Position type:

Full time

07 Jan 2020
06 Feb 2020

Full details:

Reference number: SOU-1224520HN

Applications are invited for the post of Research Fellow in Marine Ecology at the University of Southampton, based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton on a fixed term basis until 31/05/2022. The successful candidate will investigate the implications of organism trait variability and environmental change for ecosystem functioning in marine soft sediment systems, and projections of marine ecosystem futures using hypothesis-led laboratory experiments. Under the direction of Dr. Jasmin Godbold, research will investigate specific organism traits that make species more or less vulnerable to environmental change and quantify how variation in trait expression in surviving communities influence sediment ecosystem functioning. Funded by UKRI NERC, the position will involve direct collaboration with the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas, Dr. Clement Garcia, Dr. Stefan Bolam and Dr. Ruth Parker) and the University of Hull (Dr. Jörg Hardege and Dr. Katharina Wollenberg-Valero) and associated stakeholders. The successful candidate will have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualification in marine biology/ecology or related discipline and have an understanding and knowledge of the ecosystem consequences of environmental change in marine ecosystems. The successful candidate will be coordinating and conducting the fieldwork and mesocosm experiments and will be responsible for data analysis and write-up for publication, and will also be expected to contribute to the wider research environment within the research group.

This is a full-time post but part-time is a possibility.

For applicants interested in a Part Time role, please note: This role is unlikely to support a Certificate of Sponsorship with a part time salary amount (a Certificate of Sponsorship is required to obtain a Tier 2 visa to work in the UK).

*Applications 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 completion of PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given

Enquiries about the post should be made by email to Dr. Jasmin Godbold,


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