Lecturer/Senior Lecturer positions at the Scottish Association for Marine Science

1. Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Marine Social Science

Location: SAMS, Oban
Contract Type: Open-ended
Working Pattern: Full Time (37hrs per week)
Salary Range: Lecturer (£40,927-£46,042), S Lecturer (£50,296 - £56,587)
Job Ref: D12/22.MS

The Role

You will be a key player in driving forward SAMS programme of discovery and applied research in marine and coastal social-ecological systems. You will be expected to engage with both existing SAMS research and commercial projects as well as develop your own funding streams over time and to contribute to SAMS programme of education at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

A key aspect will be to contribute to the further development of social science research in Blue Growth industries such as aquaculture, marine renewable energy, fisheries, and other rural economies such as tourism.

Making a positive contribution to the sustainable development of maritime communities around the world, and position SAMS as an internationally leading exemplar of fruitful policy-academic-industry partnership working.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will have a PhD in Marine Social Science, Sustainability or Regional Studies, Sustainable Environmental Management, Environmental or Ecological Economics or related field.

A broad knowledge of international policy relating to sustainability goals, action research, social and environmental valuation, and social impact assessment with a proven track record of high-quality publications (REF3/4* standard).

2. Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Benthic Biogeochemistry

Location: SAMS, Oban
Contract Type: Open-ended
Working Pattern: Full Time (37hrs per week)
Salary Range: Lecturer (£40,927-£46,042) S Lecturer (£50,296 - £56,587)
Job Ref: D13/22.MS

The Role

You will be a key player in driving forward SAMS programme of discovery and applied research in the area of marine benthic biogeochemistry/benthic processes.

You will be expected to engage with both existing SAMS research and commercial projects, but also develop your own funding streams over time and to contribute to SAMS programme of education at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

You will use your experience in the design and application of laboratory/field experimentation, working with mathematical modellers, and/or using your own experience in numerical model development, to implement your findings into real-world applications, particularly in relation to aquaculture and its potential environmental impacts. Contributing, for example, biogeochemical understanding to the further development of marine aquaculture impact models such as "New DEPOMOD".

Our Ideal Candidate

You will have a PhD in marine biogeochemistry/benthic processes.

The successful candidate will have experience in at least one of the following areas: benthic impacts of marine aquaculture, benthic biogeochemical processes including impacts of natural and anthropogenic disturbance, interactions between benthic biogeochemistry and benthic ecology, benthic-pelagic coupling and impacts of natural and anthropogenic disturbance.

Experience in or understanding of numerical modelling is also desirable.

This position would be an ideal opportunity for a candidate with interest in or, experience of, working with the aquaculture industry.

Interested?

We would love to hear from you. If you have queries on the job and would like to talk these through before applying, please email these through, in the first instance, to hr@sams.ac.uk

For more information, please visit www.sams.ac.uk/vacancies

Applications must include CV and Cover Letter and should be sent electronically to recruitment@sams.ac.uk quoting the appropriate Job Ref in the subject heading.

Closing date for applications is 3rd August 2022 - Interviews will be held before the end of August.

posted: 04 July 2022 Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.