University of Exeter
School of Biosciences
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Vertebrate Ecology (Ref: N2073)
Salary: ?26,391 per annum
Fixed term contract for two and a half years
A postdoctoral research fellow is sought to carry out research on marine vertebrates in waters of the western English Channel as part of the EU INTERREG funded Channel Habitat Atlas for Marine Resource Management. Work will be carried out in conjunction with that already underway as part of the South West Regional Development Agency funded Penninsula Research Institute for Marine Renewable Energy based around the establishment of the WaveHub, an offshore wave energy generating facility in the waters off North Cornwall.
This new full-time post is available from 1 June 2009 on a fixed term basis for two and a half years. Based at the University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus, the Research Fellow will lead research on cetaceans, seabirds, seals and basking sharks.
Work will be carried out under the supervision of Drs Brendan Godley, Stuart Bearhop, Annette Broderick and Matthew Witt, but the successful candidate will also liaise closely with other staff from a range of institutions in the UK and France.
The successful candidate will have a clearly established track record of publishing in peer reviewed ecological journals and will preferably have demonstrable project management and fund-raising skills. An ability to work both independently and within a team is essential.
Applicants should also have marine vertebrate ID skills, experience in advanced statistics and modelling and be able to drive. Additional skills that would be advantageous include: ability of use GPS and GIS to record and analyse biological date; experience of ECOPATH and ECOSIM, remote cetacean monitoring and distance sampling; an ability to handle boats, and speak French.
Please use "Ref: N2073" as subject line for all correspondence Informal enquiries can be sent to Dr Brendan Godley, e-mail B.J.Godley@ex.ac.uk.
To apply, CVs and a covering letter with the contact details of three referees should be sent to Dr Brendan Godley electronically to at the e-mail address above with a hardcopy follow-up ,
Centre for Ecology and Conservation,
University of Exeter,
Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9EZ,
quoting the job reference N2073.
The closing date for completed applications is 1 May 2009. Interviews will be held at the University's Cornwall Campus near Falmouth in mid May. The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity in its workforce and, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, is particularly keen to consider applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.