RESEARCH FIELDBiological sciences › BotanyEnvironmental science › EcologyOther
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)Recognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE12/05/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONUnited Kingdom › Oban
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK37
PDRA in Snow Algae Physiology
Location: SAMS Oban
Contract Type: Fixed Term- 2.5 years
Salary range: £28,331 - £31,866 per annum
Working Pattern: Full Time
Posted Date: 21/04/2021
The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) is Scotland’s largest and oldest independent marine science organisation, delivering marine science for a productive and sustainably managed marine environment through innovative research, education and engagement with society.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to carry out research on the metabolome, genome and physiology of Antarctic snow algae isolates and communities, and the nutrient chemistry of their habitats. The post is a crucial part of a new NERC-funded project to understand the physiology and distribution of snow algae blooms across the whole of Antarctica. You will work in close collaboration with partners at the British Antarctic Survey, University of Edinburgh and University of Cambridge. https://www.sams.ac.uk/science/projects/saga/
You will be an articulate experimental worker with practical experience in either microalgae physiology (e.g. culturing, bioreactors, growth, gas exchange), biochemistry (e.g. GCMS, HPLC) and/or genomics (eg. rbcL, ITS, 18S barcoding). You will produce high quality results to advance the project, present at conferences and publish results in high impact journals.
The post is laboratory and desk based but opportunities to carry out Antarctic fieldwork can be explored.
Interested? We would love to hear from you and answer any questions you might have before progressing through the application process. Please feel free to contact Matt.Davey@sams.ac.uk – Principal Investigator for the project - with your questions and to request further information.
For further information and to apply by covering letter and CV for this position online, go to: www.sams.ac.uk. Alternatively, please send a CV and cover letter to: Human Resources, PDRA in Snow Algae Physiology (Job Ref. D03/21.MD), the Scottish Association for Marine Science, Dunbeg, Oban, Argyll, PA37 1QA or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for receipt of applications is 12th May 2021
Interviews will be held in late May 2021
SAMS is a registered Scottish charity (SC 009206), has an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
- PhD in Algal or Plant Biology or related field (genomics, metabolomics, physiology, ecology)
Scientific understanding in one or more of the following scientific areas (essential)
- phycology, isolation and culturing of microalgae/microorganisms on plates, flasks and bioreactors
- metabolomics (GC-MS, HPLC, FTIR)
- genomics (ITS, rbcL, 18S, 16S sequencing, PCR, gels)
- physiology (photosynthesis, gas exchange, experimental design and interpretation)
- snow chemistry analysis (eg, DIC, DOC)
Experience in (laboratory or field) algal (desirable)
- Advanced microbiology and good safe microbiological working practices
- Knowledge of plant or algal physiology and ecology
- literacy in statistical software (R, metaboanalyst etc, SPSS etc)
- understanding of snow ecology
- polar or similar remote field work and research experience
- expedition planning and packing
- knowledge of remote sensing data acquisition and analysis requirements
- scientific and general report writing
- public outreach activities
- experience in import licences and administration for field samples
- Ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team
- Ability and willingness to learn new skills
- Experience of working with support scientists or students
- Ability to communicate in English, orally and in writing
- Willingness to travel to international meetings and research visits
- Excellent time management and organisational skills
EURAXESS offer ID: 631075
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