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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Conservation Science

Salary: Grade 7: 30,738 p.a.

The Postdoctoral Research assistant will be an experienced inter-disciplinary scientist, with expertise in dynamic spatially explicit modelling of the interactions between land uses at the regional scale. This is a fixed-term post until 31 March 2019 and will be based at the Department of Zoology, Oxford.

The researcher will be responsible for building models and decision support tools to explore the circumstances under which dynamic feedbacks between social and ecological components of a system are likely substantively to change the outcome of conservation interventions aimed at improving system resilience to climate change and other drivers of biodiversity loss.

The successful applicant will hold (or be about to submit) a relevant PhD/DPhil. They will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes, specifically, expertise in conservation planning, spatial modelling, social-ecological systems dynamics modelling. They will have the ability to manage their own academic research and associated activities, and previous experience of scientific publication in a relevant subject area. They will have experience of dissemination to and engagement with a range of audiences and using a range of mediums, and excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, organise and lead meetings, and represent the research group.

Only applications made online before 12.00 midday on 20 July 2016 will be considered. You will be asked to upload a CV and supporting statement.

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