Senior Research Officer (Marine Physiology)



The University of Essex it looking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic post-doctoral research assistant to work on a project entitled “Identifying the mechanisms and resource use implications of acclimation to high-temperature in marine cyanobacteria” in Prof Richard Geider’s laboratory.

This project will be supervised by a team of established researchers with complementary expertise in phytoplankton ecophysiology (Prof. Richard Geider and Dr Tracy Lawson; University of Essex), plant molecular biology (Dr Uli Bechtold; University of Essex), proteomics (Dr Metodi Metodiev, University of Essex) and metabolomics (Prof. Nick Smirnoff; Exeter University) to investigate the mechanisms of long-term (days to weeks) acclimation of cyanobacteria to heat stress and the implications of this acclimation for their growth and physiology.

The main focus of the post-doc position will be on culturing and physiology. The post-doc will have the opportunity to co-supervise MSc projects and aspects of PhD student research, to contribute to the Public Understanding of Science, to be involved in non-academic impact that may arise during the project and to give papers at national and international conferences.

This is a fixed-term post based at our Colchester campus.

This post is fixed term due to funding.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

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Please use the link below to make an application and for further details about this job (Ref. REQ00158). Visit our website: http://www.essex.ac.uk/vacancies/ for information about the University of Essex.

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