Tailored opportunities: Post-Doctoral Scientist (Climate Change and Biodiversity) at UNEP-WCMC, UK


WCMC is a UK charity, based in Cambridge, which works in collaboration with UN Environment, under the banner of UNEP-WCMC.  Our mission is to evaluate and highlight the many values of biodiversity and put authoritative biodiversity knowledge at the centre of decision-making.  Since our establishment in the 1970s, the Centre has been at the forefront of the compilation, management, analysis and dissemination of global biodiversity information, and has an outstanding record of achievement.

WCMC is seeking a full-time Post-doctoral Scientist to undertake the main analytical tasks associated with a project aiming to use the Living Planet Index (LPI) and Global Forest Watch (GFW) databases to investigate global trends in forest species, and relate these to changing forest cover.

This is a pioneering piece of research that builds on existing global analyses using the LPI, GFW and complementary datasets/approaches, and will have considerable strategic and policy impact. The researcher will contribute to the enhancement of the LPI database, use the database to analyse trends in forest vertebrates and other forest species, and explore the relationships of these trends with changes in forest cover and configuration.


The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a relevant natural science field, with a strong emphasis on analytical and quantitative skills.  They will have extensive experience in the statistical analysis of large spatial datasets, demonstrated by having undertaken significant research at the global scale and with a proven record of academic performance. Skills in written communication, self-organisation, team working and engagement with stakeholders are also important.


Deadline for application is 7th March 2018


Application should be made on this online application portal


Further information:  For more information, please visit http://www.unep-wcmc.org

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Author: African Academic/Researcher

Science and Research by Africans for Africa

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