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Senior Conservation Scientist

Senior Conservation Scientist - Wetlands
Reference: JUL20224989
Location: Flexible in England
Salary: £38,000.00 - £39,425.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 26 days Annual Leave
Contract: Permanent role - 37.5 hours per week.

The RSPB Centre for Conservation Science is responsible for the science that informs the delivery of the RSPB’s conservation programmes for species, habitats and landscapes

What’s the role about?

We are seeking a Senior Conservation Scientist in our England and Wales team to develop a research programme to underpin the RSPB’s wetland conservation work. This includes species-focused conservation particularly for breeding waders and the management and restoration of wetland and coastal habitats. Experience of designing and managing applied ecological research, preferably on birds, is essential. The role requires an ability to work closely with conservation staff to develop research studies to meet their evidence needs.

Essential skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • A PhD or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Broad knowledge of current scientific issues relevant to conservation, and conservation science, gained through experience of running scientific projects
  • Recognised expert or specialist in wetland systems and related conservation science with knowledge of how to provide practical and scientific guidance in this area.
  • Broad and deep knowledge of UK species ecology and ecological principles, appropriate to the post.
  • Experience of designing robust science projects and knowledge of appropriate data collection methods, and specialist up-to-date knowledge of how to apply complex statistical procedures to enable robust interpretation of data and demonstrable track record of scientific publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Knowledge and ability to influence others to have best chance of securing external and internal funding.
  • Practical field skills appropriate to the post, such as experience with breeding waders.
  • Self-motivated and able to work efficiently under pressure to meet deadlines, with the independence to prioritise own working schedule and those under your line management.
  • Practical scientific skills of a standard that ensures the safe and ethical collection of high-quality data and the ability to respond appropriately to changing circumstances in sometimes tricky field conditions.
  • Great written and verbal communication skills such that you can communicate with a range of audiences. Confident and capable of being a public face for RSPB science to the media and social media.


Closing date: 23:59, Sun, 4th Sep 2022

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Closing Date: 04/09/2022  Location: Flexible in England

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