|Salary:||£31,066 to £33,641 per annum|
|Placed On:||27th September 2023|
|Closes:||20th October 2023|
+ 45 days holiday in a full year (inclusive of 14 public/general holidays)
+ Enrolment into Local Government Superannuation Scheme
Located in Thurso, the ERI benefits from unrivalled access to the “Flow Country” peatlands of Caithness and Sutherland: covering 4000 km2, they represent largest expanse of blanket bog in Europe and a site of global significance, candidate for UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
The Flow Country is also a landscape of changes, where centuries of human use have left their imprint on the peatlands, and where large-scale restoration and infrastructure development are currently rolled out at pace. Of course it is also a landscape where climate extremes like wildfires and droughts have become more likely, because of the changing climate.
The ERI’s ‘Peatlands” theme aims to study peatland resilience across scales and discipline boundaries, including through the Leverhulme-funded programme of research “Developing a new understanding of blanket bogs from molecules to landscapes”. We now seek a Research Fellow who will join our team and use a combination of palaeoecological techniques and climate modelling approach(es) to help predict how blanket bog processes and distribution may respond to the combined pressures of land-use and climate change.
As well as local knowledge and field-based facilities within world-class peatlands, the researcher will benefit from access to existing datasets, office space and laboratories facilities within UHI North Highlands’ Thurso sites, Castle St. and the Centre for Energy and the Environment (CfEE).
Informal queries can be made to Prof. Roxane Andersen by email prior to submitting an application : email@example.com
Appointment will be fixed-term 18 months (subject to probationary period).
Closing date for applications Friday 20th of October 2023. Interviews are planned for 6th of November 2023.
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