Job Vacancies

Post-doctoral Research Associate - Ecostructure

Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences
33,518 y flwyddyn / per annum
Cyfnod penodol tan 3 Medi 2020 / Fixed term until 3 September 2020
Full Time
Weekly Hours
Interview Date
30 Hydref 2017/ 30 October 2017
Closing Date
Ref No

Job Description


To promote a flexible workforce, the University will consider applications from individuals seeking full time, part time, job share, or term time only working arrangements.


We are seeking to appoint a population geneticist to investigate the impact of artificial structures on dispersal and gene flow of native and non-native species along the coasts of Ireland and Wales. This research will focus upon the role of structures such as coastal defences and renewable energy developments in facilitating climate-driven expansions of rocky shore invertebrate species at range edges and expansion of non-native species from points of introduction. The post will involve a combination of field work in the intertidal zone and molecular laboratory research.


The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team of investigators, including ecologists, oceanographers and engineers, from five universities in Ireland and Wales. The PDRA post forms part of a project entitled ‘Climate change adaptation through ecologically sensitive coastal infrastructure (Ecostructure)’, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 and aims to raise awareness of eco-engineering solutions to the challenge of coastal adaptation to climate change by providing developers and regulators with accessible tools and resources.


In addition to undertaking scientific research, the successful applicant will be expected to communicate their results to stakeholders in industry, government and coastal communities. We therefore aim to appoint an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual whose laboratory and field skills are complemented by good communication and reporting skills.


To make an informal enquiry, please contact Dr Joe Ironside at