To take up the role of Scientist the candidate will ideally be a PhD-level biologist. The Scientist will work alongside the Principal Scientist in development of active fluorometer systems for monitoring phytoplankton physiology, with particular reference to primary productivity. The main focus of the Scientist intially will be to assist in the development of robust protocols for running autonomous fluorometer systems and improving real time data analysis and post-processing of archived data. This will involve lots of experimental work and, consequently, the job requires good laboratory as well as analytical skills. It is expected that this work will generate peer-reviewed publications with the successful candidate as a co-author. There will almost certainly be opportunities to attend research cruises.
A high proportion of the work will relate directly to two externally funded projects which are both managed by Dr Oxborough. The first project is called STAFES-APP (Single Turnover Active Fluorometry for Enclosed Samples - for Assessment of Primary Productivity) and is funded by NERC as part of the OCEANIDS programme. The existing LabSTAF product arose from this project and a deployable version is currently under development.
The scientist will also work on a second project, which is just starting and is part of the EC-funded TechOceanS programme. This is focused on the development of smaller, simpler and lower cost active fluorometers for deployment on small autonomous platforms such as the Argo Float and Sea Glider. This project will provide valuable experience of working alongside programmers, electronics engineers and mechanical engineers in the development of new sensors.
We do require that the successful candidate will have a strong record of experimental work in a biological field.
Due to the nature of work that our client undertakes, such as within the defence industry, candidates must be suitable for full SC security clearance with the UK Ministry of Defence.
If you are interested and feel this opportunity of Scientist is suitable to your skillset and experience, please do apply with your CV and contact details
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