Short Deadline Jobs
Research Fellow in pollinator and landscape ecology
We are seeking a postdoctoral ecologist to join a project on the effects of agricultural practices and land use change on pollinator and wildflower communities, as part of a UK ?Insect Pollinator Initiative? funded project. The research will focus on selecting and surveying a set of representative landscapes across Britain, and assessing land management, floral resources and pollinator populations at each site. The researcher will help supervise a set of local research assistants working in each of 6 focal regions, coordinating the collection of data and specimens, and helping compile and analyse the results. S/he will also help analyse the relationship between pollinator diversity change and land use change across Britain. The research will involve extensive collaboration with other project staff here in Leeds and across the country, and with stakeholders involved in agriculture, conservation, bee-keeping and land-use policy. Good skills in plant and pollinator identification and in landscape ecology would be helpful in this role; strong organisational, analytical and communication skills are essential.
The job will last for 36 months, ideally beginning in May 2011. University Grade 7 (£29,853 - £35,646)
For informal enquiries, please contact: Prof. William Kunin (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: +44 (0)113 343 2857)
To apply on line please visit http://www.leeds.ac.uk/universityjobs, click on the Jobs, and then search for job reference: 316009.
Alternatively, application packs are available from the Faculty Staff Recruitment Office, tel: +44 (0) 113 343 2250, email email@example.com. Closing date for applications: 3 February 2011
Senior Research Officer, WWT HQ, Slimbridge / Madagascar
37.5 Hours per week, 22 months fixed-term contract, £24,379 - £25,662 pa
We are looking to recruit a Senior Research Officer to undertake research for the Madagascar Pochard recovery programme. The Madagascar Pochard Aythya innotata is one of the rarest birds in the world. Considered extinct between 1992 and 2006, a tiny remnant population was recently discovered at a previously unknown locality in northern Madagascar. It is believed that there are fewer than ten adult females remaining in the wild.
A recovery programme is now under way, managed by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) a leading international wetland conservation NGO, Durrell Wildlife, which has a long-running conservation programme in Madagascar, and The Peregrine Fund, whose staff discovered the pochards. Funded by the Mitsubishi Foundation, the Darwin Initiative and the project partners, this programme aims to conserve the remaining wild population and develop a conservation breeding programme that will provide a source of birds for reintroduction to restored wetlands.
We are looking for a dynamic and multi-skilled conservation scientist who would enjoy the challenge of a 22 months fixed-term contract, based for between 5 8 months of the year in Madagascar, working on this exciting and vital project. The work will combine ecological fieldwork at the remaining Madagascar Pochard site and spatial analysis of pochard distribution and habitats, with potential expeditionary work to search for undiscovered pochard populations. The post-holder will be expected to work alongside and mentor PHD students. Flexibility, ingenuity, independence and persistence will be prerequisites in what is an isolated and difficult working environment.
Further details attached. To apply for this position please click on the following link and complete our on-line application form http://jobs.wwt.org.uk/
Closing date for applications is 4th February 2011.
Network Manager, High Conservation Value (HCV)Resource Network
The HCV Resource Network ( www.hcvnetwork.org) is recruiting a Network Manager to drive its development at a time of opportunity and change.
Over the last decade, the High Conservation Value (HCV) approach has emerged as one of the most important new tools for responsible land management. It is a globally applicable, locally adaptable framework, which helps to identify and maintain outstandingly important social and environmental values as part of responsible land management. It is also a key component of many natural resource sustainability standards, certification schemes, and sourcing and investment policies. The HCV Resource Network plays a key role in helping to maintain the credibility and consistency of the HCV approach as it is used across a wide range of land use sectors (see www.hcvnetwork.org).
The Network Manager will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of the HCV Networks strategic aims, developing its outreach programme and managing its global growth.
Key tasks will include:
Developing and implementing the Networks Strategic Action Plan in partnership with Network Participants , Regional Partners, and the Networks Steering Group and Technical Panel;
Fundraising to ensure the Networks long-term financial security;
Developing and managing Network services, projects and other activities;
Representing the Network in international events and meetings.
Further details attached. Application Deadline 7th February
IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, is looking to recruit a full-time GIS Analyst. The position will be based within the UNEP-WCMC Protected Areas Programme in Cambridge, UK on a secondment basis. The remit of this position is to provide GIS and remote sensing support to IUCNs World Heritage Programme in the evaluation of candidate World Heritage Sites and the monitoring of the 207 existing natural and mixed World Heritage Sites. The main duties involve reviewing and updating the spatial and attribute information in the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) World Heritage layer, performing spatial analyses to support research projects and publications, and responding to requests for data generation, management and dissemination.
UNESCOs World Heritage Convention aims to protect the worlds remaining natural and cultural places of Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) to humanity as a whole, including iconic sites like the Galapagos Islands, the Serengeti, and the Great Barrier Reef. IUCN has a key role in the World Heritage Convention as the Advisory Body for natural and mixed sites. This role mainly involves four functions: (1) evaluating new natural and mixed properties which are proposed for inscription on the World Heritage List; (2) monitoring the state of conservation of existing natural and mixed World Heritage properties; (3) promoting a range of training and capacity building initiatives; and (4) providing guidance on the strategic implementation of the Convention. In undertaking this role IUCN draws on its expertise within the IUCN Programme on Protected Areas, and the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and from other programmes and Commissions as appropriate.
Further details at : http://hrms.iucn.org/iresy/index.cfm?event=vac.show&vacId=212 . Deadline for Applications: 12th February
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