North Highland College UHI

Molecular Plant Ecologist: Carbon, Water, Climate

Thurso, Highland
£29,316 - £33,739 per annum
11 Dec 2020
18 Jan 2021
Subject Area
Job Level
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


+ 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 enthusiastic and motivated candidates to develop “metabolomics” and traitbased approaches for testing stress responses in Sphagnum species and relate those to emissions of greenhouse gases and volatile organic compounds. Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent experience in relevant fields, such as:

  • Biology/botany
  • Biochemistry/chemistry
  • Environmental sciences
  • Applied Sciences

Experience with Sphagnum identification, field work in remote areas including peatlands and demonstrable laboratory and analytical 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: Monday 18th January 2021, 12:00 noon
  • Interviews planned for week starting 1st February 2021

Please apply via the 'apply' link


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