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Science Officer (ecosystem services)

We are looking for someone to work closely with the Science team to produce a new module in the Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment with methods and guidance to non-specialists on assessing air quality regulation as an ecosystem service at particular sites.


Application deadline
Thursday, 06 October 2022 – 23:45

Location
Cambridge, UK

Full time
35 hours per week

Contract
7 month fixed term

Salary
£26,500 pro rata plus competitive 12% pension benefit

Annual Leave
25 days pro rata in year 1, increasing by 1 day pa to 28 days


BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. Through our unique local-to-global approach, we deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.

We are looking for someone to work closely with the Science team to produce a new module in the Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment (TESSA; http://tessa.tools) with methods and guidance to non-specialists on assessing air quality regulation as an ecosystem service at particular sites.

You will work under a CCI-funded project on developing methods for assessing air quality regulation as an ecosystem service at particular sites, providing day-to-day project management assistance to the project lead and partners.

The ideal candidate will have

  • PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant subject
  • Good understanding and knowledge of ecosystem services.
  • Knowledge of methods for statistical analysis.
  • Experience in collecting, collating and synthesising relevant information and data.
  • Experience in conducting literature reviews.
  • Experience of interpreting scientific data, to distil critical aspects, and communicating qualitative and quantitative research outputs in written and oral format in a clear, accurate and concise manner.
  • Experience in using methods for measuring ecosystem services
  • A proven ability to conduct independent research/project work.

See the full job description

BirdLife values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

We are committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and supportive culture, a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We aim to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.

We will consider putting into place appropriate reasonable adjustments for candidates who may have a disability.

We are able to offer a hybrid model of working on site and from home/remote for most roles, which helps to ensure a flexible work life balance

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: [email protected] marking your application with “Science Officer (ecosystem services)” in the subject line.

Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.