Scientific Modeller / Spatial Scientist – specialising in terrestrial carbon mapping

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Predominantly home-based with regular UK travel to Oxford, London and to clients.

Job Type

Permanent

About the Role

Natural Capital Research requires a skilled spatial modeller to specialise in mapping carbon density of vegetation as well as rates of carbon sequestration into vegetation and soils. Educated to at least Masters degree level in a relevant subject such as forest ecology or plant-soil interactions, candidates should have a demonstrable experience of working with remote sensing data products and/or forest inventory data, as well as experience in the efficient analysis of large spatial datasets using Python and R.

The position offers the right candidate the opportunity to work on the delivery of innovative and high-profile natural capital modelling projects in the UK and globally. The role is ideal for a person who is keen to use their skills to develop innovative nature-based solutions.

The Opportunity

THE OPPORTUNITY

Natural Capital Research (NCR) provides tools, surveys, analysis and accounts to facilitate comprehensive natural capital assessments. We are a fast-growing company with an exciting portfolio of innovative projects to deliver tools and services for businesses, organisations or individuals that have direct interests in land management decisions, including landowners and managers, utility companies, and NGOs. Our goal is to measure, value and help enhance natural capital, for the benefits of private and public businesses and organisations, and to ensure that natural capital assets are maintained and enhanced to leave the natural environment in a better state for future generations.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will fill an exciting new position focused on the interface between terrestrial carbon modelling, global change biology, and sustainable above-ground biomass production, to meet the growing demand for evidence-based approaches to natural capital management. The incumbent will use an interdisciplinary field observatory, remote sensing, and/or modelling approach to predict terrestrial carbon storage and fluxes, and simulate the impact of land use changes on these resources. Research fields include the development of innovative tools based on big data and artificial intelligence to assess and improve the potential of ecosystems to mitigate climate change and to enhance the sustainable use of natural resources.


The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a talented, highly motivated

team of modellers and scientists. The nature of our work creates a fast-paced and challenging environment which offers the right candidate an opportunity to make their mark and excellent opportunities for career progression. In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package and the opportunity to make a difference in a relatively new, challenging and rewarding field.


NCR is an equal opportunities employer.

Details

Contract:

Permanent.


Salary:

The salary will be £34,000 - £36,000 per annum (pro-rata for part-time) depending on skills

and experience.


Location:

Predominantly home-based with regular UK travel to Oxford, London and to clients.


Closing date:

We are seeking to recruit urgently, and early application is actively encouraged. Applications

will be reviewed as soon as they are received with successful applicants being contacted for

immediate interview. Advertising will remain live until the position has been recruited to.


To Apply:

Please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@natcapresearch.com

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