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Advocacy Officer, Floodplain Meadows Partnership (Open University)

Funded through the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, the Floodplain Meadows Partnership is recruiting an Advocacy Officer. This is an exciting opportunity to work on the big issues facing floodplains today and to influence Government policy in agricultural land management, as we leave the EU. Through this role, you will make a marked difference in the conservation of grasslands in the UK, helping to deliver bigger, better and joined up landscapes for the benefit of people and wildlife.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 29 March 2019. For more details, including information on how to apply, see: http://www.floodplainmeadows.org.uk/content/advocacy-officer-job-fmp-apply-now

PhD project, Spatial movements and social contacts to understand transmission of Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease (University of Tasmania, Australia)

Dr Menna Jones is seeking a highly motivated and qualified candidate for a PhD project to commence in 2019. Tasmanian devils are threatened by transmissible cancer, devil facial tumour disease (DFTD). The project integrates spatial and social data to understand disease transmission and spatial spread and, thus, addresses a knowledge gap in wildlife disease ecology globally, and for DFTD specifically. This is a field project, placing proximity/GPS loggers on wild devils and modelling social network and movement data. The project is part of an international, transdisciplinary research program on evolution in the devil—DFTD host—pathogen system.

The scholarship is open to International and domestic candidates.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 30th May 2019. For more details, including applications, email Dr Menna Jones and see http://www.utas.edu.au/research/degrees/available-phd-projects/phd-projects/college-of-sciences-and-engineering/school-of-natural-sciences/zoology/linking-spatial-movements-and-social-contacts-to-understand-transmission-of-tasmanian-devil-facial-tumour-disease.