Postdoctoral Researcher in Seabird Ecology

Postdoctoral Researcher in Seabird Ecology

BAS - British Antarctic Survey

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Description

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are recruiting a Postdoctoral Researcher in Seabird Ecology to join the Ecosystems Team. The research carried out by this team is critical to the development of conservation and ecosystem-based management strategies and contributes to the development of UK government policy.

We are seeking an outstanding candidate with a PhD, relevant fieldwork experience, advanced knowledge of statistical analysis, excellent communication skills and a strong publication record.

The successful applicant will work on Project LOMVIA, whose aim is to describe the competitive interactions between high Arctic and temperate seabird species and how this varies with environmental conditions around the coast of Iceland. Project LOMVIA a component of the high-profile NERC Changing Arctic Ocean programme, which offers exciting opportunities for the post holder to network with leading international collaborators and develop their skills and reputation. Further information about Project LOMVIA can be found here.

The post holder will be responsible for collecting and analysing telemetry data and blood samples from Icelandic seabirds, writing papers for high-impact journals and presenting talks at international conferences. They will also be expected to contribute to the dissemination of findings to policy-makers and the general public.

Purpose

To describe competitive interactions between high Arctic and temperate seabird species and how this varies with environmental conditions around the coast of Iceland.

Qualification

  • PhD in biological science or equivalent experience.

Duties

  • Collect tracking data, blood and prey samples from guillemots breeding at one of three study sites in Iceland;
  • Coordinate work with other project LOMVIA partners and with the wider activities of the Changing Arctic Ocean funding programme, including attending meetings and writing progress reports;
  • Model data to determine guillemot habitat preference, niche partitioning, country-wide utilisation distributions and relationships between habitat availability and colony sizes;
  • Publish scientific papers and present talks at conferences to disseminate results;
  • Promote impact of the work by dissemination to policy and popular audiences;
  • Follow BAS employment and Health and Safety policies;
  • Any other tasks as required by the Director.

Apply Now

Don't forget to mention EuroScienceJobs when applying.

Share this Job

More Job Searches

BAS - British Antarctic Survey     United Kingdom     Earth Science     Environment     Government/Public Sector     Postdoc    

© EuroJobsites 2019

EuroJobsites is a UK registered company number: 4694396 VAT number: GB 880 9055 04

Registered address: EuroJobsites Ltd, Unit 8, Kingsmill Business Park, Kingston Upon Thames, London, KT1 3GZ, United Kingdom

Newsletter | Recruit | Advertise | Privacy | Contact Us

© EuroJobsites 2019

EuroJobsites is a UK registered company number: 4694396 VAT number: GB 880 9055 04

Registered address: EuroJobsites Ltd, Unit 8, Kingsmill Business Park, Kingston Upon Thames, London, KT1 3GZ, United Kingdom

This website uses cookies to make your experience better. Continued use of this website means you accept our cookie policy.  Accept Cookies