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Post-doctoral Research Associate (Conservation Science Research Group)

A Research Associate post is available in the Conservation Science Research Group to be supervised by Dr Thomas Worthington and Professor William Sutherland in the Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge, and Dr Mark Spalding of The Nature Conservancy. The preferred start date is from 1st December 2020, but there is flexibility either side.

The Postdoctoral Researcher will work on a new synthesis of mangrove conservation and restoration practices with members of the Global Mangrove Alliance (GMA) science working group. They will leverage the collective knowledge of a team of experts across sectors to summarize the state of the science around effective and sustainable mangrove conservation and restoration. This synthesis will provide the basis for a series of recommendations (and possible publications) on best practices supported by credible science, tools and resources. This position's main goal will be to provide a sound methodological approach to mangrove conservation and restoration to benefit stakeholders from local to national scales.

The Postdoctoral Researcher will coordinate several work packages synthesizing accepted best practice in relation to mangrove conservation and restoration. These work packages will be led by members of the GMA and the candidate and will include:

Essential

  • Educated to PhD level, in a relevant subject such as interdisciplinary ocean science, restoration, or ecology

Skills and knowledge

  • Good understanding of marine/coastal conservation and/or restoration
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Capacity to work with and coordinate a diverse group of scientists and stakeholders
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships
  • Proven ability to analyse and write scientific results
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Attention to detail

Desirable

-Experience in organizing workshops -Knowledge of mangrove ecosystems

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 April 2022 in the first instance.

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.

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Please quote reference PF24455 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.

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Earth Optimism Digital Content Coordinator (Fixed Term)

We are looking for a proactive, passionate individual to start as soon as possible to help to create high quality and engaging videos and other digital content for the Earth Optimism Summit taking place from 26 March to 4 April 2021 as part of the Cambridge Festival. Earth Optimism 2021 will consist of a Stories of Hope speakers program alongside a digital Solutions Fair where local organisations will showcase ideas about how we can scale our individual choices to generate collective impact for biodiversity and our shared planet.

The successful applicant will work alongside the part-time Earth Optimism Coordinator, our digital media partners and the Earth Optimism Summit planning committee. Cambridge's 2021 Earth Optimism event is a collaboration between Zoology Department, the Cambridge Conservation Initiative and the Tropical Biology Association.

The post-holder will be responsible for the delivery of speaker videos, for supporting our live online events in March and April, and for assisting participating local organisations to create digital assets. It is therefore pertinent that the successful candidate has experience in the video production process and in developing, producing and delivering digital content.

Given the current situation we anticipate the majority of this work can be conducted remotely.

Key areas of responsibility:

Video creation for the Stories of Hope program: - Guide the speakers through the video creation process, and advise on video best practice where necessary - Go through self-filmed content before it is passed on to film production company to identify and rectify problems and pick out key footage - Work with film production company to ensure compelling and engaging video content is created - Provide a guiding voice throughout the video production process - Work with speakers and video companies in different countries in situ to ensure that the videos are high quality and on-brand

Live event support: - Live event support, both public facing and behind the scenes - Ensure live Q&A sessions are chaired and moderated during the event. - Support the speakers who are part of the Q&A sessions both before and during the Q&A - Organise logistical support for digital content delivery. This includes organising appropriate digital platforms for the Q&A sessions and ensuring all the resources required are in place for delivery

Digital asset creation for the Solutions Fair: - Work with key local organisations to help them produce engaging digital content - Assist the organisations with online promotion of the content - Ensure that the content produced is appropriately branded

Informal inquires could be addressed to Kirsten Russell (kt346@cam.ac.uk)

We anticipate interviewing in the week beginning 2 November 2020

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 5.5 months.

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.

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 department/institution/Faculty/School/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 PF24381 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.

Categories: Current Vacancies