Senior Research Associate in Marine Ecology
University of Portsmouth – School of Biological Sciences
Salary: £29,301 to £32,958
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 17th February 2017
Closes: 1st March 2017
Job Ref: ZZ600260
Employment type: Fixed term to 30 September 2018
Interview date: 08 March 2017
We are seeking a talented and creative marine ecologist to co-ordinate the Capturing our Coast (CoCoast) research project for the University of Portsmouth Southern regional hub. CoCoast is a national marine citizen science programme addressing questions on anthropogenic threats to intertidal community structure and biodiversity, engaging a unique network of volunteers in the data collection process. Working autonomously with instruction from the research leader, the post holder will provide co-ordination for the volunteers in the southern region; implement experimental protocols and give volunteer training and support. In this outward-facing position the candidate will also engage with the other project partner organisations from the UK and will have to communicate complex science to a range of audiences and target groups. The successful candidate will have a track record in marine/coastal science research and engagement.
This post is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund. Willingness to work flexible hours (weekends and evenings) is essential for this position.
The Southern regional hub post is based at the Institute of Marine Sciences which is an internationally renowned marine centre providing research (http://www.port.ac.uk/…/resea…/marine-environmental-science/) and teaching (http://www.port.ac.uk/…/facil…/institute-of-marine-sciences/), supporting over 200 staff, undergraduates and postgraduates, but with strong interdisciplinary links across the University, including the University of Portsmouth Environmental Network (http://www.port.ac.uk/university-of-portsmouth-environment…/) and the School of Biological Sciences (http://www.port.ac.uk/school-of-biological-sciences/). Portsmouth is a dynamic and innovative place to work and study and the University is committed to delivering an excellent student experience in conjunction with world-class research.
Applications must be made in accordance with the University of Portsmouth e-recruitment application process (https://port.engageats.co.uk/). Informal enquiries may be made by contacting Dr Gordon Watson on 023 92845798, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org