[MARMAM] Job Advertisement - Director Sea Mammal Research Unit

Ailsa Hall ajh7 at st-andrews.ac.uk
Tue Aug 21 02:57:19 PDT 2012

The following post has been advertised at the Sea Mammal Research Unit, University of St Andrews.  Further particulars can be found at https://www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/

Director, Sea Mammal Research Unit & Professor in Marine Mammal Biology - Ref No: ME3988

School of Biology, Salary: Negotiable, Start Date: As soon as possible

SMRU (http://www.smru.st-and.ac.uk/) is a world leading research unit investigating all aspects of sea mammal biology within the Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI) (http://soi.st-andrews.ac.uk/) at the University of St Andrews. The unit has statutory responsibilities and provides independent advice and expertise relating to marine mammals in the UK.  These responsibilities are under-pinned by long-term funding (currently until 2020) from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the unit is a Delivery Partner in the UK's National Oceanography Centre (http://www.noc.soton.ac.uk/).

The School of Biology is now looking for a new academic leader for SMRU which currently comprises 20 principal Investigators, 9 research Fellows, 32 PhD students, 6 engineers and 6 support staff. Applicants for the post should have a strong track record of publication in sea mammal biology, proven qualities of academic leadership and extensive experience of interacting with diverse stakeholders and funders. The Director SMRU is expected to inspire and nurture interaction within the unit and contribute to academic goals set by Director SOI.

Informal enquires may be made to Professor Ian A. Johnston (iaj at st-andrews.ac.uk<mailto:iaj at st-andrews.ac.uk>; Tel +441334463440) or Dr Ailsa Hall (ajh7 at st-andrews.ac.uk<mailto:ajh7 at st-andrews.ac.uk>; Tel +441334462634).

Ailsa Hall
Acting Director
Sea Mammal Research Unit
Scottish Oceans Institute
University of St Andrews
KY16 8LB

Tel: 01334 462634

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