Research Assistant in Geography
University of Nottingham Department of Geography
United Kingdom

Research Assistant (fixed term)

Reference
SOC122021
Closing Date
Tuesday, 25th May 2021
Job Type
Research
Department
Geography
Salary
£27511 to £30046 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

The School of Geography at the University of Nottingham invites applications for a Research Assistant to support the work of Anne McLaren Fellow Alexandra Zieritz, which aims to improve our understanding of the patterns, drivers and threats to tropical freshwater biodiversity. 

The post-holder will conduct analyses of DNA metabarcoding and spatial distribution data of freshwater invertebrates sampled from >150 sites across the Malaysian Peninsula, conduct molecular laboratory analyses (including DNA extraction and PCR) on tissue and environmental DNA samples, and assist in the preparation of manuscripts and grant proposals. 

The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in Ecology, Geography, Zoology, Molecular Biology or related field, and a keen interest in freshwater biodiversity and conservation. They will have skills in quantitative data analysis and basic molecular laboratory work, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. Candidates are asked to apply with their CV and a covering letter detailing their motivation and suitability for the role. 

This post is full-time, fixed term until 31st July 2022, with a starting date of 1st August 2021, or soon thereafter. Job share arrangements may be considered. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Alexandra Zieritz, email Alexandra.Zieritz@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge. For more information download our Support with Immigration Expenses document.

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