Post-doctoral research fellow in animal ecophysiology

Faculty of Science and Technology
School of Marine Science and Engineering
Ref: A1797
Salary £30747 pa – Grade 7

You will be required to work with Prof. John I. Spicer and Dr Piero Calosi in collaboration with other members of the Ocean Acidification UK Programme on a NERC-funded project. This is a multidisciplinary research programme which will involve the PDRF working between Plymouth and Aberdeen. The broad aim of the project is that to determine the ecophysiological responses of a number of marine invertebrates exposed to warming and high CO2 at set times.

The PDRF will be responsible for; collecting specimens for experimental work in the field; constructing and running (including day to day maintenance) laboratory experiments and culture facilities; carry out ecophysiological measure in the laboratory and field as required; to work with colleagues conducting parallel experiments at PML and Aberdeen;
general administrative duties including planning of experiments and logistic, data management, statistical analysis, press release and writing up of results. Potential attending meetings or conferences and helping to prepare presentation for such.

Requirement for flexible working hours and out of hours, requirement to travel independently to and from field sites (field sites or other experimental facilities) is necessary.

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a fixed-term basis for two years in the first instance.

Interviews will be held on Friday 6 August 2010.

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor John Spicer on 01752 584650 or email john.spicer@plymouth.ac.uk although applications must be made in accordance with the details shown.

Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 23 July 2010

Job description and further particulars

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