Research Associate in Marine Science

School: School of Geography and Environmental Science
Campus: Coleraine
Salary: £29,636 - £33,331
Fixed term: 18 months
Closing Date: 11 January 2023
Reference Number: 16928


We are a university with a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and regional engagement, making a major contribution to the economic, social and cultural development of Northern Ireland.

Our core business activities are teaching and learning, widening access to education, research and innovation and technology and knowledge transfer.


The post holder will 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.


  • Degree, or higher or equivalent in Marine Science, Environmental Science or a related discipline
  • Doctorate held or in the final stages of completion, in Marine Science, Environmental Science or a related discipline; preferably with ecological application
  • Relevant experience of geomorphological / benthic habitat mapping and GIS for marine data, workflows and data products


  • Competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave entitlement promoting a healthy work/life balance - plus an additional 15 days per year when the university is closed
  • Enrolment in USS pension scheme - employer contribution of 21.1%
  • An environment that supports flexible working and allows you to balance both work and home life
  • An open and inclusive environment that celebrates and welcomes diversity
  • Onsite and disc ounted sports/gym facilities (3 months free gym membership at either the Jordanstown, Coleraine or Magee Campus)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Exposure to the very latest in cutting edge technologies including Dell, Aruba, Checkpoint and Avaya, feeding your passion for IT
  • Autonomy in your role to make impactful decisions and changes to company processes

The School of Geography & Environmental Sciences holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award in recognition of our commitment to advancing Gender equality. You can read more about what this means on our University website.

The University has a range of initiatives to support a family friendly working environment, including flexible working.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community, particularly from those with disabilities. Appointment will be made on merit.

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