We seek a full-time Research Assistant or Research Associate from April 2014. The individual will join the Ecosystems and Global Change Group (EGC) in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge led by Dr Andrew Tanentzap. The post is funded by a NERC project entitled: "Recovery is RELATED: Restoring Ecosystems by Linking Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecological Dynamics". It aims to test how changes in organic matter export from terrestrial catchments associated with land use change will impact the productivity of aquatic food webs.
For the first 6 months, the post will involve guiding the establishment of a whole-lake experiment in Ontario, Canada. This will require intensive field work in boreal lake ecosystems, performing sediment incubation experiments in controlled chambers, co-ordinating student assistants, and managing procurements.
Later duties will involve designing experiments, and collecting and analysing data associated with the project, focusing on (i) relating the structure of organic matter to microbial communities and (ii) developing a simulation model to predict food web dynamics from watershed inputs.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.
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Please indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online application form and upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter.
The closing date for applications is Thursday 13 March 2014.
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