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Company Name: SANCCOB – Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds
Job Title : Research Manager
Location : Cape Town
Closing Date: 4 November 2016

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SANCCOB Research Manager

** SANCCOB seeks to employ a Research Manager to join their dynamic team.

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Key responsibilities :
** Provide strategic leadership to place SANCCOB as a thought leader in seabird conservation

Conduct applied research in the following areas :
** Rehabilitation techniques
** Disease in the wild
** Post release monitoring
** Publish regularly in peer reviewed scientific literature
** Present research findings at relevant conferences, meetings and workshops

Provide internal thought leadership :
** Ensure SANCCOB remains at the front of current scientific thinking
** Ensure research findings are fed back into organisational protocols (e.g. rehab techniques)
** Build strong partnerships with relevant academic institutions and other seabird researchers
** Develop collaborative projects
** Co-supervise masters and PhD students

Manage the research department :
** Personnel management, budget, administration, work planning
** Assist in fundraising
** Management of data generated by SANCCOB including the analysis of the data

Requirements :
** PhD in a seabird or marine related field
** At least five years’ experience
** A significant publication record
** A sound knowledge of seabird biology, conservation issues affecting seabirds, conservation practices and principles
** Excellent written and verbal communication and networking skills
** Ability to lead a team and be part of a team
** Willing and able to travel and regularly conduct fieldwork
** A valid Code B driver’s license

How to Apply :
** Please forward CV, a letter of motivation and contactable references for attention to e-mail natalie AT
** Deadline for applications – Friday, 4 November 2016.
** Management will not accept telephonic applications and will only correspond with applicants chosen for interviews.

Contact Address :
22 Pentz Drive, Table View
Cape Town 7925
P O Box 11116 Bloubergrant
Cape Town 7443

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