Nick Polunin N.Polunin at
Tue Jan 6 11:57:29 EST 1998

Department of Marine Sciences and Coastal Management

Applications are invited for two posts available on NERC funded

Project 1 - Alternative states in species diverse marine benthic

A Post-doc (PDRA) is required to work on a study of effects of fishery
exploitation in traditional Fijian fishing-grounds on coral-reef
community structure with Dr Nicholas Polunin (PI), Dr Richard Warwick
(Plymouth Marine Laboratory) and Prof. Robin South (Univ. of the South
Pacific). The PDRA will need appropriate tropical research experience,
advanced SCUBA certification and demonstrated statistical skills. The
post is funded for 21/2 years from 1 April 1998, and approximately 18
months will be spent doing field work in Fiji.

Project 2 - Patterns of recovery of coral reefs

A Research Associate (PGRA) position is available for research into
the temporal and spatial patterns of recovery of coral reefs from
physical damage. The project will be supervised by Drs Susan Clark,
Alasdair Edwards and Martin Le Tissier and is funded under the NERC
Connect B scheme in collaboration with the international maritime
insurance industry. Applicants should have a good bachelor's or
master's degree in a relevant subject, preferably with field
experience of coral reef research, advanced SCUBA certification and
good communication and practical skills. The successful candidate will
be expected to spend extensive periods working in Egypt. The post is
funded for 3 years from 1 April 1998.

The salary for both posts will be at the appropriate point according
to qualifications and experience on the Grade 1A scale (PDRA)
stlg15,159-27,785 and the Grade 1B scale (PGRA) stlg15,159-stlg16,927.
Applications including a full CV and names and addresses of three
referees should be sent to the Department of Marine Sciences and
Coastal Management, Ridley Building, University of Newcastle,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE17RU by not later than 31 January 1998.
Enquiries and further particulars:
Project 1 - Dr NVC Polunin Tel (0191) 2226675, Fax (0191) 2227891,
e-mail n.polunin at
Project 2 - Dr AJ Edwards Tel (0191) 2226663, Fax (0191) 2227891,
e-mail a.j.edwards at

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