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Research Associate in biological invasions by non-native species

We are seeking highly motivated and organized research associate to join a team working on the biology of invasions by non-native species. The successful candidate would be expected to undertake a programme of independent research on aspects of invasions, ideally using birds as model organisms. They would have the opportunity to analyse data from a spatially and temporally explicit database on the distributions of alien birds, in collaboration with the Principal Investigator and other members of his research group.

The post is funded for 24 months in the first instance and available from June 2015.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD in invasion biology, ecology, environmental biology, conservation biology or any closely related field, or be about to submit a PhD thesis.

Candidates must have proven computational literacy and a track record of publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Knowledge of spatially- and phylogenetically-informed statistics, GIS and R would be advantageous.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD. Or if about to submit a PhD, the appointment will be at Grade 6B (£29,193 - £30,783 salary, inclusive of London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

For informal queries on the role please contact Prof Tim Blackburn on t.blackburn@ucl.ac.uk For queries on the application process please contact the Biosciences Staffing Team on biosciences.staffing@ucl.ac.uk

Closing Date: 10th May 2015

Please apply via the UCL system


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