Research Fellow - School of Environmental Sciences

Norwich, Norfolk (GB)
£42,792 to £49,553 per annum, pro rata for part-time     
Friday, 28 May 2021
End of advertisement period
Monday, 28 June 2021
Contract Type
Part Time

Faculty of Science
School of Environmental Sciences

Research Fellow  Ref: RA1863

£42,792 to £49,553 per annum, pro rata for part-time     

We seek a highly motivated Research Fellow with in-depth knowledge of marine ecosystems to lead the next stage of developments of the ecosystem component of the PlankTOM model series as part of the NERC Marine Frontiers project. Developments will focus on mortality processes for the purpose of exploring the limits of instability of marine ecosystems this century. The post-holder will introduce viruses in the PlankTOM model and oversee the developments and validation of the other ecosystem components, focusing on the extension and improvements in mortality processes. You will design and conduct your own model simulations and devise research to explore the conditions under which marine ecosystems can become unstable. Responsibilities include specifically the planned introduction of a representation of viruses, guiding broader developments of marine ecosystem processes by other group members including students, coordinating the use of observations for model parameterisation and validation, and enhancing international networks. You will both design and deliver your own research and support the research of others.

You will hold a PhD in the analysis of marine ecosystem functioning and associated carbon fluxes, and have in-depth experience with marine ecosystem modelling, and in-depth knowledge of the role and importance of marine viruses are essential. Experience with global ecosystem models is desirable. 

You must have excellent analytical skills, a strong publication record, and the ability and desire to work within a research group, supervise the work of others, and be able to meet all the essential criteria set out in the Person Specification. 

This post is available on a fixed term basis from 1 September 2021 to 29 February 2025.

Part time working request may be considered for this post (minimum possible hours available are 80% FTE).

Closing date: 28 June 2021

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