Post Doctoral Research Associate in River Restoration Ecology
Department Of Biosciences
Grade 7 (£33,199 - £39,609) pro rata
Applications are invited for a Post Doctoral Research Associate in River Restoration Ecology to work across two projects "Adaptive Management of Barriers in European Rivers” (AMBER) (https://amber.international/) and “Effective management of river lamprey stocks”, leading field sampling, carrying out telemetry studies, analysing data and contributing to reports, peer-reviewed articles and conferences/workshops.
The H2020 project AMBER (2016-2020) is delivering innovative solutions to river fragmentation in Europe through an integrated adaptive barrier management approach. It involves 20 partners from 11 European countries and further information is available on the AMBER website. Durham Biosci’s involvement has, especially, been to contribute to the barrier atlas development, measure responses of fish and habitat to barrier removal, determine the utility of barriers in managing invasive aquatic animals, and determine the behaviour and passage of fishes at obstacles and fishways. The project “Effective management of river lamprey stocks” is a 2-year (2018-2020) collaboration with the University of Hull (led by Hull) and cooperating with the Environment Agency and Natural England, funded by the Marine Management Organisation. Its aims are to measure migration and access to spawning habitat by river lamprey, exploitation rates by the trap fishery, passage success at weirs and fishways, and responses to hydropower.
This post is part time (21 hours per week) and fixed term until 31 August 20.
Closes midday on : 02-Aug-2019