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Postdoctoral Research Associate on project “Empirical determination of the interaction landscape for temperature, CO2, and nitrate for a model diatom” – University of Edinburgh

Deadline: 28/9/2022 17:00

Grade UE07 (£35,333 – £42,155)

College of Science and Engineering

School of Biological Sciences

Institute of Ecology and Evolution

Fixed-term contract (42 months)

Start date flexible; earliest available 01/11/2022

Full time (35 hours per week)

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the NERC-funded project “Empirical determination of the interaction landscape for temperature, CO2, and nitrate for a model diatom”. The PDRA will carry out and analyse laboratory experiments where diatoms are grown and their physiological responses characterised in single- and multidriver environments. The post involves substantial laboratory experiments and methodological innovation. The project requires collaborating with biogeochemists and ecosystem modelers, and presents an excellent opportunity for building a web of collaborations across different aspects of ocean global change biology.

The Opportunity:

This is a demanding but exciting opportunity for an ambitious and creative individual to develop their research skills and build their research network. Potential applicants must contact Sinead Collins for a more detailed description of the research project prior to submitting an application.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Experience with microbial ecophysiology or other trait-based laboratory experiments
  • Excellent communication skills and track record
  • Experience with data analysis and presentation
  • Ability to problem solve within a group
  • Excellent time-management skills


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