Research position in biodiversity informatics

Title of Position: Researcher in Biodiversity Informatics

 Candidate Profile:

  • Educational and Research Expertise: Candidates should possess relevant PhD-level expertise in the fields of computer and data science, database management and modelling, with application to ecology and/or environmental sciences.
  • Technical Proficiency: Advanced skills in R (and/or Matlab or Julia) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are required.
  • Teamwork and Communication: The role demands the ability to work collaboratively in teams, effectively share ideas, and engage in national and international networking .
  • Language Proficiency: Excellent writing skills and fluency in English are mandatory. Spanish language skills are an asset but not a requirement.

What We Offer:

  • Contract Duration and Salary: Initially, a 3-year contract with a salary commensurate with experience, ranging from €40,000 (starting level) to approximately €50,000 (advanced level). This is exclusive of an additional 33.6% for social security. Pending on mutual agreement, the position may be extended in time.
  • Supervision and Collaboration: Supervised by Research Professor Miguel B. Araújo.
  • Research Environment: Opportunity to join a dynamic and international team of highly motivated researchers at National Museum of Natural Sciences (part of the CSIC) in Madrid.

Application Process:

  • Deadline: Submit applications by March 31, 2024.
  • Application Materials: Email a comprehensive CV (limited to 5 pages), a cover letter detailing your suitability for the role, and contact details for two referees who can provide references to maraujo “at” mncn “dot” csic “dot” es. In the subject of the e-mail please write: “Research position in Biodiversity Informatics”.


This position offers a unique opportunity for a motivated researcher to contribute to impactful research in conservation science and climate change.