Professor of Ecosystems and Biodiversity Research
You can find various opportunities within UCL here.
The new MSc Biodiversity and Global Change focuses on the evolutionary and ecological processes that underpin biodiversity. The MSc will provide vocational training for those developing careers in applied conservation, environmental policy, and environmental management.
Biodiversity is vital for providing food, fuel, clean water and other ecosystem services that our wellbeing depends upon. However, factors such as habitat loss and climate change are resulting in widespread extinction. Basic scientific research on the evolutionary and ecological processes that produced our present biodiversity, and applied research on how to preserve this biodiversity in the future are crucial for preventing further losses. This research-led programme is run in collaboration with the Institute of Zoology and the Natural History Museum, providing rigorous training and unparalleled opportunities across the full breadth of pure and applied research in evolutionary, ecological, and conservation science.
Biological Sciences is at the centre of UCL’s world-leading research on biodiversity and environmental science as well as human genetics, healthy ageing and many more. Many current research experts from UCL and our partner institutes are actively involved in the teaching of the BSc and MSci in Biological Sciences. Our staff have included Nobel Prize Winners, including 2014 winner and current staff member, John O’Keefe.
Each year the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment offers a number of summer placement opportunities for undergraduate students.
The FLS Alumni Summer Studentships offer undergraduates with an interest in research the opportunity to spend up to eight weeks in one of the FLS research laboratories.
CBER Post Graduate Opportunities
GEE PhD Programme
CBER is within the UCL Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment (GEE). The Department has a thriving postgraduate programme. It recruits 15-20 PhD students per annum from a variety of sources including Research Councils, Charity, UCL schemes and a number of inter-disciplinary centres across UCL.
The Department is closely associated with a number of Doctoral Training Centres: CoMPLEX (Centre for Mathematics and Physics in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology), UCL-Birkbeck MRC Doctoral Training Programme, LIDo (BBSRC London Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme) and the London NERC Doctoral Training Programme.
There are two different processes for Fellowships at GEE. The first is for Independent Fellowships. These are suitable for researchers with some postdoctoral experience who are ready to start up their own independent research programme.
The second is Short Term and Post Doctoral Fellowships. These are suitable for researchers who have recently completed a doctorate.
GEE Post Doctoral Researchers
GEE is home to over 50 research groups and a thriving community of some 200 Post-Docs, PhD Students, and support staff.
The Division of Biosciences provides a range of support for its postdoctoral researchers to help achieve their aspirations in both career and work-life balance.
There are loads of training, career advice, support opportunities etc