Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research

Job opportunities

PhD Studentship

A PhD studentship held at the University of Southampton by Dr. Felix Eigenbrod and co-supervised by Prof. Gail Taylor and Dr. Richard Pearson, is available. The PhD is looking into The global biodiversity implications of a UK transition to a low carbon economy. 

Full details of the studentship and how to apply can be found via the link below.

Deadline for applications is 1st December 2015

CBER Programmer

We are currently seeking a Programmer to work for the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research (CBER). The Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research (CBER) is an interdisciplinary centre that aims to develop, undertake and communicate new research at the interface between biodiversity and environmental change.

The post holder will provide technical support to help organise, analyse and distribute biodiversity data, such as relating to disease and pest distributions, species of conservation concern, environmental data including climate records, and remotely sensed GIS layers.

Areas of work for the successful candidate will include researching the linkages between biodiversity and the emergence of human zoonotic diseases (e.g., AIDS/HIV, Ebola, SARS), ecological and evolutionary processes in Madagascar and their relevance for conservation planning and human wellbeing.

The post is initially funded until 6th July 2016

Key Requirements

The successful candidate should hold a relevant technical or scientific qualification or have equivalent experience. The person should have extensive experience with programming languages, databases. Specifically, skills in database design and management (such as MySQL), scripting languages (e.g. Python, Java), statistical computing in R are essential and spatial analysis is highly desirable. Biological knowledge providing the context for data handling and analysis will be gained on the job during discussion with CBER members and is not essential.

Closing Date:  23rd October 2015

Please apply via the UCL system


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