Senior Conservation Scientist, RSPB

Application Deadline: 
12 Dec 2019

Reference number: A3291119

Location: Bedfordshire

We are seeking an experienced conservation scientist to develop a portfolio of applied research in support of the conservation objectives of the RSPB in the UK. We are looking for a post-doctoral scientist with a clear track record of designing and delivering ecological research, and of publishing in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.

We would particularly welcome applications from scientists having experience in one or more of the following areas: ecology & conservation of ground-nesting birds, managing wildlife-predation conflicts, agricultural ecology, landscape-scale modelling of land use for wildlife & ecosystem services. The role sits within the RSPB's Conservation Science Department and is likely to carry line management responsibility. The preferred location is RSPB HQ in Sandy although other locations will be considered.

If you are keen to apply your scientific skills and knowledge to the conservation of UK wildlife, this could be the perfect job for you.

Salary starting at

£29,507 to £31,966 per annum. Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range.

Hours & contract information

Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 12 December 2019
Interview date: 6 January 2020

How to apply

Our job information pack and accompanying role profile tell you all about the key result areas and the skills and experience needed for the role. Please make sure you include reference number A3291119 on your application.

Role Profile (Word 132Kb, requires Microsoft Word)
This is the profile the role is matched to within the RSPB pay and reward structure and should be viewed alongside the Job Information Pack.

Job information pack (PDF 234Kb, requires Adobe Reader)

Application details (Word 33Kb, requires Microsoft Word)

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

Who to contact

For questions about this post
Will Peach
01767 693259

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