Research Assistant

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

The Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research (CBER), in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and the Environment is looking to appoint two Post Graduate Research Assistants to join Ben Collen’s group, to contribute to a new research project on Biome health. The aim of the Biome Health Research Project is to develop a field-based study system that provides new evidence on how biodiversity responds to human pressures and how conservation interventions can be utilised to reduce the impacts of these pressures. The post holders will be active members of the research team, and will spend 6 months per year in the field (Nepal or Kenya) collecting data, and 6 months in London, processing data and writing up. The post-holder will be expected to work independently, and contribute to publications from the research.

The first post is available immediately until 25 July 2020 in the first instance, with possibility of extension.  The second post will start in January 2018 also until 25 July 2020 in the first instance with possibility of extension.  

The successful candidate must hold a Master’s degree in Conservation Biology, Ecology or other relevant subject area. Demonstrated experience of undertaking field research, and maintaining high standards of data collection. Experience of camera trap-based data collection. Dealing with multiple partner organisations and stakeholders in a research setting.        

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you would like to discuss the post please contact Dr Ben Collen, b.collen@ucl.c.uk  for any queries regarding the application process, please contact Biosciences Staffing on biosciences.staffing@ucl.ac.uk  and quote the reference 1679741

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