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Postdoc UK Seafood - Fisheries Industry Science Partnership

18 month fixed-term Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Marine Science at Ulster University on UK Seafood - Fisheries Industry Science Partnership.

Further details below and through the link.

Job Purpose

Conduct research on demersal fishing impacts and associated recovery using non-invasive monitoring methods, examining the role of novel and emerging technologies and methods for gear impacts and habitat monitoring applied to fisheries management contexts. The successful candidate should have considerable seagoing research experience in terms of data acquisition and processing, and demonstrated analytical capacity for geomorphological and ecological modelling of priority species and habitats. This post forms part of a project - Improved estimates of bottom contact and recovery (RESONANCE), funded by the DEFRA through the UK Seafood Fund as part of the Fisheries Industry Science Partnerships scheme .

Main Duties

There are a number of specific aspects of this 18-month post but in general, you will be leading with support on a project studying controlled impact and recovery of marine ecosystems in the western Irish Sea in an area of critical importance to the Northern Irish Nephrops fishery. The main component of this work will be experimental fishing/controlled-impact work, followed by a series of site investigations to determine system function and response. It is envisaged that this work will allow for better information support on the nature of the contact interaction in order to quantify the nature of the fishing pressure and the associated environmental response. The work will have feed into industry/policy decision making by providing an empirical framework for determining fishing impacts that are relevant to the environment and local context of the NI fishing industry. You will form part of a dynamic team and use state-of-the-art research equipment and modelling techniques to investigate geomorphological and biological community dynamics in an area of considerable social and economic value.

Submission Deadline: Wednesday 1st of February 2023

Informal Enquiries to Chris McGonigle:

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