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.
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
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.
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For further details about the role, candidates can contact Professor Fiona Mathews firstname.lastname@example.org
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