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BES Tropical Ecology Group: Communications Officer

The BES Tropical Ecology (BESTEG) SIG are looking to recruit a new committee member. The new role will focus on supporting and developing our media output named InFocus. The BESTEG publish monthly interviews with researchers working within the field of tropical ecology. The successful applicant will have a strong interest in science communication. They will contact potential researchers, gather interviews and pass on to the InFocus editor to be reviewed and published online. 

The BESTEG helps to promote and facilitate communication and interaction between tropical ecologists, practitioners and policy. Our aims are:

  • Transfer and development of knowledge and skills
  • Encourage inter-disciplinary research activities
  • Support for early career researchers

Main responsibilities

Ensure a consistent supply of 12 interviews per year
Be willing to assist with organising one BESTEG event per year. 

Skills and competencies

Excellent at building relationships with a range of people
Organised and efficient at collating content
Able to work to deadlines
Show a proactive approach to science communication 
Able to work successfully within a team 

All committee positions are voluntary, but joining our committee can offer a way to contribute to our community, network, attend events, develop and extend skills, and for this role in particular a chance to communicate with exciting researchers in our field!

The BESTEG is committed to promoting equality and diversity. Please apply by sending a CV and a short paragraph highlighting your interest in the committee and this position to

Closing date: 10 December 2020

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Various Research Fellowships – based in Panama
Closing Date: Various and Ongoing

Fellowships range from three months to three years and allow young scholars to explore their own research questions across Panama’s rich tropical ecosystems while based at our state-of-the-art facilities.

Further details are available here.

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To advertise job, studentship, training and workshop opportunities here, please email details to tropical@britishecologicalsociety.org or use our blog contact form.

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2 thoughts on “Opportunities

  1. I am currently working as a research assistant in a local NGO called Mbou Mon Tour located in DR Congo in the province of MaΓ―-Ndombe. We work in the conservation of bonobos and their habitats in the wild. We have created 6 community forests in which bonobos are found in large numbers. We are the first to identify them and present them to the international community. We are in search of support for more research in this area which is very little known scientifically. I would be happy to have a partnership with your organization.


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