Red List Research Assistant

Application deadline: 
Thursday, 10. October 2019 - 23:45

Red List Research Assistant

Location: Cambridge, UK
Full time: 35 hours per week
Duration: 1 year fixed-term contract, with potential for extension
Salary: £20,000 - £23,000 pro rata per annum (dependent on skills and experience), plus competitive 12% pension benefit
Annual Leave: 25 days pro rata per annum in year 1, increasing by 1 day pa to 28 days
Start date: ASAP
 
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 a Research Assistant to join our Science Division in the Global Secretariat, to support BirdLife’s work on assessing the IUCN Red List status of the world’s birds.
 
Essential:
A degree in a relevant biological or environmental subject
Excellent oral and written English
Relevant bird conservation/research experience
Proven ability to work in a team and achieve shared goals
The right to work in the UK
 
Desirable:
A broad knowledge of the world’s bird species, their distribution and ecology, and of global conservation issues
A scientific approach, analytical mind and ability to collate and synthesise information and manipulate large data sets
Practical experience and skills in using GIS software to map species’ distributions
An understanding of how the IUCN Red List categories and criteria are applied to assess species’ extinction risk
Other languages would be beneficial
 
 
Closing date: 10 October 2019
 
Application: Applicants should include a covering letter (max. 1 page A4) summarising their suitability and motivation for the position, a detailed CV (max. 2 pages A4), and contact details of two referees known to them in a professional capacity. Applicants will need to be eligible to work in the UK. Applications should be sent by email, stating where the advert was seen, to: recruitment@birdlife.org 
Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be held in Cambridge on 30 October 2019.