Research Fellow Ref 2902

School/department: School of Life Sciences
Hours: full time
Contract: Fixed term 24 months from 1 April 2018 until 31 March 2020.
Reference:  2902
Salary: starting at £32,548 and rising to £38,833 per annum
Placed on: 31 January 2018
Closing date: 1 March 2018. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: 1 April 2018

Job description

The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming in the top 10 in the REF 2014.

We are seeking to appoint a Post Doctoral Researcher to investigate the combined impacts of light and sound pollution on nocturnal wildlife.  The post will involve modelling the distribution of light and sound pollution in the environment, assessing the impacts on key receptor species, and testing potential mitigation techniques. 

The ideal candidate will therefore have excellent quantitative skills, and experience in spatially-explicit modelling.  He or she will also lead field-based experiments and experience in working with bats, other nocturnal mammals, or invertebrates in the wild would be an advantage. 

The post-holder will work with end-users of mitigation strategies to co-design research questions and methodologies. The ability to communicate effectively with a broad audience, alongside a good track record in publishing scientific papers, is therefore essential.

The School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award. Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

The School of Life Sciences welcomes applications to academic posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at Family Friendly Policies

For further details about the role, candidates can contact Professor Fiona Mathews

Download job description and person specification Ref 2902 [PDF 127.31KB]

How to apply

Download our academic post application form [DOC 301.50KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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