Postdoc Research Assistant position in Marine Ecosystems and Foodwebs in London, UK

A Postdoctoral Research Assistant position is available in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London (QML). Working with Dr Andrew Hirst, you will examine marine ecosystems and food webs in the context of a changing climate. The project is part of the larger Marine Ecosystems Research Programme, and is jointly funded by NERC and Defra.

The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent in marine ecology, with a background in organismal and/or food web analyses. Experience of field and laboratory work, as well as data synthesis approaches would be desirable. A demonstrable ability to develop your own research through to publication is also desirable. Research will include meta-analysis, sea-going and laboratory work. The focus will be on describing the regulation of marine food webs, past, present and future. Appropriate training will be provided as part of our commitment to develop the careers of our researchers.

The Marine Ecosystems Research Programme ( will bring together existing data, target new data collection, and integrate data, models and ecosystem services within a common framework in order to improve our understanding of the whole UK marine ecosystem. The programme will support an ecosystem approach with policy, regulatory and management implications. During the project the PDRA will work closely with the project partners from across the UK.

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Deadline for application is 17th April 2014



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