This post may be undertaken remotely or may be split between remote working and our main office in Battersea, South London, UK. This is a one year fixed term contract for 30 hours per week.
The Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) is proud to be the leading UK charity devoted solely to the conservation of bats and their habitats. Through education, collaborative action and scientific research, we inspire individuals and organisations to value and speak out for bats.
The Bat Conservation Trust participates in innovative research, and coordinates the National Bat Monitoring Programme, a world-leading citizen science programme which produces population trends for British bat species. We are currently expanding this programme to include new monitoring and analysis approaches, particularly in the field of passive acoustic monitoring and genetic surveillance. We aim to ensure our monitoring work is underpinned by robust science, and the data we produce contributes to high-quality cutting-edge research.
To support our science and monitoring work, we are looking for a one-year fixed term contract for our Head of Science and Monitoring. The key purpose of this role is to lead on the delivery of our science and monitoring strategies. This will include developing and implementing innovative research and monitoring projects, as well as leading the science and monitoring team. The role will act as a source of technical advice on survey and monitoring techniques across BCT and at key external meetings.
You will have experience in project design, project management, statistical analysis using R and producing scientific publications, You will have knowledge of bat ecology and behaviour alongside a broader understanding of conservation policy. You will have knowledge of bat survey techniques and in particular acoustic sensing and classification technology. You will have experience of leading a team and you will hold a PhD in a relevant discipline.
Deadline: Fri 22 October
Details, application form etc: https://www.bats.org.uk/the-trust/jobs-careers/head-sci-and-mon