Lecturer in Biosciences – Marine Aquatic Ecophysiology

Lecturer in Biosciences – Marine Aquatic Ecophysiology (microalgae/protist/invertebrate/fish) – Up to 2 posts available

Swansea University College of Science is a cutting edge research and teaching environment with state of the art facilities across five Departments (Biosciences, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics and Physics). The College is looking to expand in a number of areas, the first being Biosciences to strengthen and strategically grow areas of excellence. We have very recently made 5 new appointments in Biosciences and the College now welcomes applications for Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in the field of Ecophysiology, reference AC00043. There are 2 posts available to be made in support of the Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research, selecting from our interests in algae/protist, invertebrates and fish.

The college would be pleased to accept applications from candidates with interests in Fish Ecophysiology, Aquatic Invertebrate Ecophysiology or Microalgal or Aquatic Protist Ecophysiology. Our interests range over all aspects of fish and aquatic invertebrates, but with emphasis on organisms of direct or indirect commercial importance and microalgae, microzooplankton, mixotrophic protists, and parasitic protists. These include aspects of environmental aquatic science (such as harmful algal blooms), and biotechnology (notably the algal biofuels agenda).

The Department has benefited from external funding totalling more than £6 million in the last year, allowing a suite of Research Officer appointments and further enhancement of excellent aquatic laboratory and seagoing facilities. Recent Departmental research highlights include climate change impacts in marine environments, roadmapping of microalgal biotechnologies, aquaculture/environment interactions, and elucidating the behavioural ecology of animal movement.

These positions are specifically targeted to complement our core research activities in aquatic trophic dynamics (led by Professor Kevin J Flynn) within the Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research http://www.aquaculturewales.com/. Our strategic vision is to create a world-class end-to-end experimental/applied marine trophic dynamics grouping in CSAR.

Senior Lecturer: Applicants will have a PhD in a Science subject area and an appropriately strong record of excellence in academic research. They will have a strong publication record in high impact innovative publications (“quality that is internationally excellent, or world-leading, in terms of originality, significance and rigour”) with at least three such papers since 2008. They will demonstrate clear potential to provide academic leadership in their subject area, and will have excellent communication skills. A strong record of higher education teaching experience and experience of postgraduate supervision is essential. A solid record of achievement in attracting external research funding is required.

Lecturer: Applicants will have a PhD in a Science subject area. Applicants should provide recent evidence of appropriate academic publication success and of professional engagement in their subject area, commensurate with their career stage. They will have a strong publication record in high impact innovative publications (“quality that is internationally excellent, or even world-leading, in terms of originality, significance and rigour”) with at least three such papers since 2008. Evidence of ability to communicate their subject to an academic or student audience is essential, and previous higher education teaching experience and experience of postgraduate supervision is desirable.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of College, Professor Steve Wilks s.p.wilks@swansea.ac.uk or directly Head of Department, Professor Flynn at k.j.flynn@swansea.ac.uk or the Director of CSAR, Dr Robin Shields at r.j.shields@swansea.ac.uk Applicants should specify the level of appointment they wish to apply for.

This post will close at midnight Friday 25th May 2012. Applicants will find full job details together with the online application link by clicking on the Apply Online.

Salary scale: £31,020 to £52,706 per annum (pro rata for part time staff) Reference: AC00043 Closing date: 25 May 2012