Job category Permanent position
Job locations Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Job context Reneco’s mission is to implement an overall conservation strategy aiming to restore and preserve the endangered North African and Asian native houbara bustard populations (Chlamydotis undulata and Chlamydotis macqueenii). To achieve these goals, Reneco has developed a multidisciplinary approach in different centres and countries combining fundamental and applied research in such varied areas as ecology, biology, physiology, captive breeding, veterinary medicine, with an in-depth expertise in the reinforcement of wild
More particularly, research efforts aim to increase general knowledge on both species and their habitats to provide useful tools for conservation planning at a large scale and in various environments. In addition, the success of the programme and its impact on the environment has to be carefully assessed.
Job description The holder of this position will focus on research and development of captive breeding techniques applied to bustard species, with a particular emphasis on the effects of husbandry techniques in outdoor and indoor (controlled environment) on individual condition and reproduction.
The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:
Protocol edition and follow up of their application / team training and coordination/ data analysis / report edition / scientific papers edition / international communication (congress) / conduct regular research meeting (students, fieldworkers) / student supervision.
Skills required The successful candidate should hold a PhD degree with an education or experience well rounded in breeding biology, reproduction physiology, animal behaviour, and bird husbandry.
Complementary knowledge in the following topics would be an asset: ex-situ conservation,
artificial reproduction in controlled environment.
He/She must be able to move in several countries within Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa.
Fluency in English
Additional valuable abilities
Ability to work in a multicultural and multinational environment.
Mobility across all Reneco’s projects in Middle East, Asia and North Africa.
Start date 2018
Salary Commensurate with experience
Full medical insurance, travel allowance, length of service gratuity, provisions for accommodation
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