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Conservation Scientist-Natural Climate Solutions

Reference number: A3021119

Location: The Lodge / Cambridge (David Attenborough Building)

Climate change and biodiversity loss are affecting people and nature and land management will be key to ameliorating the effects of both. RSPB is seeking a talented conservation scientist with good GIS and analytical skills to join projects examining the spatial conservation and climate change mitigation consequences of land management and restoration in the UK and Europe.
You will join a small team working alongside ecological and practical conservationists. You will have a good working knowledge of spatial analytical and statistical techniques using at least two of the following analytical packages (R, SAS, ARC, QGIS). You will be experienced in manipulating and handling large datasets, writing for expert and popular audiences and have a proven scientific publication record. Knowledge and experience of land management, climate change mitigation or restoration science will be an advantage. You will be responsible for establishing and maintaining good relations with internal and external project partners and stakeholders, in the UK and Europe.

The post is for 14 months, to assist with the delivery of scenario-based models of landscape-scale land use change and its climate change mitigation potential.

Preferably, you will be based in Cambridge or Sandy.

Salary starting at

£25,463 to £27,585 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: 14 month Fixed Term contract

Closing date: 11 December 2019
Interview date: 13 January 2020

How to apply

Our role profile describes the key result areas and skills and experience needed for the role. Please make sure you include reference number A3021119 on your application.

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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
Rob Field
01767 693082

Send application details to
Tracy Winn
The Lodge, Potton Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL
01767 693461