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Postdoctoral Research Associate / Fellow

University of Exeter - College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Location: Cornwall
Salary: The starting salary will be from £30,497 on Grade E for Associate or from £36,382 on Grade F for Fellow, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 21st November 2021
Job Ref: R77857

The College of Life and Environmental Sciences

This full-time post is available from January 2022 on a fixed term basis until 30 June 2025.

The post

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate or Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in a research project called Phytoplankton Response to Climate Change (PRIME). This UKRI funded post is available from January 2022 until 30 June 2025 in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.

The post will be based at The Centre for Geography, Environment and Society which is within the College of Life and Environmental Sciences on the Penryn Campus.

The successful applicant will work on a research grant investigating the response of phytoplankton to climate change. Your focus will be specifically on the impact of climate change on the vertical distribution of phytoplankton in the ocean. Experience or knowledge of oceanography is desirable, but not essential. There will be a large emphasis on data mining and handling, processing, and analysing, large oceanographic datasets. 

The post will include scientific method development, scientific programming, analyses, leading/writing journal papers and opportunities to travel. The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

About you

Applicants will hold (or be close to completing for Associate level) a PhD, have experience in publishing scientific journal papers, be numerically proficient and be comfortable writing scientific software, and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in their discipline, and of research methods and techniques used in their discipline. Experience or education in any of the following: oceanography, marine biology, physics or remote sensing is desirable, but not essential.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification available on our website for full details of this role.

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
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Cornwall

Further information

For further information please contact Dr Bob Brewin, e-mail or telephone (01362) 255119.

 The closing date for completed applications is 21 November 2021. Interviews are expected to take place the week commencing 6 December 2021.

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