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Research Assistant in River Ecology

Nottingham Trent University - Biosciences, School of Science & Technology

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £23,829 to £25,766 Grade E p.a. pro rata
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th December 2022
Closes: 15th January 2023
Job Ref: 011830

Additional Information:  We are looking for 2 people for the following posts:

Research Assistant in River Ecology, Grade E- This is a fixed term contract from 1st March 2023 to 31st December 2023-  Salary £23,829 - £25,766 p.a. pro rata

Research Assistant in River Ecology, Grade F- This is a fixed term contract from 1st March 2023 to 29th February 20234- Salary £25,766 - £28,901 p.a. pro rata

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About the roles

Grade E:

As our Research Assistant in River Ecology, you will be based at Nottingham Trent University’s School of Science and Technology, on our Clifton Campus. .You will work alongside a senior Research Assistant and Environment Agency staff to complete a programme of ecological fieldwork to test methods for sampling aquatic invertebrate communities (e.g. kick sampling) and for surveying plant communities in small streams across England. You will process collected samples in the laboratory, including identification of aquatic macroinvertebrates, mainly to family level. You will also become part of our diverse research team, which includes professorial to undergraduate researchers who are investigating biodiversity responses to environmental variability in freshwater ecosystems.

Grade F:

As our Research Assistant in River Ecology, you will be based at Nottingham Trent University’s School of Science and Technology, on our Clifton Campus. You will work alongside a junior Research Assistant and Environment Agency staff to complete a programme of fieldwork to test methods for sampling aquatic invertebrate communities (e.g. kick sampling) and for surveying plant communities in small streams. You will also lead the processing of collected samples in the laboratory, including identification of macroinvertebrates to family level, and will contribute to the analysis and reporting of project results. You will also become part of our diverse research team, which includes professorial to undergraduate researchers who are investigating biodiversity responses to environmental variability in freshwater ecosystems.

Details of your principal duties and responsibilities are provided in the attached job descriptions and person specifications. 

A full, clean driving licence is desirable.

Interview Date: week commencing Monday 23 January

If you have any queries about this role, please contact Rachel Stubbington (Professor of River Ecology, rachel.stubbington@ntu.ac.uk).

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