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Ecology Field Surveyor Posts for 2019

TEP is an award-winning environmental consultancy with a team of over 30 permanent ecologists.  We work with NGOs, government and commercial clients.

We are looking for ecology field surveyors for the 2019 survey season.  Applicants should have a scientific background and the posts would suit recent graduates and also ecological undergraduates whose course permits them to work on a sustained basis.

The core survey season is March to September.  Our 2019 work is predominantly in the North West and Midlands, based at either our Warrington or Market Harborough offices.   A full driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential.

A Selection Day will be held in our Warrington office on Thursday 31st January 2019.  This will give an introduction to TEP and feature talks from experienced surveyors. Following the Selection Day we will invite successful candidates to join our team either on a fixed-term contract or on a freelance basis.  TEP invests heavily in staff training with free to attend opportunities including:

  • In-house training courses covering protected species legislation, ecology, ID and survey methods, plus on-the-job learning hours towards various protected species licences
  • Lunchtime CPD sessions covering emerging trends and new research in ecology
  • Botanical training and a place on the Field ID Skills test accredited by Botanical Society of the British Isles
  • Chance to work alongside leading landscape designers, managers and arborists in a multi-disciplinary consultancy led by environmentalists

Application Process

Please visit for further information and to download a Selection Day Information and Application Form 2019. If you would like to be considered for a place on the Selection Day your CV and application form must be emailed to by noon on Monday 21st January 2019.  If you are chosen to attend the Selection Day invites will be emailed by Thursday 24th January 2019.

Assistant Professor opportunity at Baylor University

The Department of Biology at Baylor University seeks applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track) faculty position in Global Change Biology with emphasis on freshwater ecosystems. We seek candidates whose work is advancing our understanding of how climate change, landscape/waterscape transformations, species interactions, or biological invasions are affecting coupled human-natural systems at local, regional and/ or global scales. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research (CRASR) and emerging and existing university-wide initiatives in Global Health or Tropical Disease Biology, as appropriate for their research focus. The successful candidate will develop a vibrant, independent, and externally-funded research program with a record of refereed publications in high quality journals; contribute strongly to research; collaborate with faculty across many disciplines at the University; mentor and support graduate students; integrate undergraduates into research; and teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Service to the University, community, and profession is expected.

A link to the department can be found here:

Lecturer vacancy in Ecology and Conservation Oxford Brookes University

We are looking for an animal biologist with strengths in biodiversity conservation and genetics who can integrate with our existing research strengths. Candidates should have strengths in fieldwork, species identification skills, and data analysis (including R) and knowledge of the importance of applying basic ecology for advancing conservation science. Knowledge of new developments in interpreting both large ecological data sets and molecular data in conservation ecology would be advantageous as would knowledge of the applications of bioinformatics. Candidates will be responsible for contributing to the teaching of MSc Conservation Ecology and our undergraduate programmes, preparing students for careers in conservation and research. We will help to develop your research portfolio and engagement with ecological practitioners. We expect the successful candidate to be able to meet the requirements to progress to Senior Lecturer after two years. For detailed description and more information please see:

Three PhD positions available at University College Dublin

Bees, and other pollinators, are essential for both the production of crops and the reproduction of wild plants. Global declines in pollinating insects have led to concerns over future food security. Although many studies have investigated the factors contributing to bee decline, few have focussed on the implications of these factors for the pollination services bees provide. We are looking for excellent candidates for three PhD positions available on pesticide use, climate, pollinators and pollination. These positions will be based at University College Dublin, under the supervision of Dr Dara Stanley. Two are funded Science Foundation Ireland, and one in collaboration with Professor Jane Stout at Trinity College Dublin funded by DAFM. For detailed descriptions and more information please see

Two job opportunities at the University of Lincoln

Position 1: A full time lectureship is now available in Ecology to support the delivery of teaching across our range of existing undergraduate modules within our BSc Biology, BSc Ecology and Conservation and BSc Zoology programmes. We are looking for a candidate with research interests and teaching experience in ecology, with a preference for broad scale ecosystem approaches. We would particularly welcome applicants working at the agri-environment interface, community ecology or biogeography in its broadest sense:

Position 2: A full-time lectureship is now available in the broad areas of Ecology, Conservation Biology or Zoology, to support the delivery of teaching across our range of existing undergraduate modules within our BSc Biology, BSc Ecology and Conservation and BSc Zoology programmes. Whilst we will consider all applicants from a wide range of specialisms in marine or terrestrial environments, specific experience of teaching and/ or using a range of field skills, GIS and remote sensing or conservation management would be a particular advantage:

Global Challenges Research Fellow on Environmental Challenges and Resiliance

Oxford Brookes University is hiring a full-time postdoctoral fellow for 2 years, with the possibility to carry on for a third year, to work part time in Oxford, and part time in Java Indonesia, to examine the impact of wildlife friendly crop production on the diversity of insect and mammal pollinators and seed dispersers, including the Critically Endangered Javan slow loris. Java is one of the most heavily populated islands on earth, and understanding the impact of farming practices on wildlife and on sustainability of crops is essential to food and financial security. The fellow will be involved in ecological monitoring, radio telemetry studies of nocturnal mammals, and will help to facilitate the branding of Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network products in Java for international export. This project forms part of the long-term research of Professor Anna Nekaris, and is funded by the Global Challenges Fund Initiative. More information can be found here:

Scientist position at the University of Bayreuth

We seek a post-doctoral scientist to work on a three-year project within the interdisciplinary German-South African research consortium EMSAfrica (

The position will be focussing on establishing a network for monitoring biome shifts using environmental sensor systems. Parallel to this you will use physiologically based species distribution modelling to predict how climate change will lead to a range shifts of species and biomes in South Africa. You will work closely with Prof. Steven Higgins from the University of Bayreuth and Dr Jasper Slingsby from SAEON (South African Environmental Observation Network).

Candidates with Masters or Doctoral qualifications in plant ecology (or related fields) and research interests in climate change impacts and in combining field ecology, environmental monitoring and statistical ecology are encouraged to apply. This position is offered as a 75% funded position (TV-L E13)

We will start interviewing suitable candidates from 31 October 2018, but will accept applications until the position is filled. The position is available with immediate effect.

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