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Research Assistant: Investigating spatial effects on species recovery outcomes

A Research Assistant position in Department of Zoology, located in Central Cambridge, is available from 1 January 2020 for up to three months, to work in the GeoGenetics Group with Dr Ana Prohaska on spatial effects on species recovery outcomes.

The RA will work as part of a Cambridge Conservation Initiative funded project that aims to quantitatively assess the effects of varying spatial scale and resolution on conservation outcomes by applying the newly proposed Green List protocol to a suite of species, using both empirical and modelled data, and employing a series of approaches to dividing species ranges into spatial units. The RA will also explore way in which identified spatial bias could be effectively quantified, presented/visualised and ameliorated.

Duties will include identification and optimisation of suitable techniques for quantitative analysis of spatial effects in ecological analysis, applying these techniques to a number of relevant species datasets, and assisting with interpretation and write up of the results.

Essential skills: - BSc in ecology, conservation science, spatial analysis, or a related field - Demonstrated experience in GIS analysis - Demonstrated record in written and oral communication in relevant subjects - Ambition and drive, strong work ethics, and good communication and interpersonal skills - Enthusiasm to interact with colleagues - Ability to organise time and work effectively, independently and responsibly in a research team setting.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 3 months.

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