|Salary:||£35,000 to £40,000 inclusive of KTP supplement|
|Placed On:||23rd June 2022|
|Closes:||8th July 2022|
NatureMetrics is an innovative, science-based, women-led SME that commercialises environmental-DNA-based biodiversity monitoring solutions at scale. They are world leaders in delivering powerful, scalable biodiversity data collected safely & sustainably using environmental DNA. NatureMetrics works to develop end-to-end & automated tools for biodiversity detection in the field, to be used by non-experts.
We are seeking a PhD graduate who will be responsible for the development and integration of new statistical techniques for addressing two challenges associated with biodiversity surveys using environmental DNA: accounting for false negative and false positive readings, & optimising survey design. These techniques will improve the business’s decision-support tools for nature conservation & restoration, facilitating access to new markets.
The Associate will be based at the NatureMetrics’ premises in Surrey & will work closely with the support & guidance of Dr Eleni Matechou, University of Kent, & Professor Jim Griffin, University College London. At the end of the fixed term contract, and upon successful completion of the project, there is a possibility that the role could become a permanent full-time position.
As a Research Associate you will:
To be successful in this role you will have:
Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact the HR Team on CEMSHR@kent.ac.uk quoting reference: CEMS-149-22
Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward.
Applications must be made via the University’s online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.
The University of Kent values diversity & promotes equality at all levels.
Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, interviews may take place remotely.
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