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Post-doctoral Research Associate

University of Reading - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Location: Reading
Salary: £32,348 to £42,155
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th December 2022
Closes: 2nd January 2023
Job Ref: SRF43486
 

Applications are invited for this fixed-term, full-time post-Doctoral position on project ‘Transferable ecology for a changing world’. Project TREE is an Exploring the Frontiers project funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated quantitative natural scientist with a strong commitment to collaborative, open research initiatives. The candidate will join a dynamic team passionate about ecosystem restoration and will be involved in developing reproducible workflows for making accurate predictions about forest restoration outcomes.

Applicants should have a track-record of quantitative modelling and have a PhD in ecology, Earth sciences or other relevant area of the natural sciences. Advanced skills in programming and spatial data handling and analysis are essential, while knowledge of forest ecosystem dynamics would be a major advantage.

Other opportunities associated with the role include advising and collaborating with PhD students, assisting with the running of research group meetings, and actively participating in writing scientific articles.

The successful candidate will be expected to commence as soon as possible. 

Interview date: 09/01/2023

Informal contact details

Contact role: All enquiries

Contact name: Rebecca (Becks) Spake

Contact phone: r.spake@reading.ac.uk

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-UK candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that by reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship will not be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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