Senior Wildlife Scientist - Stonehouse, South West

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Stonehouse, South West
£34,490 - £40,000
Sep 13, 2016
Oct 03, 2016
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Full Time

Senior Wildlife Scientist
Stonehouse, South West
Salary: £34,490 - £40,000

Ref. 1507093

At the Animal and Plant Health Agency, we safeguard animal and plant health for the benefit of people, the environment and the economy. As part of the Defra group, we help protect endangered wildlife, safeguard the welfare of farmed animals and undertake research on diseases, vaccines and food safety. As a Senior Wildlife Scientist on our wildlife disease research team, you’ll play a major part in helping us achieve those goals.

Conducting research on badger ecology and wildlife disease management, you’ll provide expert scientific and technical advice to Defra and the Welsh Government. You’ll lead your team to deliver on key projects and play an active role in researching TB in badgers, making vaccination a particular area of focus.

Your success will lie in your ability to communicate scientific and technical knowledge – both to funding organisations and collaborators. And whether you’re publishing research papers, writing proposals, supervising students or delivering training in the field, your passion for sharing knowledge and raising awareness will shine through.

This role demands a PhD or equivalent in biological science in addition to experience of field work encompassing wildlife study techniques. You’ll ideally be an expert in mammals, and you’ll have a bibliography of publications in peer-reviewed journals. The ability to creatively manage projects and resources against policy demands and a fast-changing workload is essential, as are exceptional communication and relationship-building skills.

In return for your dedication, we’ll support your ongoing development with opportunities for training. You will also enjoy excellent Civil Service benefits including pension.

To apply, please click on the 'Apply' button.

Closing date:  Monday 3rd October 2016