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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Aquaculture Production Science- University of Stirling

CLOSING DATE: 19-Dec-2021
LOCATION: Stirling Campus
Full time, Open ended
3 Positions available

Lecturer in Aquaculture Production Science (2 positions)
Grade 7 – £34,304-£40,927 p.a.
Grade 8 – £42,149-£50,296 p.a.

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Aquaculture Production Science (1 position)
Grade 9 – £51,799-£60,022 p.a.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 19 December 2021. Interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 January 2022.

For the purposes of sponsorship, this is a postdoctoral role under SOC code 2311.

The University of Stirling is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor and 2 x Lecturers in Aquaculture Production Science within its world-leading Institute of Aquaculture (IoA). These appointments come at an exciting time for individuals who want to help shape our ambitious strategic plan and new state-of-the-art facilities under development. Our research ranked fourth overall and third for impact in the REF2014 for Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science. The IoA recently won the coveted Queen’s Anniversary Prize for global impact of its research into sustainable food security, and we hold an Athena Swan Bronze award in recognition of our approach to Equality Diversity and Inclusion.

Significant government investment, our research excellence and exciting vision combine to present an outstanding opportunity for effective academic leaders to maximise these opportunities and drive our production research on the next stage of its journey.

The positions in Aquaculture Production Science encompass physiology, biotechnology and precision farming including breeding technologies and management; genetic selection and manipulation; epigenetic and early programming; environmental perception and manipulation; and farming systems (or a closely related field). The postholders will contribute to and develop an ambitious research strategy that maps on to the current focus of UKRI and international funding opportunities for transforming food systems, specifically sustainable and resilient aquaculture production.

The postholders must have a track record or demonstrated potential to secure significant external funding and experience in collaborating with colleagues from different research and technical specialisms, and the wider local, national, and international academic and industry communities. In addition, applicants are expected to have a practical experience working with commercially important temperate or tropical aquaculture fish, shellfish or crustacean species.

The IoA is contributing to the positioning of the University of Stirling as a global leader in providing transformative solutions for a sustainable expansion of the aquaculture sector, improving the health and sustainability of aquatic ecosystems with climate smart aquaculture and precision technology. The new academic positions in Production will play a vital role in achieving this goal and that of wider goals such as the UN SDG 14 Life Below Water. Research on production science across a range of innovative systems, technologies and emerging species – from egg to harvest – is critical to achieve these goals.

For further information and how to apply, please go here.

Closing date: 19/12/2021
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