Research Assistant – ecology of coastal marine artificial structures

Research Assistant – ecology of coastal marine artificial structures

Applications are invited for a 3.5 year research assistantship at University College Dublin which will focus on mapping artificial structures on the east coast of Ireland, assessing their physical characteristics and characterising biota and ecosystem processes on them, on nearby natural analogues and on experimentally enhanced structures in a range of contexts.

Additional funding will be made available to contribute to tuition fees if the successful applicant wishes to undertake a PhD during the contract.

This research will contribute to an interdisciplinary project (Ecostructure), part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Cooperation Programme 2014-2020, to raise awareness of eco-engineering solutions to the challenge of coastal adaptation to climate change by providing developers and regulators with accessible tools and resources.

The aim is to appoint an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual whose laboratory, field and analytical skills are complemented by good communication and reporting skills. A BSc degree in a relevant discipline is required, minimum 2.1 honours or equivalent.

Further details of the post are available via the Job Vacancies link at www.ucd.ie/hr; job reference 009383. All applications must be made online via that link before 5pm on Friday 23 June.

Informal enquiries can be made to Assoc Prof Tasman Crowe, UCD Earth Institute and School of Biology and Environmental Science, tasman.crowe@ucd.ie.

Source: MARINE-B, the MArine Research Information NEtwork on Biodiversity

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