Research Project Support Officer in Marine Ecophysiology

Applications are invited for a full time position of Research Project Support Officer (RPSO) in the Schools of Biological and Ocean Sciences to work within a NERC-funded project aimed at investigating the ability of crustaceans to compensate for the effects of climate change. The appointee will join a team of researchers interested in the energetic costs associated with adjustments to environmental change, as well as effects of variations in physiological condition on immune status, growth and life history strategies.

Responsibilities will involve the determination of physiological responses to the combined effects of reduced salinity and elevated CO2 levels in 2 species of crabs, along with an assessment of the energetic consequences. S/he will assist in the coordination of the sampling programmes and in the maintenance of a high CO2/low salinity aquarium system.

The successful candidate will be qualified to at least B.Sc. level in a relevant field of biology, with some previous research experience. The candidate will need to be well organised, highly motivated, and have an attention to detail as well as the ability to work as part of a team.

The post is available from 1st October 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter, and the post is available for a period of 3 years.   Applications will only be accepted via our on-line recruitment website, please APPLY ONLINE below.   However, in cases of accessibility issues, paper application forms are available by telephoning 01248 382926.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Nia Whiteley (

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 12 September  2012.



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