Research Associate

University College London - Life Sciences - Biosciences Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment

The Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research is seeking to appoint a Research Associate to contribute to and lead aspects of the research on the Dynamics of African Ecosystem project, the aim of which is to develop a mechanistic general ecosystem model that can be applied at fine scales to understand the impact of land use, climate and bushmeat hunting on the structure of African ecosystems. The role holder will be expected to undertake the development of an existing general ecosystem model, to apply the model to understand changes in ecosystems, and to write up this research for publication in international, peer-reviewed journals. This post is funded until 31 May 2019 the first instance and is available from January 2017.

The successful candidate must hold (or be close to obtaining) a PhD degree in a relevant subject and have demonstrable comprehensive knowledge in the subject area. Candidates must have proven computer coding skills, including writing automated scripts. Knowledge of C# computer-coding language and experience of source control of computer code are desirable. The post holder must demonstrate excellent written & verbal communication skills and the ability to present complex information effectively to a range of audiences. Please note: Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £29,809 - £31,432 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis (including corrections).

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. For informal queries on the role please contact Chris Langridge at . For any queries regarding the application process, please contact Biosciences Staffing team on and quote the reference 1610146 .

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