Postdoctoral Research Fellow to the Director of the Marine Institute

The Marine Institute is seeking a dynamic postdoctoral research fellow for a unique role supporting the research activities of the Marine Institute and the research of the Director, Prof Martin Attrill. The post will be in two parts: firstly to develop and run research projects within the areas of interest of Prof Attrill and secondly to support Prof Attrill and the MI team in running the Marine Institute by being part of existing and new research programmes and taking on roles within the Marine Institute associated with research (e.g. running annual research conferences, developing new collaborative projects with local and national partners, etc.).

You should be a proactive, dedicated individual with a love of the marine environment and wide experience of fieldwork. To complement Prof Attrill’s research areas you will have a degree in Marine Biology or a relevant subject plus a PhD in marine ecology with a preference for coastal, temperate benthic community ecology. Key areas of research interest are seagrass ecology, Marine Protected Areas, climate change impacts and impact of fisheries.

You will have specialised in field investigations or experimental ecology with a major field component. Experience of underwater video analysis, boatwork and subtidal sampling will be an advantage. You must enjoy working within a supportive research team and thrive on dealing with unknown challenges as new project opportunities become available. You will be expected to support and initiate opportunities for further funding and to produce research papers and reports where necessary.

Interviews will be held later in September for a start date as soon as possible after interview.

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a fixed-term basis for 3 years. Closing date: 12 midnight, Friday 7 September 2012.

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