Research Scientist

Bat Conservation Trust

Fixed term contract for 30 to 37.5 hours a week for 12 months

This post may be undertaken remotely or may be split between remote working and our main office
in Battersea, South London.

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our team of scientists leading research into
biodiversity population monitoring and contribute directly to the conservation of the UK’s
unique and fascinating bat fauna.

The Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) is proud to be the leading UK charity devoted solely to the
conservation of bats and their habitats. Through scientific research, education and
collaboration we deliver effective conservation action for these remarkable species.

The Bat Conservation Trust 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. 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 this goal, we are looking for a passionate scientist to lead research into, and
development of, innovative new bat population monitoring approaches. The role will have a
particular focus on developing effective survey and analysis protocols for structured and
unstructured bat monitoring surveys that employ passive acoustic sensors.

You will have with strong statistical and analytical skills, particularly in the areas of
biodiversity survey design, power analysis, species population trend estimation and
distribution modelling. You will hold a PhD in a relevant discipline.

For more information, and to apply, please see the job description on our website via the link below.

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