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Postdoctoral Researcher in Ecological Research – Measuring Ecological Health and Restoration in Africa.

University of Oxford

Location: Oxford
Salary: £36,024 to £44,263
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th June 2024
Closes: 28th June 2024
Job Ref: 172002
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a pioneering scheme looking to deliver landscape scale restoration in the Kenyan rangelands. The position is co-funded by the Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery and Natural State, a non-profit NGO operating in Kenya. The role will include academic research and applied work in delivering nature recovery at scale in Kenya, utilising Natural State’s field research station in Kenya.
 
We are seeking a highly motivated and talented Postdoctoral Researcher to join our interdisciplinary team focused on determining the best indicators for degradation and recovery across biomes, with an initial focus on savanna systems, and savanna rangeland systems.
 
This position offers an excellent opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research, collaborate with renowned experts, and make a meaningful impact on the conservation and restoration of savanna and other ecosystems. The successful candidate is expected to build upon existing bodies of knowledge in systems ecology and restoration science and publish results in high impact peer review journals. The outputs from this research will play a critical role in advancing our understanding of savanna ecosystems undergoing restoration, which will inform the basis for a biodiversity-based financing mechanism
The successful candidate must hold a PhD/DPhil in the relevant research field, or a less experience candidate may be appointed at Grade 6 (£32,332- £38,205 per annum), with a commensurate adjustment in either the essential criteria, responsibilities or duties Experience with using quantitative methods in ecological research. Possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research projects and methodologies. Excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage and prioritise varied and diverse work streams. A pro-active and adaptive attitude, able to identify new opportunities for impact while balancing them against existing priorities and resources.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.
 
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 28 June 2024 , and interviews will be held as soon as possible after closing.
 
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