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Employment opportunities within the IWC Secretariat

Lead for Science

The IWC Secretariat is recruiting a new lead for science. This is an important role, providing support to the Scientific Committee, its leadership, meetings and work programme.  The wide-ranging responsibilities of the post also include facilitating communication and co-ordination between science and other areas of the IWC work programme, supporting the strategic development of the Secretariat, and management of a small team. The postholder is also Editor of the Journal of Cetacean Research and Management. 

The successful candidate will:

  • hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (Zoology, Marine Biology, Fisheries Science, Environmental/Fisheries Policy etc.)
  • have the ability to explain complex scientific information to a non-specialist audience and the ability to form credible relationships with scientists, Contracting Governments and other stakeholders
  • have a track record of delivering work on time and on budget
  • have extensive knowledge of the peer review process and experience of working in an editorial or similar role
  • be able to lead, develop and empower a team

This full-time (37.5 hours), permanent post will be based at the IWC headquarters in Impington.

Closing date for applications: 5pm Monday 3rd February 2020 - download full job spec here

How to apply:

Please send a CV and covering letter setting out how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification to by 5pm GMT on Monday 3rd February 2020

We welcome applications from overseas candidates.

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.