Staff Vacancies

 

Camera Trap Data Assistant - Trans Kalahari Predator Project

Salary: Grade 3: £18,412 - £21,220 p.a.

WildCRU’s Trans Kalahari Predator Project is a regional programme which carries out long term research, primarily on carnivores and continuously generates a large body of data including a substantial camera trapping data set.

Based at Tubney House, reporting to Dr Andy Loveridge, we are looking for a camera trap data assistant to join this busy team to provide support to the smooth running of the Trans Kalahari Predator Project camera trapping data set. The successful applicant will be fluent with Microsoft office programmes, well-organised and with experience of identifying carnivores and other mammals from the trans Kalahari region. Experience of working with anti-poaching teams is highly desirable.

This is a full-time fixed-term post until at least 30 September 2017.

To apply please complete the online application before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 7 December 2016.

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Database Assistant - Resource Dispersion Hypothesis Project

Salary: Grade 3: £18,412 - £21,220 p.a.

WildCRU’s Resource Dispersion Hypothesis (RDH) project is a collaboration between WildCRU and the Department of International Relations that seeks to assemble examples of published data from the biological and wider published literature whereby David Macdonald’s RDH model can be shown to operate.

We are looking for a database assistant to join the busy team based at Tubney House, reporting to Professor David Macdonald, your will support to the smooth running of the RDH database. The successful candidate will be fluent with Microsoft office programmes, well-organised and with experience of reviewing published material. Familiarity with the literature on resource dispersion hypothesis is highly desirable.

This is a full-time post for up to 10 months only.

Only applications made online before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 7 December 2016 will be considered.

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Chef and Café Supervisor

Salary: Grade 3: £18,412 - £21,200 p.a.

We are looking to appoint a full-time Darwin’s chef and Assistant Cafe supervisor working between 7.00am and 3.00pm Monday to Friday. This position will be working in Darwin’s cafeteria in The Department of Zoology, South Parks Road. Darwin’s serves breakfast, lunch and snacks.

The primary duty of this role is to cook an agreed menu, serve food and assist with all aspects of the operation of a busy cafe.

You need to have practical experience of working in a busy, canteen-style catering environment, experience of handling food and producing cooked meals.You will have an NVQ in Food Preparation or equivalent and a good standard of written and spoken English.

This is a fixed-term post until 12 April 2018.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Thursday 8 December 2016.

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Postdoctoral Researcher and Data Analyst

Salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

A postdoctoral researcher and data analyst is sought by the Department of Zoology’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit within the Trans Kalahari Predator Project (TKPP). This is a fixed-term 6 month post at WildCRU’s headquarters, the Recanati Kaplan Centre, Tubney House near Oxford. The TKPP is a regional programme which carries out long term research, primarily on carnivores and continuously generates a large body of data. Reporting to Dr Andy Loveridge, we are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to perform two main duties. Firstly to bring originality and ingenuity to the use of cutting edge analytical tools to analyse field survey data relating to carnivore ecology and landscape connectivity. The postholder will be expected to develop several manuscripts arising from this work. You will also be responsible for planning and developing a UK Research Council grant, in collaboration with colleagues in the Department of Computing Sciences, in the field of bio-sensing with regard to the research aims of the TKPP.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD or DPhil in a relevant subject with significant relevant field experience in Africa, including project management. They will demonstrate strong skills in relevant analytical software and a high level of expertise in R programming. They will have experience with use and design of biosensors/ bio-loggers, including analysis of biosensor/ bio-logger data. Strong communication skills and experience of contributing to scientific publications and presentations and record of recent publication in high impact journals is essential. Experience of camera trapping, genetic sampling techniques and population modelling is desirable.

You will be asked to upload a CV and supporting statement.

Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on 8 December 2016 will be considered.

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