should apply.

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.