UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

Research Associate in Animal Behaviour 

Location
Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
Posted
21 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
21 Sep 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Research Associate in Animal Behaviour  

Job number  ACAD102837 
Division/School  School of Biological Sciences 
Contract type  Open ended contract staff 
Working pattern  Full time 
Salary  £32,548 
Closing date for applications  21-Sep-2017  

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to lead experimental work on a new Leverhulme Trust funded project exploring how salience in prey determines predator targeting behaviour. The candidate will design and run behavioural experiments using fish attacking virtual and real prey items (see, for example, our previous work published in Science: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnBv76VQzNk). There will also be fieldwork carried out in Trinidad, filming shoals of fish (guppies) from rivers varying in predation risk.
 
The overall project is lead by Dr. Colin Tosh at the University of Newcastle although the successful candidate will be based at the University of Bristol in the Ioannou research group (www.ioannougroup.com). The experimental work at Bristol will be designed and analysed in close collaboration with the project lead and PDRA who will lead on the modelling aspect of the project, thus the ability to work as part of a team is essential. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable academic interest and strong background in experimental animal behaviour, behavioural ecology or animal cognition research. Previous experience working with fish is desirable but not essential.
 
For informal enquiries please email Dr Christos Ioannou on C.C.Ioannou@bristol.ac.uk 
 
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