The College of Life and Environmental Sciences
This full-time post is available from January 2022 on a fixed term basis until 30 June 2025.
The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate or Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in a research project called Phytoplankton Response to Climate Change (PRIME). This UKRI funded post is available from January 2022 until 30 June 2025 in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.
The post will be based at The Centre for Geography, Environment and Society which is within the College of Life and Environmental Sciences on the Penryn Campus.
The successful applicant will work on a research grant investigating the response of phytoplankton to climate change. Your focus will be specifically on the impact of climate change on the vertical distribution of phytoplankton in the ocean. Experience or knowledge of oceanography is desirable, but not essential. There will be a large emphasis on data mining and handling, processing, and analysing, large oceanographic datasets.
The post will include scientific method development, scientific programming, analyses, leading/writing journal papers and opportunities to travel. The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.
Applicants will hold (or be close to completing for Associate level) a PhD, have experience in publishing scientific journal papers, be numerically proficient and be comfortable writing scientific software, and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in their discipline, and of research methods and techniques used in their discipline. Experience or education in any of the following: oceanography, marine biology, physics or remote sensing is desirable, but not essential.
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What we can offer you
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.
Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City. In 2019, Devon was voted as having the best quality of life of anywhere in England and Wales, making it a popular choice for both work and study.
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With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.
For further information please contact Dr Bob Brewin, e-mail email@example.com or telephone (01362) 255119.
The closing date for completed applications is 21 November 2021. Interviews are expected to take place the week commencing 6 December 2021.
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