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Research Fellow

Marine Biology & Ecology

Location:  National Oceanography Centre Southampton
Salary:   £30,942
Full Time Fixed Term (until 31/05/2022)
Closing Date:  Thursday 06 February 2020
Reference:  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,

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed application form online at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. References are requested along with your application, so please allow time for these to be received prior to the close date, to assist the department with shortlisting. If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4046. Please quote vacancy reference number 1224520HN on all correspondence.

Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder: Ocean and Earth Sciences

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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