Date: 01/05/2016
Company: Reneco for Wildlife Preservation
Job category: Permanent position
Job locations: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Job context:
Reneco’s mission is to implement an overall conservation strategy aiming to restore and preserve the endangered North African and Asian native houbara bustard populations (Chlamydotis undulata and Chlamydotis macqueenii). To achieve these goals, Reneco has developed a multidisciplinary approach in different centres and countries combining fundamental and applied research in such varied areas as ecology, biology, physiology, captive breeding, veterinary medicine, with an in-depth expertise in the reinforcement of wild populations.
More particularly, research efforts aim to increase general knowledge on both species and their habitats to provide useful tools for conservation planning at a large scale and in various environments. In addition, the success of the program and its impact on the environment has to be carefully assessed.

Job description:
The holder of this position will focus on population dynamic of the Asian houbara bustard. In the last 10 years demographic rates of migrant houbara have been regularly assessed in several parts of the species range providing an unprecedented data set for modelling the viability of the species. In paralleled, several reinforcements have been conducted using captive bred individuals for restoration or hunting objectives. The effect of these reinforcements on the overall population dynamic requires to be carefully assessed.

The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:
Fieldwork and experiment protocol edition and application / team training / data analysis / report edition / scientific papers edition / international communication (congress) / conduct regular research meeting (students, fieldworkers) / student supervision.

Skills required:
The successful candidate should hold a PhD degree with an education well rounded in animal ecology and conservation biology. More particularly a profound knowledge on species demography and population dynamic is required.

Language requirements:
Fluency in English.
Additional valuable abilities:
Ability to work in a multicultural and multinational environment.
Mobility across all Reneco’s projects in Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa.

Start date: 2016
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Additional benefits: Full medical insurance, travel allowance, length of service gratuity, provisions for accommodation

To submit an application
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