Postdoctoral Research Fellow Ref:3004976

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chimpanzee Conservation 0.4 FTE 

(Fixed-term up to 22 months)

£33,797 - £40,323 pro-rata per annum

Vacancy Reference: 3124

The School of Biological and Environmental Sciences is seeking to appoint a part-time postdoctoral research fellow in chimpanzee conservation for a fixed term period of up to 22 months.

You will join the Jane Goodall Institute-funded project investigating chimpanzee conservation in western Tanzania, coordinating ongoing survey work in Tanzania and analysing long-term data.

You will work closely with an UK-based team and also primarily Swahili speaking field-based teams to ensure surveys continue on schedule and conduct preliminary analyses on incoming data. 

Duties include collating and managing long-term monitoring data from genetic, acoustic, camera trap, and line-transects across Tanzania, leading analyses into chimpanzee population size, distribution, and habitat use, conduct trend analyses to assess change over time, write research papers for peer-reviewed animal behaviour, primate, and conservation journals, as well as participate in applications for grant funding. You should be prepared to oblige any other duties commensurate with the grade as deemed necessary by the Director of the School of Biological and Environmental Sciences

If you are interested, or for more information, please contact Dr Claudia Mettke-Hofmann email:

The School/ department is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Gender Equality charter for promoting the career of Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) in higher education. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post and all appointments will be made on merit. 

Closing date: 28 February 2021

For further information and to apply online please visit our website:

Alternatively contact the Human Resources Department via email:

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