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Ecosystem and Green House Gases Scientist

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Environmental, CSR & Sustainability
Location   Scotland (Central)
Town/City   NERC CEH, Edinburgh
Salary   £28,200 Full time Open ended
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Mid Level
Deadline   29/04/2018
Company Name   UK Research and Innovation
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Website   Further Details / Applications
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UK Research and Innovation is a new entitythat brings together nine partnersto create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation.

The recruiting partner is NERC - the Natural Environment Research Council - is the UK’s leading public funder of environmental science. The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) is part of NERC and is the UK's Centre of Excellence for integrated research in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere. Working in partnership with the research community, policy makers, industry and society, CEH undertakes cutting edge research to deliver world class solutions to the most complex environmental challenges facing humankind.

About the role

You will be in the CEH team who compile the Land Use, Land Use Change & Forestry (LULUCF) sector of the UK’s National Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory.

The post will contribute to work funded by the UK Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and presents an opportunity for an exceptional candidate to work at the interface between scientific research and government policy and demonstrate the UK’s compliance with International Climate Change targets.

About you

You will have a PhD in a suitable environmental science or equivalent experience in a research environment.  You will be responsible for compiling the annual GHG inventory according to internationally-agreed methodologies, and will require strong numeracy skills and excellent attention to detail. You will be required to show an understanding of current land use policies and their impact on emissions/removals of greenhouse gases. Expertise in soil science and/or reporting land use/land use change is therefore required.

What we offer

We take care of our employees by offering many benefits such as a public sector pension scheme, 30 days’ annual leave and 10½ days’ public and privilege holidays per annum.

We have an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under represented and their applications are particularly welcomed. Guaranteed interview scheme for applicants with disabilities

How to Apply

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please click here. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone.

Please ensure that you complete an application form as CVs will not be accepted as a standalone. The form should be uploaded via the "My Account" menu option on the "Jobs Home" page.

Closing date: Sunday 29th April 2018

Interview date: Thursday 24th May 2018

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