|Salary:||£35,308 to £43,155 per annum|
|Placed On:||26th May 2023|
|Closes:||25th June 2023|
Working Hours :Full-time
Term: Fixed Term (24 months)
A 24-month postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in Strathclyde’s Marine Science group, focused on Dynamic Energy Budget (DEB) modelling of sandeels and sprat in the past and future North Sea. The position is part of the NERC ECOWINGS project (https://ecowind.uk/projects/ecowings/), which aims to advise policymakers on the consequences of offshore windfarm development for seabirds and the larger ecosystem of the northern North Sea. Forage fish form a crucial link between the physical and biogeochemical aspects of ocean change (warming, transport, primary production, zooplankton) and conservation concerns at higher trophic levels (seabirds, predatory fish, and marine mammals), and this modelling project aims to “climate-proof” the advice that arises from ECOWINGS, by developing next-generation multi-decadal projections of food availability for breeding seabirds.
The research associate will join an active, interdisciplinary community of ocean and population modellers in the Strathclyde Department of Mathematics and Statistics, as well as having the opportunity for visits to the diverse ECOWINGS project partners across the UK and the international marine science community. A PhD in population modelling, DEB modelling, mathematical ecology, or a related discipline is required, as are excellent programming skills, communication skills, and preferably some prior knowledge of fisheries and marine ecology.
Initial Interviews are scheduled for 05/07/2023
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Douglas Speirs, Reader (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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