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Principal Investigator- Tenerife

The primary function of a Principal Investigator is to co-ordinate the research programme, involving overall supervision of the biological surveys and implementation of community-based conservation projects. More specifically, the Principal Investigator role will entail: Taking overall responsibility for the leadership of the project and development and implementation of the research programme Liasing, developing and maintaining relationships with collaborators The supervision and training of junior staff as well as management, support, training and motivation of volunteers / research assistants Preparation of project reports, funding proposals and publication of results in scientific journals Representing the technical side of the project when liaising with relevant authorities, research institutes and international agencies Assisting with project logistics and administration

To manage all members of the project field staff, supervise all aspects of their survey work and provide accredited and non-accredited training where necessary to achieve the project objectives;
- To develop and implement a standard work programme to cover each survey component namely socio-economic survey work and biological work including vegetation surveys; bats; reptiles; and amphibians, and selected invertebrate groups;
- To manage, support and develop volunteers / research assistants in all aspects of their participation on the project;
- To supervise the collection and processing of accurate field data and specimen collections for all survey components;
- To ensure that the specimens collected are appropriately preserved and delivered to the relevant taxonomist for identification;
- To liaise with taxonomists to ensure the timely identification of specimens and the incorporation of an accurate species list in each technical report;
- To produce technical reports, scientific papers and project planning documents to a schedule agreed with the Research and Development and Operations Managers;
- To assist the Operations and Research and Development Managers with technical information required for the production of project planning documents and specific funding proposals;
- To manage and supervise the maintenance of project resources;
- To liaise with other relevant organisations, including the project funding organisation, the local University, and individuals to develop the project and its scientific resources, particularly relevant scientific references
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country : Spain

job category : Overseas Positions

job type (s): Principal Investigator

job area (s) : Research / Administration

deadline for applications : No deadline

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