Research Assistant - Insect Ecology Group (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

October 4, 2021

Description

Research Assistant - Insect Ecology Group (Fixed Term)

A short-term Research Assistant post is available in the Insect Ecology Group in the Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge, directed by Edgar Turner.

Applicants will help to coordinate remote fieldwork that is currently taking place in Indonesia and Malaysia, investigating different management practices in smallholder oil palm plantations and their impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem processes. This will involve working closely with our project partners in IPB University and Sinar Mas Agro Resources and Technology Research Institute in Indonesia, and Universiti Putra Malaysia and Wild Asia in Malaysia, to: advise field teams on data collection, collate and cross- check data as it is collected, liaise directly with smallholder farmers, contribute to data analysis and writing of any manuscripts, and help to plan and set-up an end of project workshop.

The successful candidate will interact closely with and be supported by the PI and other team members involved in the project, including four postgraduate students and one postdoctoral researcher. The candidate will also work closely with Dr Sarah Luke, University of Nottingham, and Dr Julia Drewer, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) Edinburgh.

Candidates should have a good background in ecology, a sound understanding of field data collection methods, and good data processing skills. Experience of tropical fieldwork and agricultural systems are desirable. There will be opportunities for training, including attending conferences, as part of the project. As the Insect Ecology Group is based in the Museum of Zoology, there will also be opportunities to participate in public engagement activities within the Museum.

Interview dates: Remote interview on 13, 14 or 15 October 2021.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 6 months only.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please quote reference PF28137 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part- time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to: Dr Edgar Turner Email: ect23@cam.ac.uk

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Anastasia Nezhentseva Email: an286@cam.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is: 4 October 2021

Interview dates: 13, 14 or 15 October 2021. Interviews maybe carried out remotely.

Please quote reference PF28137 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information
  • Further Particulars
  • Department/Location

    Department of Zoology, Cambridge

    Salary

    £27,116-£31,406

    Reference

    PF28137

    Category

    Research

    Published

    13 September 2021

    Closing date

    4 October 2021

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