02/10/2019
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Science 4 Refugees

23-month fellowship: the effectiveness of protected areas at conserving biodiversity

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    CNRS - CEFE (UMR 5175)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBiodiversity
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    09/11/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › Montpellier
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/02/2020
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    766417

OFFER DESCRIPTION

This 23-month research project will investigate the effectiveness of protected areas as biodiversity conservation tools.

You must read this page in detail before applying: http://www.inspire4nature.eu/newposition/. The nature of the funding means that there are very strict conditions of eligibility, including: candidates must have a Master’s degree but not yet a PhD; and they must have not resided in France for more than one out of the past three years. Only applications in English, that respect the eligibility constraints, and that follow the application instructions (detailed in the website), submitted via this portal until the 8 November (midnight, Paris time) will be considered.

Activities

The recruited researcher will investigate the effectiveness of Protected Areas as biodiversity conservation tools, particularly those covering Key Biodiversity Areas, and the extent to which they ensure the long-term persistence of the biodiversity within their boundaries. The research will have a large-scale scope (continental to global). Depending on the interests of the recruited researcher, it may focus on either terrestrial or marine Protected Areas, or both. In order to take advantage of the best existing datasets on the spatial distribution of species, the project will focus on vertebrate species, particularly birds. The fellow will be responsible for developing the details of the project in collaboration with the supervisors. It is expected that this project will contribute to more accurate measures of the past impact and future value of protected areas, guiding and informing priorities for policy-making.

Institutional context and supervision

The recruited candidate will become one of 15 fellows in the Inspire4Nature project (http://www.inspire4nature.eu/), a unique training programme at the interface between academic excellence and the world of international biodiversity conservation organisations.

This project is based at the Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, in Montpellier, France (supervised by Ana Rodrigues, CNRS Senior Researcher). The project is in strong collaboration with BirdLife International (supervised by Stuart Butchart, Chief Scientist, and Paul Donald, Global Science Coordinator) and the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC; supervised by Nina Bhola, Senior Programme Officer).

Make sure you read this page for more details: http://www.inspire4nature.eu/newposition/. 

Constraints and risks

The successful candidate will work full time and exclusivity for this project. The project involves regular national and international travels, in particular to Cambridge (UK) but also participation in the 2020 World Conservation Congress (in Marseille) and the 2021 International Conference on Conservation Biology (in Africa, location to be decided).

 

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Benefits

2600-3000€/month gross salary (depending on family circumstances)

2000-2200€/month net salary (depending on family circumstances)

Eligibility criteria

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent
  • Be an early-stage researcher: within the first four years of your research career, no doctoral degree yet.
  • Meet the mobility rule: you cannot have resided in France more than 12 months within the past 3 years.

For more details, see: http://www.inspire4nature.eu/newposition/

Selection process

  • Deadline for submitting applications: 8 November 2019 (midnight, Paris time).
  • Short-listing phase: until 22 November 2019
  • Interviews: 5-6 December 2019 – please keep these dates open
  • Final decision: mid-December 2019.
  • Position starts: as soon as possible, and no later than 1 March 2020.

For more details, see: http://www.inspire4nature.eu/newposition/

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBiodiversity
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Biological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

Required for this position:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent
  • A good proficiency in the English language
  • A strong academic record in Ecology or a related field.
  • Have previously completed at least one individual research project lasting ≥ 4 months
  • Proficiency in the R language.
  • Good knowledge of statistical analyses.

Desirable for this position:

  • Experience in spatial analyses with Geographic Information Systems.
  • Experience in scientific communication and outreach.
  • Conversational skills in French.

Make sure you read this page for more details: http://www.inspire4nature.eu/newposition/.  

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (CEFE)
France
Montpellier
34293
1919 route de Mende

EURAXESS offer ID: 450592

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