Post-doctoral Research Fellow, School of Biology and Environmental Science

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Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£36284.67 - £42980.84 per annum
13 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
29 Mar 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2 within UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science.

The MARBEFES project is a pan European project that broadly aims to determine the links between biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and the resulting ecosystem services and societal goods and benefits. The Blue Carbon component of MARBEFES specifically aims to understand the magnitude of carbon sequestration across a range of geographical areas, to understand the link between biodiversity and carbon sequestration and to clarify that this link is dependent on healthy biodiversity. In addition, the blue carbon component aims to recommend how management interventions (such as the management of the source of carbon and protection of the fate of carbon) should be addressed to maximize the ecological value.

The candidate will be based in UCD under the supervision of Dr Grace Cott and will be co-supervised by Dr Stefanie Nolte of the University of East Anglia, UK. In addition, the candidate will liaise closely with project partners across Europe. This is a research focused role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.

The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

Candidates will have excellent current knowledge of the literature in the field, especially pertaining to carbon cycling in coastal and marine ecosystems, extensive practical experience in the measurement of carbon stocks and the use of stable isotope techniques. The candidate will maintain accurate and comprehensive field and experimental records with excellent attention to detail; publish results in peer- reviewed journals and other duties associated with the research project, of an occasional nature, which may be assigned by the Principal Investigator, Dr Grace Cott.

Postdoc Level 1 Salary Scale: 42,033 - 48,427 per annum OR

Postdoc Level 2 Fixed Salary: 49,790 per annum

Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 29th March 2023.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications. UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned. The PD1 position is intended for early stage researchers, either just after completion of a PhD or for someone entering a new area for the first time. If you have already completed your PD1 stage in UCD or will soon complete a PD1, or you are an external applicant whose total Postdoctoral experience, inclusive of the duration of the advertised post, would exceed 4 years, you should not apply and should refer to PD2 posts instead. The PD2 post is intended for researchers that have completed PD1. As with the PD1, if you have already completed your PD2 stage in UCD or will soon complete a PD2, or your total Postdoctoral experience, inclusive of the duration of the advertised post, would exceed 6 years, you should not apply and should refer to Research Fellow posts instead.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

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