[MARMAM] Job announcement : Sea Mammal Research Unit

Ailsa Hall ajh7 at st-andrews.ac.uk
Mon Jul 15 01:44:02 PDT 2013

Job Announcement

Professor in Marine Biology and Director, Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) - ME3988R

School of Biology, Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI), Sea Mammal Research Unit, Salary: Negotiable, Start: As soon as possible

The School of Biology is seeking a new academic leader for a Chair in Marine Biology whose responsibilities include Director of the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU: http://www.smru.st-and.ac.uk/).  SMRU is a world leading research group investigating all aspects of marine mammal biology within the Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI) (http://soi.st-andrews.ac.uk/) at the University of St Andrews. Whilst the Directorship of SMRU will comprise a substantial proportion of the post, time and support will be available for academic research and teaching.

Applicants for the post should have a strong track record of publication in marine mammal biology or a closely related field, proven qualities of academic leadership and extensive experience of interacting with diverse stakeholders and funders. The Director of SMRU is expected to inspire and nurture interaction within the Unit that will contribute to the academic goals of the SOI and the School of Biology.

The SMRU currently comprises 10 academics, 6 additional principal investigators, 16 research fellows and assistants, 30 PhD students, 6 engineers and 6 support staff. It delivers world-class research in the field of marine mammalogy and provides independent advice and expertise relating to marine mammals internationally. In the UK, SMRU's advice to government underpins responsibilities discharged by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the underlying research for which is supported by long-term funding (currently until 2022). The Unit is a Delivery Partner within the UK's National Oceanography Centre (http://www.noc.soton.ac.uk/).

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).
Applications can be made through the University of St Andrews website

Ref No: ME3988R

Closing Date: 14 August 2013

School of Biology,
Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI),
Sea Mammal Research Unit
Salary: Negotiable
Start: As soon as possible

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

Tel: 01334 462634

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