Postdoctoral Researcher and Data Analyst

University of Oxford - Department of Zoology

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 post holder 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 wi  th 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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