Scientific Officer

The British Trust for Ornithology is seeking applications for a Scientific Officer to support its operation in Northern Ireland. The post-holder will work closely with NIEA/DAERA, other BTO offices and Government departments, NGOs and stakeholders in environmental evidence. He/she will identify priority areas of need for conservation and sustainable land management policy development, planning and implementation, guide the collection of new data and plan and undertake analyses of current data sets. He/she will spend around 50% time on a programme of work agreed with NIEA, and the other half on other scientific BTO projects and contracts for external customers.

This is a full-time post for two years in the first instance. Candidates should have a PhD in ecology, or other related area, or equivalent experience. They will have excellent communication skills and enjoy liaising with a broad range of internal colleagues and external stakeholders. They will have knowledge of Irish birds, habitats and biodiversity conservation and good computing, analytical and reporting skills. They will be prepared to work on a broad range of scientific projects. Experience in field ecology, biodiversity monitoring, relevant data analysis (e.g. of long-term data sets) would be an advantage.

The post will be based in the Belfast metropolitan area, although home working for part of the time may be possible.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12:00 noon on Friday 3 March 2017.

For full details / application form contact Rebecca Cranston using the details supplied below, or alternatively please visit our website by clicking ‘More Information’ below. Please quote reference ConJ/1617-S1

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