Research Fellow in Wetland Exploitation (part-time, fixed term), University of 
Sussex, UK

School/department: School of Life Sciences
Hours: Part-time 0.4 FTE
Contract: Fixed term from 01 May 2018 to 31 October 2018
Reference: 3110
Salary: Starting at £32,548 and rising to £38,833 per annum, pro rata
Placed on: 10 April 2018
Closing date: 23 April 2018. Applications must be received by midnight of the 
closing date.
Expected start date: 01 May 2018 or shortly thereafter

Project: Wet-Ex: Modelling human exploitation of freshwater wetland wildlife.

The global importance of wetlands has been recognised by the Ramsar convention 
in 1971. One of its aims is to ensure the “wise use” of all wetlands. 
Surprisingly, the quantification of human use or exploitation of freshwater 
wild species from wetlands has not been attempted at an international scale.

We wish to appoint a post-doctoral researcher to work with Prof Jörn 
Scharlemann at the University of Sussex and Prof Christopher Joyce at 
the University of Brighton to collate data and 
model patterns and changes in freshwater biomass exploitation.

Using data and models, we aim to answer research questions of global 
significance that have profound policy and management implications, namely how 
important are freshwater wild species to humans and is human exploitation 
pushing freshwater species towards extinctions?

You will need to be confident working with databases, be meticulous and well 
organised, able to communicate with researchers and policy makers, able to work 
on your own initiative and within teams. Ideally you will have knowledge of 
wetlands and data analysis.

The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological 
sciences in the UK, coming in the top 10 in the REF 2014.

The School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently holds 
an Athena SWAN Silver Award. Applications are particularly welcomed from women 
and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic 
posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at 
Sussex. The School of Life Sciences welcomes applications to academic posts 
from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, 
these can be found at Family Friendly 

The School of Life Sciences at the University of Sussex is collaborating with 
the School of Environment and Technology (SET) at the University of Brighton 
during this project.  SET hosts the internationally-renowned Centre for Aquatic 
Environments, an inter-disciplinary research centre providing scientific 
evidence and people-focused solutions to optimise the responsible management of 
water resources and aquatic ecosystems.

For further information or to discuss the role please contact Prof Christopher 
Joyce, email:<>, or 
Prof Jörn Scharlemann, email:<>
Applicants need to be eligible to work in the UK/EU.

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