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Postdoctoral Research Assistant – Aquaculture Research Collaborative Hub UK (ARCH-UK)

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By Milthon Lujan

This post will be supported by funds from the BBSRC/NERC funded Aquaculture Initiative (awarded to Universities of Stirling, Swansea, Aberdeen and Exeter) and The Marine Alliance for Science and Technology Scotland (MASTS) pooling initiative. To assist in the development of a UK wide network to promote the strategic development and capacity building of a sustainable UK aquaculture sector, ARCH-UK.

This post will focus on finfish aquaculture and be based in the Fish Genetics and Reproduction Research Group under the direction of Prof Brendan McAndrew. The post will require excellent communication skills to interact with existing national and international networks of scientists with interests in all disciplines related to the development of aquaculture and aquatic food security. The network is charged with identifying strategic research themes to assist the BBSRC and NERC in their future funding initiatives. The network manager will have an important role in the management of ARCH-UK and be based in Stirling but will work closely with thematic working groups throughout the UK led by senior academics. The working groups will report on the future direction of research needed to support the future development of the aquaculture sector.

The candidate will be expected to have excellent organisational and computing skills and will be responsible for planning and scheduling of the various activities of the working groups and communicating these and their outputs, through the ARCH-UK website. The Manager will also be involved in the organisation of a major Science event and supporting the development of a forum for early career scientists. A flexible approach to job requirements in order to balance demands of the work is desirable.

Description of Duties

The suitable candidate will carry out the following tasks to support the research project.

Management of the Stirling based component of the ARCH-UK activities.
Administrative and management support of the, ARCH-UK management group, thematic working groups and Advisory Board.
Assist in the development and management of the ARCH-UK website.
Liaise with the Swansea based ARCH-UK network manager and RCUK administrators.
Liaise and develop a two-way communication with existing academic and industry networks.
Assist in the organisation of what will become an Annual Science event related to promoting the science behind a sustainable aquaculture sector.

Location: Stirling
Salary: £25,298 to £31,076 per annum, Grade 6
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 17th March 2017
Closes: 2nd April 2017
Job Ref: SCH00727
Contract: Fixed Term for 12 months.

For further information, including essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see www.stir.ac.uk/jobs

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