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Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Impact Fellow)

University of Exeter - College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £36,382 up to £47,419 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th September 2021
Closes: 24th September 2021
Job Ref: P78208

The College of Life and Environmental Sciences 

This full-time post is available immediately on a fixed term basis until 31 March 2022. 

The post

The College wishes to recruit an Impact Fellow to support the work of Dr Ross Brown. This UK Government funded post is from 1 October 2021 on a fixed term basis until 31 March 2022. The successful applicant will refine and validate an existing computer model (Stoner et al., 2021 in review) for predicting concentrations of HABs toxins (produced by Dinophysis species) in shellfish farmed along the south coast of Cornwall.    

The Impact Fellow will involve incorporate in the model: 

1) Increased temporal resolution of Dinophysis HAB events using contemporary data from water and shellfish sampling (twice per week) at two HAB hotspots on the south coast of Cornwall.

2) Increased spatial resolution of Dinophysis HAB events, taking into account coastal boundary effects at the selected case study sites. A possible approach would be to use Diffusion Based Gaussian Processes.

About you

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically. You will also be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events. 

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will be able to provide evidence of research activity and published research (in statistics and/or data science), experience in the use and coding of R statistical programs. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • Remote and flexible working arrangements within the UK
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

For further information please contact Ross Brown, ross.brown@exeter.ac.uk 

The closing date for completed applications is 24 September. Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing 27 September 2021.

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