North Highland College UHI

Researcher: Ornithology and Island Ecosystems

Expiring today

Thurso, Highland, Scotland
£30,066 – £32,641 per annum
07 Jul 2021
28 Jul 2021
Subject Area
Job Level
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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

+ Enrolment into Local Government Superannuation Scheme

The Environmental Research Institute (ERI) is part of North Highland College, a partner in the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). Located in Thurso, on the North coast of Scotland, the ERI is close to many outstanding marine energy resources. Sustainable use of these wind, wave and tidal stream resources is key to achieving ambitious Scottish and international renewable energy targets.

The ERI’s thematic priority of ‘Renewable Energy and the Environment’ aims to undertake research that underpins these ambitions. Our work is truly interdisciplinary, encompassing engineering, ecology, oceanography, marine sensing and robotics, and involving collaboration with an array of regional, national and international partners.

We are now seeking to recruit a dynamic researcher to support our ecology work within the ROBINSON project and to expand our portfolio of ornithology-related research. The ROBINSON project is developing an integrated energy system to help decarbonise industrialised islands. Part of ERI’s contribution is to evaluate the ecological effects of the integrated ROBINSON system.

Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent experience in relevant fields, such as:

  • Ornithology
  • Marine Ecology
  • Renewable Energy
  • Island Ecosystems
  • Impact Assessment and Cumulative Impacts.

Multi-disciplinary experience, particularly in the marine environment, fieldwork experience and knowledge of island ecosystems are an advantage. A full driving licence and a BTO ringing permit are desirable.

The appointment will be for 3-years (subject to probationary period) with the possibility to extend.

Informal enquiries can be made to:

Dr Elizabeth Masden

Dr Benjamin Williamson

Closing date for applications 28 July 2021.

Interviews planned for weeks starting 2 or 9 August 2021.

Please apply via the 'apply' link