Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research

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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


Research intern: Predictability of plant-pollinator visitation networks in urban habitats

The Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research (CBER) at UCL is seeking a research intern to analyse data on plant-pollinator community interactions in urban environments. The intern will be based in Dr Staniczenko's lab and the position will run full-time for 6 to 8 weeks, starting no later than July 2015.

The intern will apply existing theoretical and computational methods to a new set of highly-resolved ecological networks. Results will be presented by the intern at a departmental seminar during the project. The intern will be expected to meet once a week with Dr Staniczenko to provide progress updates. Experience of programming in R is essential. Excellent writing and communication skills are highly desirable.

The position is ideal for an undergraduate or masters student interested in a research career. The training provided will be excellent preparation for a PhD program and beneficial to current research students looking to gain experience in theoretical work. A suitable laptop will be provided and desk space in CBER will be arranged on an ad-hoc basis. Pay will be £9.15 per hour and will be subject to Tax and National Insurance contributions.

Applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis and will be filled by the first suitable candidate.

For further information, please contact p.staniczenko(at-sign)ucl(dot)ac(dot)uk

The position is funded by a British Ecological Society grant to Dr Staniczenko.

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