[Coral-List] Post-doctoral Research Associate Position in GIS & spatial analysis cold-water coral habitats

Wicks, Laura l.Wicks at hw.ac.uk
Mon Dec 6 06:39:19 EST 2010

Post-doctoral Research Associate in GIS & spatial analysis cold-water coral habitats

We are looking for a talented and highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to join an interdisciplinary group researching the biology and ecology of cold-water corals.

The successful candidate will be responsible for refining the group's GIS databases, co-ordinating habitat mapping activities and developing spatial biodiversity analysis with other members of the group.

The position is for 2 years and is funded by Heriot-Watt University's Environment & Climate Change theme. The appointee should be prepared to carry out fieldwork and work at sea on ocean-going research cruises. Experience with marine mapping and relevant data interpretation (e.g. multibeam echosounder & sidescan sonar) is essential.  Prior experience and publication record in macro-ecology or predictive habitat mapping would be an advantage.  

The position is based within the School of Life Sciences on the University's Edinburgh campus. Heriot-Watt University has a 100 year tradition of University level higher education, while the School of Life Sciences was recently voted to be within the top three Scottish Universities for Biosciences Education. 

Starting salary will depend on qualifications and experience.    

For informal enquiries please contact Dr J Murray Roberts (j.m.roberts at hw.ac.uk <mailto:j.m.roberts at hw.ac.uk> ).

Vacancy details

*	Ref no: 209/10/W
*	Department: School of Life Sciences
*	Grade/Salary: £28,983 - £35,646
*	Closing date: 19 Jan 2011
*	Duration: Fixed term 2 years
*	Location: Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh Campus

How to apply

Completed application forms may be returned by e-mail to hr at hw.ac.uk <mailto:hr at hw.ac.uk>  or by post to Heriot-Watt University, Human Resources, Edinburgh EH14 4AS. Tel. +44 (0) 131 451 3475 (24 hours), Minicom +44 (0) 131 451 8212.

Please quote the vacancy reference no. in any correspondence.

For more information see:

http://www.hw.ac.uk/about/careers/job-opportunities/4569.htm <http://www.hw..ac.uk/about/careers/job-opportunities/4569.htm> 



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