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Recruiting: scientific research advisory committee member

February 26, 2024

We are recruiting-  Scientific Research Advisory Committee member

Do you want to join us in changing the future for UK songbirds? SongBird Survival (SBS) are seeking an experienced scientist to join our scientific research advisory committee. You will be tasked with ensuring the integrity of our research to support the charity in achieving its strategic mission. The committee helps to identify key research priorities, examine research proposals, and advise avenues for influence, awareness, and education to maximise the impact of research findings.


We are currently seeking an experienced scientist with expertise in avian eco-physiology and or eco-toxicology, with an interest in the endocrine system in particular. We would strongly consider a candidate with veterinary experience, but welcome scientists with relevant skills across disciplines.

What we expect:

The SBS scientific research advisory committee is chaired by Paul Dolman, Professor of Conservation Ecology at UEA. It holds two meetings per year, with one online, and one in person at a London venue or mutually agreed upon location.  Occasionally, extraordinary meetings will be held to discuss matters pertaining to new project setup. Any travel required for these meetings would be remunerated by SBS and an annual stipend is offered.

Committee members would also be asked to contribute on an ad-hoc basis to occasional requests for advice in between meetings via phone or email.

The initial term of appointment would be 3-4 years.

About SongBird Survival

Songbird Survival is the only UK charity dedicated solely to the welfare of songbirds. The charity’s vision is to see a resilient and balanced UK songbird (and other small bird) population, sustained through sound management strategies. We provide evidence to support such strategies (plus the policies and laws that encourage them) through funding top quality scientific findings. SBS’s research, since first commissioned in 2007, has been wholly independent. It is carried out by experts at top universities and through respected independent scientific research organisations.

If you think you could be the right fit, get in touch!

To find out more and how to apply, please contact Charlotte Bartleet-Cross; and we can provide a summary booklet for prospective committee members.

The call for applicants for this position closes at 9am Tuesday 5th March 2024.

We value diversity and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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