Research Fellow in Polar Benthic Ecology

University of Southampton

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United Kingdom

Position type:

Full time

14 Feb 2018
08 Mar 2018

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Reference number: SOU-972618HN

The successful candidate will join the Marine Biology and Ecology Research Group in Ocean and Earth Science, and report to Prof. Martin Solan, Dr. Jasmin Godbold and Dr. Laura Grange. Applicants will have a PhD, or thesis submitted subject to examination, in marine biology/ecology/physiology or similar, and have experience of conducting laboratory/field based experiments with benthic invertebrates and/or knowledge of histological and other laboratory techniques used to assess invertebrate reproductive resilience. Experience of working at sea is desirable, but not essential. The successful candidate will be competent in applying and interpreting statistical analyses, and will be expected to disseminate results in peer-reviewed scientific journals and at international conferences.

Interviews will take place on or around 15th March, 2018. Applicants wishing to take the post on a part-time employment basis will be considered and are encouraged to apply.

Informal enquiries about the post should be made in the first instance by email to Prof. Martin Solan,

Ocean & Earth Science holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award, demonstrating their commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. The University of Southampton holds additionally an Athena Swan Silver Award.

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Elsa Samwell (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 972618HN on all correspondence.


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