[Coral-List] Research Assistant post available

CHRIS PERRY C.T.Perry at mmu.ac.uk
Mon Nov 16 07:13:12 EST 2009

Research Assistant post available (Note: preference given to those with existing right to
work in UK - see footnote from UK Border Agency)
Research Network Facilitator- Reef Carbonate Production
Salary, Grade 5: Fixed Point - £20,226 per annum, pro-rata 
(Fixed Term Contract – 24months from Date of Appointment)
Applications are invitedfor a Network Facilitator (Research Assistant grade 5) to assist
with thecoordination of an International Research Network funded by the LeverhulmeTrust.
The primary aim of the network, which involves international partnersfrom the UK, New
Zealand, Australia, USA and Canada, is to develop a rapidfield-based assessment procedure
(and supporting online database) to allow thedevelopment of coral reef carbonate budgets.
The postholder will assist withthe day-to-day running of the network, with the
organisation and logisticalarrangements for both field-based and workshop-based meetings
of the networkpartners, with the collection of available reef carbonate production rate
data,and the development of a related online database. The postholder will also beexpected
to contribute to, and assist with, both field and workshop-basedmeetings of the network
partners. This will include a period of approximately 4weeks overseas on fieldwork.
Youshould have a minimum of a good BSc (Hons) degree (or equivalent) in a relevantfield of
Earth Science, Physical Geography, Environmental Science or MarineEcology and have
relevant coral reef ecological or geological researchexperience.
Forfurther information about the post please contact:
ProfChris Perry c.t.perry at mmu.ac.uk(but please note I am about to go on fieldwork and
responses to enquiries may beslower than usual)
Furtherinformation about the post and our research activities are at:
Person specificationand application details  can be found at:
https://www.jobs.mmu.ac.uk/mmujobsite/ (post reference SN/091)
CLOSING DATE: Thursday 3rd December 2010.

PLEASE NOTE: This post is a Grade 5 and thefollowing information from the UK Border Agency
is thus relevant:
Forapplicants who do not currently have the right to work in the UK, jobsin Grades 1-6
(£13,085 to £26,391) are highly unlikely to attract a Tier 2certificate of sponsorship
(formerly a work permit) based on the guidelines setout by the UK Border Agency. As such
applications from these candidates willnot be considered until The University has
exhausted the resident labourmarket. For further information please visit the UK Border
Agency website. 

Apologies for the above restrictions - rather out of my hands


Professor Chris Perry
Chair- Tropical Coastal Geosciences
Dept. of Environmental & Geographical Sciences
Manchester Metropolitan University,
John Dalton Building,
Chester Street,
M1 5GD

Tel: +44 (0)161 247 6210
Fax: +44 (0)161 247 6318
Skype: chris.perry67

Tropical Coastal and Marine Research page:
Earth System Science Research Group: http://www.egs.mmu.ac.uk/users/ess/index.htm

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