Research Assistant in Biogeographical Modelling 2024
Are you an early career researcher looking for your first challenge? Do you have a background in biogeographical data analysis? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?
We are seeking a talented ecological data analyst to quantify wild deer populations at landscape and national scales using extensive drone surveillance data. In collaboration with Forest Services, the British Deer Society and BH Wildlife Consultancy, we will collate and interrogate existing data on the distribution and abundance of up to six species of deer living wild in England.
We will map regional and national abundance patterns in support of deer and woodland management policy (e.g. the England Deer Strategy), charitable objectives and to enable the correction of drone counts into population size estimates.
For this role, you should have a first degree/Masters in ecology or a closely allied discipline. You should also have experience in the analysis and interpretation of landscape-scale data on wildlife populations, including the incorporation of remotely sensed data into statistical models.
The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was awarded a Silver award in 2020.
We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.