Post-Doctoral Research Associate
The Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research is seeking to appoint a Research Associate to contribute to and lead aspects of the research on the Dynamics of African Ecosystem project at The Collen Lab http://www.collenlab.org/opportunities.html
Dynamics of African Ecosystem project
The project aims to develop a mechanistic general ecosystem model that can be applied at fine scales to understand the impact of land use, climate and bushmeat hunting on the structure of African ecosystems. The post holder will be expected to undertake the development of an existing general ecosystem model, to apply the model to understand changes in ecosystems, and to write up this research for publication in international, peer-reviewed journals.
This post is funded until 31 May 2019 the first instance and is available from January 2017.
The successful candidate must hold (or be close to obtaining) a PhD degree in a relevant subject, e.g. ecological modelling, ecosystem modelling, conservation science coupled with comprehensive knowledge in research techniques and methodologies.
Candidates must have proven computer coding skills, including writing automated scripts. Knowledge of C# computer-coding language and experience of source control of computer code are desirable. The post holder must demonstrate excellent written & verbal communication skills and the ability to present complex information effectively to a range of audiences. to present complex information effectively to a range of audiences.
For informal enquiries about the post please contact Mr. Chris Langridge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This post is funded until 31 May 2019 the first instance and is available from January 2017
Deadline for applications: 23:59, 25th February 2017
Please apply via the UCL online recruitment system:
Further particulars and a person specification can be downloaded from the above link or via Jobs.ac.uk