Programme Officer UNEP-WCMC

Application Deadline: 
18 Aug 2019

Programme Officer (AD1092)

SCIENCE | Permanent, full-time, Specialist Officer

£26,000 to £32,000 depending on skills and experience

Closing date: 2019-08-18

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We are seeking a data scientist with a higher degree in a physical, mathematical, computational or biological discipline and experience in the production, or application of, quantitative analyses and modelling approaches.

 

The scientist will work within UNEP-WCMC’s Science Programme which aims to enhance the scientific quality of the Centre’s work through research, training and partnership development. The role will focus on providing technical expertise on a variety of quantitative analyses including projects within marine, freshwater and terrestrial realms and may include the temporal or spatial analysis of biodiversity/ecosystem services data from empirical or model sources.

WCMC attaches great importance to addressing safeguarding and ethical considerations in all activities carried out by its staff, including where partner organisations or individuals are part of the delivery of our work. This includes children and vulnerable adults in the community who may be vulnerable to abuse. WCMC act with integrity, are transparent and expect applicants to share the same values.

The role will lead the delivery of projects including work with the PREDICTS project, the Madingley project and the Trade Hub. Tasks may include the production of current-day maps of biodiversity or ecosystem services as well as the use of scenarios or extrapolation techniques to examine possible future trends. It is expected that the scientist will lead the write-up of scientific papers.

As well as the skills outlined above, the scientist should have experience of code development and source code management, the ability to develop and apply novel tools and approaches within quantitative analyses, and experience with any of the following: process based models/ecosystem models, Bayesian statistics, mixed effects analyses, integrated assessment models, SSPs/RCPs, climate models, hydrological models, and ecosystem service models.

We will provide you with the challenge of working on high profile conservation projects, where your work really makes a difference to the field of conservation in an area aligned to our strategic aims and broader global initiatives. In addition to training and development opportunities, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including generous pension contributions.

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging post where you can impress us with your analytical expertise we want to hear from you. Please complete our application form and send it together with your CV and a short covering letter through the link below by 18th August 2019.

WCMC is a UK charity that promotes for public benefit the conservation, protection, enhancement and support of nature and natural resources worldwide. We do this by collecting, storing, processing, analysing, interpreting and sharing data that increase our knowledge and understanding of biodiversity and the conservation of nature. Good data are the foundation of informed decision-making and we work with many partners to help them develop their knowledge and capacity to make good decisions. We collaborate with the United Nations Environment within the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC).