Career Opportunity /  3 May 2024

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ecoacoustics

What can soundscapes tell us about ecosystem functioning and health? We are looking to hire a postdoctoral researcher in ecoacoustics for Nature Recovery at Oxford

Deadline: 3 May 2024 - 19 days
Oxford - United Kingdom

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We are seeking a researcher with expertise in the collection and application of acoustic methods to monitor biodiversity and ecological function intact and human-modified landscapes in the context of nature recovery. We are particularly interested in approaches that go beyond species detection to yield meaningful information on ecological health. The researcher will be working as part of a large interdisciplinary team in the Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery that spans different University departments and research programmes, whose goal is to determine how to best monitor the effectiveness of nature recovery and nature-based solutions in the UK and the tropics. 

The post holder will be part of the Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery. An initial focus of this work will be on the biodiversity and ecosystem outcomes of restoration efforts in the Leverhulme case study landscapes of Oxfordshire, central Scottish Highlands, Ghana and Kenya.

As the PDRA, your main activities will involve managing academic research activities, including coordinating multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines and desired goals. This will involve designing, overseeing and conducting field work in the UK, working with a wide range of researchers from different disciplines, stakeholders and project partners. You will also be responsible for analysing data and preparing manuscripts for submission to peer reviewed journals. You may also have opportunities to co-supervise Masters and PhD projects.  

The successful candidate must hold, or be close to completion, of a PhD in a relevant subject area, or have equivalent experience, and possess experience analysing ecological acoustic datasets. The projects you will be working on are interdisciplinary and so the ability to work collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries is essential.  

You will have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings.  

You will report to Yadvinder Malhi. This position will start as soon as possible and is for 3 years.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on May 3, and interviews will be held in mid-May

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