Post-Doctoral Researcher

Bournemouth University - Department of Life and Environmental Sciences

At BU our vision is to create a stimulating, challenging, and rewarding University experience, through sharing a unique fusion of education, research, and professional practice and inspiring our students and staff to enrich the world. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives, and experiences to build our global learning community.

Bournemouth University (BU) is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic full-time researcher to contribute to a recently funded HEIF6 project titled “Digital media solutions for enhancing public engagement in wildlife conservation research”. The aim of the project is to co-create an innovative, digital media platform to enhance UK public engagement in scientific project work supporting wildlife conservation. The postholder will coordinate inputs from a range of stakeholders to lead production of this platform. They will work closely with a web designer and will also lead the production of associated academic papers and other dissemination outputs. The postholder will report to Dr Anita Diaz and also work closely with other academics including Dr Rick Stafford, Prof. Mark Brisbane, and Dr Phillipa Gillingham. The post holder will also maintain strong links with our partner institutions, the New Forest National Park Authority, and the National Trust, and develop links with new collaborators.

The successful candidate will have a PhD completed (or near completion) in Ecology or a relevant science degree and experience in effective communication with the wildlife conservation sector.

This post is available on a fixed-term basis until 30 September 2019.

For an informal discussion contact Dr Anita Diaz (

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961130 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the appropriate reference.

BU is an equal opportunities employer which values a diverse workforce. We provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can fulfil their potential. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in inspirational learning, world-class research, and the latest thinking. We provide a powerful fusion of research, education, and professional practice, creating a unique academic experience.

Closing Date: (Midnight) Sunday 5 November.

Interview Date: TBC.

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