|Salary:||£37,099 per annum|
|Placed On:||28th September 2023|
|Closes:||6th November 2023|
School of Life Sciences
Our staff are passionate about science and have travelled from all over the world to be at Essex and use our first class facilities.
The Ecology and Environmental Microbiology Group in the School of Life Sciences are focused on understanding the ecological mechanisms behind global change and providing clear management and policy recommendations.
Our research crosses all levels of biological organisation (from genes to ecosystems) and across taxonomic groups (from microbes to macro-organisms). We are now looking to appoint a Senior Research Officer to work in Dr Anna Sturrock’s Research Lab on a UKRI-funded project ‘From Ions to Ecosystems: A Novel Framework for the Biomonitoring and Management of Vulnerable and Commercial Fishes’
Duties of the post
The researcher in this post will lead research validating chemical proxies for movement and environmental histories, particularly hypoxia. Responsibilities include day-to-day data and lab management, fieldwork/sample collections, labwork and method development, data analysis and publication writing, maintaining relationships with project partners, and public outreach.
We are looking for a candidate experienced in ecology and laboratory work, ideally with experience of fish ecology/physiology, otolith chemistry/schlerochronology, environmental chemistry, fieldwork, and/or geochemistry. You will be trained in all aspects of the work, but you should be confident in your ability to problem solve and organise this ambitious and multifaceted project. The appointee will lead on sampling logistics, laboratory work, fieldwork, data analyses and publication writing. Candidates should have good communication skills, and the ability to work independently as well as with other members of the research team and broader set of collaborators.
You will undertake or manage practical elements of research such as setting up and conducting experiments, conducting fieldwork, analysing data and engaging in individual and/or collaborative research activities resulting in internationally excellent publications that is in keeping with Research Excellence Framework (REF) criteria.
A full list of duties can be found within the job pack attached.
Skills and qualifications required
The successful candidate will hold a relevant doctoral level degree inenvironmental science/chemistry/ biology, or equivalent professional experience or practice.
Please note, the successful candidte will be appointed to the post of Senior Research Officer.
As part of the process and to be successful you will be required to demonstrate how you your research has been impactful within and beyond the academic sphere, recognising the importance of this and the effect it will have on the University.
The University of Essex is a campus based University and all academic appointments are made with the expectation that you will be present on campus to fulfil the requirements of your position. At the time of a job offer, the possibility of hybrid working, will be discussed and considered on an individual basis, but you will be required to be based within the UK.
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