University of Stirling: Research Assistant ~

26 de junio de 2004

University of Stirling: Research Assistant

The influence of sexual conflict on survival in the seaweed fly
School of Biological & Environmental Sciences
£19,460 p.a.
We are currently seeking a research assistant to work on a project funded by the Natural Environment Research Council to investigate the influence of sexual conflict on survival in the seaweed fly, Coelopa frigida. The work will be conducted under the direction of Dr Andre Gilburn.

You will be responsible for conducting behavioural observations and experiments identifying factors affecting mortality rates in seaweed flies (coelopids). This will include culturing coelopids, preparation of experimental materials, data collection, data analysis and management. You will also be expected to report your findings at research meetings and assist in the preparation of manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals.

Ideally you will have a good honours degree in biological sciences, with a specific interest in evolutionary and behavioural ecology. Familiarity with handling and culturing coelopids, carrying out observational studies, multivariate-statistical analysis would be an advantage, and excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills are essential.
The post is a full time, fixed term contract (01 August 2004 – 31 March 2005). Salary will be based on Grade 1B, spine point 4 of the Research staff salary structure (£19,460 p.a.).
Further particulars and application forms are available from HR Services, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA,
Tel: 01786 467028, Fax: 01786 466155, Email
Please quote job reference number: 536/2998
Closing date for applications: Friday 09 July 2004

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