AD1357 Post-Doctoral Researcher – Multidimensional Biodiversity Index – FIXED TERM 2 YEARS

Science | Fixed Term Contract 2 Years, Full Time | Up to £30,000 - £38,000 per annum, dependent on skills and experience

Fixed Term Contract for 2 Years 

We are seeking an ambitious and experienced post-doctoral researcher with expertise or interest in local, regional and/or national level biodiversity trends assessment and experience working with a variety of stakeholders, particularly in Vietnam, Switzerland South Africa, and Colombia.

The researcher will work within UNEP-WCMC’s Science Innovation Area which aims to enhance the scientific quality of the Centre’s work through research, training, and partnership development. The main purpose of the job is to drive forward the methodological development for a Multidimensional Biodiversity Index (MBI), an index capable of providing nations or bespoke areas with a scorecard of biodiversity health[1].

The post holder will be responsible for the project technical development and will work with the Project Leader at UNEP-WCMC to design principles, methodology and protocols for MBI compilation. They will act as technical focal point for the MBI project by providing support and oversight to the technical in country work aimed at building national MBI prototypes. They will be expected to build and maintain working relationships with a variety of stakeholders on national to local scales, and work closely with partners, decision-makers, donors, and the scientific community. They will be able to communicate and write about complex scientific analyses. The researcher will be able to engage in network building, team interaction and opportunity development.

We will provide you with the opportunity to engage in network building, team interaction and project development. You will work on a highly relevant conservation science project, where your work makes a difference to the field of conservation in an area aligned to UNEP-WCMC strategic aims and broader global initiatives. In addition to training and development opportunities, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including generous pension contributions.

[1] Soto-Navarro, C.A., Harfoot, M., Hill, S.L.L. et al. Towards a multidimensional biodiversity index for national application. Nat Sustain 4, 933–942 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-021-00753-z

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