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Postdoctoral Research Associate

The University of Edinburgh - College of Science and Engineering, School of Biological Science, Institute of Ecology and Evolution

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £35,333 to £42,155 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th December 2022
Closes: 11th January 2023
Job Ref: 5967
 

Closing date: 11/01/23, 5pm

Fixed term: From 1st March 2023 for 38 months

Full time: 35 hours per week

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associates to work on the phenology of a wild population of red deer.

The Opportunity:

A 38-month NERC-funded Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available to investigate multiple phenology traits in the 50-year data series for the individually-monitored red deer on the Isle of Rum, Scotland. The project will include analyses of phenotypic plasticity, selection, quantitative genetics and population dynamics.

The esearch is led by Profs J. Pemberton & L. Kruuk based in the Institute of Ecology and Evolution in the University of Edinburgh’s School of Biological Sciences in collaboration with Prof. J. Slate (Sheffield) and Dr. M. Morrissey (St Andrews). IEE has a world-leading research environment with multiple groups working on evolutionary quantitative genetics, evolutionary ecology, and adaptation to environmental change.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • PhD in ecology or evolution;
  • Interest in understanding the effects of climate change on natural populations
  • Strong experience in statistical analyses of large complex data sets, in particular familiarity with mixed models
  • Strong track record of publication in primary academic journals
  • Good collaborative and collegiate skills;
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