Research Assistant - Conservation Department

Application deadline: Sunday, 24. August 2014 - 9:30

  • Location: Birdlife International Secretariat, Cambridge
  • Fulltime: 35 hours per week
  • 9 Months Fixed Term Appointment

BirdLife International is a global Partnership of national conservation organisations present in 120 countries and territories. BirdLife works together as a Partnership to conserve wild birds, their habitats and global diversity, by working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.

We are looking for a highly motivated researcher with an interest in how businesses can contribute positively to nature conservation. Specifically, this position represents an exciting opportunity to be involved in a new Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) project examining how the mitigation hierarchy should be implemented.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience of, and commitment to, research in international biodiversity conservation, particularly in the field of business and biodiversity.
  • Degree, or equivalent experience, in a subject related to conservation or sustainable development
  • Sound knowledge of the mitigation hierarchy and business and biodiversity issues such as the risks and drivers for pursuing No Net Loss/Net Positive Impact targets
  • Excellent written English and ability to communicate in writing and orally with a wide range of audiences.
  • Be available to take up this post in September 2014.

A detailed job description can be found here:

Closing date: 31st July 2014

Salary:  £18,000 – £21,000 pro rata dependent on experience.  Competitive pension benefits.

Application: Applications should include a covering letter summarising the applicant’s suitability for the position, a detailed CV and contact details of two referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity. Applications should be sent by email, stating where the advert was seen, to:   

Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be held on the 6th and 7th of August.


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