Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Invasion Ecology)

University of Leeds
July 17, 2024
Offerd Salary:£37,099 to £44,263
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Contract Type:Fixed Term (for 2 ye
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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Invasion Ecology)

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in Freshwater Invasion Ecology? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research intensive Universities?

Biological invasions are a key driver of global change, causing irreversible ecosystem change, biodiversity loss and enormous economic burden. It is a global research priority to better understand what factors increase or dampen ecological impact of non-native invasive species. Current methods to predict impact have limited utility due to equivocal results depending on geographic location (space) and invasion stage (time) and do not scale to the complexity of natural environments. This project will form part of an ambitious Future Leaders Fellowship to develop trait based and scalable methodologies to better understand, predict, manage, and prevent negative effects of biological invasions.

This Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship will require laboratory, field and modelling approaches to untangle the complexity and context dependency of invasive species ecological impact. We look forward to interviewing creative and dynamic researchers with a flair for problem solving. The candidate must have experience in designing and performing lab and field campaigns in freshwater systems and have excellent knowledge of eco-evolutionary dynamics, invasion ecology, and freshwater climate change. Both laboratory and fieldwork will be completed abroad in at least one of these partner locations (South Africa, Canada, Zambia, Turkey, Indonesia) for periods no longer than four weeks. Experience of coordinating and implementing fieldwork abroad is desirable, as is a strong demonstration of stable isotope analysis or large- scale experimental design in an aquatics lab.

What we offer in return:

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That's 42 days a year! ·
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance– the University contributes 14.5% of salary.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
  • And much more!
  • To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

    Dr Josie South, UKRI FLF, Assistant Prof. Ecology

    Email: [email protected]

    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: Faculty of Biological Sciences School/Institute: School of Biology Category: Research Grade: Grade 7 Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 per annum Working Time: 100% - we are open to discussing flexible working arrangements Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (for 2 years) Release Date: Wednesday 05 June 2024 Closing Date: Wednesday 17 July 2024 Reference: FBSBY1198 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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