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Employment opportunities within the IWC Secretariat

Lead for Modelling and Statistics

Working within the IWC Secretariat, this position will oversee the programming and implementation of cetacean population models and the management of related data. An important part of the role is to evaluate the sustainability of aboriginal harvest quotas through computer simulations and involves close collaboration with members of the Scientific Committee and other Commission stakeholders. The post holder will also have line management responsibility for three statistical officers.

We are looking for candidates with substantial programming and analytical experience, skilled in leadership and management, and confident in building effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have good communication skills, including the ability to explain technical material to a non-scientific audience.

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Overseas applications are welcomed, noting that the successful applicant will need to be based in Cambridge, UK. The IWC is a diplomatic mission and, as such, the successful candidate will be assisted in obtaining a visa to work in the UK.

This post is advertised as a Full-Time position (37.5 hours per week)

Applications, including CV and covering letter should be sent to by 5pm GMT 10 October 2021. If you require more information about the position, please contact Iain Staniland

Equal opportunities statement

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their sex; religious or similar philosophical belief; political opinion; race; age; sexual orientation; or, whether they are married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled; or whether they have undergone, are undergoing or intend to undergo gender reassignment