North Highland College UHI

Peatland Scientist

Thurso, Highland
£24,126 – £28,506
10 Sep 2020
16 Oct 2020
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Full Time

We are looking for a Peatland scientist: Carbon, Water, Climate

Salary: £24,126 – £28,506

+ 45 days in a full year (inclusive of 14 public/general holidays)

+ Enrolment into Local Government Superannuation Scheme

The Environmental Research Institute (ERI) is a distinctive research centre located in the town of Thurso in the northern Highlands of Scotland. It is part of North Highland College, one of the partners in the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI); Scotland’s newest and most distinctive university.

The ERI has a rapidly evolving research profile and provides a high quality, vibrant academic environment, and unrivalled access to some outstanding natural environments.

Within the ERI, Dr Roxane Andersen who leads the Carbon Water & Climate theme recently secured a Leverhulme Leadership Award to undertake a research programme on peatland resilience: from molecular to landscape scales.

Applications are sought from dynamic and motivated candidates to support field campaigns for the programme and to set up and run mesocosm experiments investigating blanket bog responses to hydrological stress. Applicants should have recently completed a PhD or have a lower degree with equivalent experience in relevant fields, such as:

  • Environmental Sciences
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Biology
  • Geography

Experience with field work in remote areas including peatlands, and demonstrable laboratory and organisational skills will be considered favourably, however training will be provided for all aspects of the post.

  • Appointment will be made for a fixed period of 36 months
    • Closing date: Friday 16th October 2020, 12:00 noon
    • Interviews planned for week starting 2nd of November

More details can be found below:

ERI-Peatland Scientist Advert


Job Description -Peatland-Scientist-Leverhulme

ERI Application form

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