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College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour
The College wishes to recruit an Associate Research Fellow to support the work of Dr Darren Croft, Prof Michael Cant and Dr Daniel Franks (University of York). This NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) funded post is available from 1st November 2013 to 31st October 2016 and will be based at the Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour, Exeter. The successful applicant will work as part of an interdisciplinary team to identify the social drivers of survival and fecundity in two resident killer whale populations. Working with project partners in the USA and Canada the project will use multigenerational demographic and social databases that span over three decades. By applying a of combination life history analysis, theoretical modelling, social network analysis and behavioural observations this project will provide the first empirical test in a non-human animal of the general theoretical framework proposed to explain reproductive senescence in natural populations.
The post will include data management and analysis, modelling of social and life history data, field visits to the study populations, research planning, collaborative team working, preparing reports and publications, organising meetings and presenting research findings to a range of different audiences.
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 possess a relevant PhD and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants should have excellent data management and statistical analysis skills and proven experience of working with complex quantitative data sets. Experience of social and life history analysis and modelling techniques would be an advantage.
To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.
Interviews are expected to take place early to mid September.
For further information please contact Dr Darren Croft, e-mail D.P.Croft@ex.ac.uk or telephone (01392) 725649.
We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.
The College is working towards department Silver Athena SWAN awards as a commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.
The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:
Please send your completed application and equal opportunities form along with your CV, covering letter and the details of three referees, to Dr Darren Croft, email D.P.Croft@ex.ac.uk quoting the reference number P45471 in any correspondence.
To download the application and equal opportunities form please follow the below links;
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