Post-doctoral research associate in ocean acidification research

School of Life Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
*Salary: £28,983 – £35,646*

We are looking for a talented and highly motivated postdoctoral scientist for a 3-year research project examining the impacts of ocean acidification on two important marine calcifiers, cold-water corals (Lophelia pertusa) and coralline algae (maerl). This work forms a component of a new benthic research consortium funded through the UK’s £12m Ocean Acidification Research Programme.

The appointee should be prepared to carry out fieldwork and work at sea on ocean-going research cruises. Although desirable, prior experience of ocean acidification and biomineralisation research is not essential.

The position is based within the School of Life Sciences on the University’s Edinburgh campus. Heriot-Watt University has a 100 year tradition of University level higher education, while the School of Life Sciences was recently voted to be within the top three Scottish Universities for Biosciences Education. Starting salary will depend on qualifications and experience *Interviews will take place in week beginning 26 July 10.* The position will be available from October 2010.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr J Murray Roberts (j.m.roberts@hw.ac.uk ).

Download an application pack from our website www.hw.ac.uk/jobs or contact the Human Resources Office, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh EH14 4AS tel 0131 451 3475 (24 hours) email hr@hw.ac.uk quoting Ref 107/10/J Closing date: 23 July 2010

J Murray Roberts
Reader in Biodiversity
School of Life Sciences
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, Scotland
EH14 4AS
T +44-(0)131-451-3463
F +44-(0)131-451-3009
E j.m.roberts@hw.ac.uk

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