The Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) is a unique collaboration between the University of Cambridge and leading biodiversity conservation organisations in and around Cambridge. The CCI partners together combine and integrate research, education, policy and practice to create innovative solutions for society and to foster conservation learning and leadership.
One of the priority areas of collaboration within CCI's Five Year Plan is to focus on the restoration of ecosystems and landscapes for the benefit of biodiversity. To this end and thanks to the generosity of Arcadia, the charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, CCI has established the $30 million Endangered Landscapes Programme (ELP) for Europe.
The new post of Science Coordinator aims to provide scientific advice and strategic guidance (natural and social sciences) to the Endangered Landscapes Programme, to ensure that the programme is underpinned by robust scientific principles. The Scientific Coordinator will work especially with the ELP Programme Manager, ELP project staff, CCI partners, staff from the Business School, and staff from other University departments to ensure that the projects and programme are scientifically robust and through their monitoring and testing of interventions are contributing to a knowledge base on landscape restoration.
Educated to degree level in a natural or social science subject, you will also have a post-graduate qualification (PhD) in natural resource management, environmental sciences, social sciences, conservation biology or similar. You will have good knowledge of the international biodiversity conservation sector, ideally including landscape restoration initiatives globally, regionally and/or in Europe. Experience of designing and implementing field-based research and monitoring projects is a requirement of the role, as well as experience of of forming and managing collaborative science initiatives involving a range of international stakeholders from academia, NGOs and government.
The ideal candidate will have prior experience of handling, analysing and presenting scientific data, as well as writing peer-reviewed scientific publications using strong analytical and report writing skills. You will have the ability to efficiently and concisely summarise complicated literature in an accurate, clear and balanced manner using a standardized style. You will be highly organised and efficient, with good attention to detail, and excellent project management skills. Experience of designing and implementing field-based research and monitoring projects is essential for this role, as Is the ability to to work under pressure and meet deadlines without compromising on quality.
This position is a part-time post working 18.5 hours per week. The funds for this role are available until 31 December 2023 in the first instance.
The salary for this role is £30,395 - £39,609 per annum.
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