Postdoctoral Research position: Fish ecophysiology & the global marine carbon cycle

School of Biosciences
Postdoctoral Research position (Ref: N2614)
Reporting To: Dr Rod Wilson
Salary will be in the range £26,523 to £31,671 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience
Fixed Term contract for 3 years

The School of Biosciences, Exeter wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Researcher to work under the supervision of Dr. Rod Wilson on a 3-year grant funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to start as early as 1 June 2010. The project concerns the physiological and environmental controls of gut carbonate excretion in marine fish (Wilson et al., 2009 Science 323: 359-362), and the chemistry and fate of these carbonates within the ocean. These data will then be used to improve modelling of the global contribution of fish to the marine inorganic carbon cycle. The successful applicant will form the vital link in a multidisciplinary research team from Exeter, CEFAS (Lowestoft), UEA, Manchester, Southampton, the Met Office Hadley Centre, and Universite Libre de Bruxelles.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD or equivalent, a strong background in integrative fish physiology and excellent team-working, communication, and inter-personal skills. Practical experience of fish respirometry and the factors controlling metabolism would be especially beneficial. A familiarity with carbonate crystal chemistry and morphology would also be relevant. The applicant should also be a confident, independent scientist with knowledge in the discipline and of contemporary research methods to work within established research programmes. Applicants must be effective in the design of experiments, preparation of data for publication and assisting in the training of graduate students.

For further information please contact Dr. Rod Wilson, e-mail: or telephone (01392) 264652.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter with the contact details of three referees to Dr. Rod Wilson, Associate Professor in Integrative Animal Physiology, School of Biosciences, Hatherly Laboratories, University of Exeter, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4PS (e-mail: quoting the job reference N2614.

The closing date for completed applications is Friday 16th April 2010.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity in its workforce and, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, is particularly keen to consider applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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