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Post Doctoral Research Fellow

University of Stirling

Location: Stirling
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th November 2021
Closes: 2nd December 2021
Job Ref: FAC01433

The Post

The Institute of Aquaculture (IoA), Faculty of Natural Sciences is offering a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) position to work on the environmental modelling of catchments and Scottish freshwater loch systems. The position will play a pivotal role and take the lead on delivering the research outcomes of the Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) funded project “Freshwater aquaculture in a changing world”.

This research project is centred on investigating water movement within freshwater loch systems as well as water flow and runoff from the wider catchment, and the implications for aquaculture planning and management. This project brings together a unique and significant freshwater aquaculture partnership from industry (Mowi Scotland, Dawnfresh Seafoods), environmental regulators (Scottish Environment Protection Agency, SEPA), aquaculture certifiers (Aquaculture Stewardship Council, ASC) and research organisations (University of Stirling and the Norwegian Institute for Water Research, NIVA) to assess and improve freshwater management tools to optimize environmental management and disease control.

Description of Duties 

  • Collate and analysing data as a baseline indicator of long-term environmental change
  • Develop catchment management models using a Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Develop water flow box-models within lakes to show interactions between difference areas or compartments
  • Help to develop risk maps for individual lakes, showing which areas for siting of fish cages has least risk of health and welfare and nutrient capacity issues. 

Essential Criteria 

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline
  • Extensive experience spatial environmental modelling
  • Evidence of self-motivation and the ability to work independently
  • Evidence of being able to work as part of a team 

For further information, including a full description of duties, essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see Vacancy details | About | University of Stirling

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