The Irish government has launched a major new strategy to maximise the scientific, economic and social potential of Ireland’s significant marine resources.
Sea Change: A Marine Knowledge, Research and Innovation Strategy for Ireland 2007-2013 will support a range of capability and capacity enhancements designed to exploit core scientific strengths and deliver new commercial opportunities and policy options.
As part of this strategy the recently announced Beaufort Marine Research Awards will deliver €20 million in research funds to establish world class marine research groups in five areas. The Beaufort Awards target research leaders of international standing and mobile early stage researchers from Ireland and abroad to fill the following posts:• 4 Principal Investigators (7 year Contracts)
The research groups/centres are located in five Institutions on the Island of Ireland (32 counties) and have demonstrated capacity to conduct innovative research and provide research training.
The following are the research groups/centres supported:
ECOSYSTEM APPROACH TO FISHERIES MANAGEMENT• Ecology & Evolution Research Cluster, School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast
Research Group requires – 1 Principal Investigator• Aquaculture & Fisheries Development Centre, University College Cork
Research Group requires – 2 Researchers; 2 PhD Students.
MARINE BIODISCOVERY• Environmental Research Institute & Microbiology Department, University College Cork
Research Group requires – 2 Researchers; 4 PhD Students.• Martin Ryan Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway
Research Group requires – 1 Principal Investigator; 2 Researchers, 4 PhD Students.• Marine Biodiscovery Consortium, School Of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast
Research Group requires – 2 Researchers; 4 PhD Students.
MARINE SENSORS & COMMUNICATIONS• National Centre for Sensor Research, Dublin City University
Research Group requires – 1 Principal Investigator; 1 Researcher; 5 PhD Students.
FISH POPULATION GENETICS• Department of Zoology, Ecology & Plant Science, University College Cork
Research Group requires – 1 Principal Investigator; 2 Researchers; 1 PhD Student.• Fisheries Genetics & Molecular Ecology Research Group & Fisheries & Aquatic Ecosystems Branch, Queen's University Belfast
Contact: Dr Paulo ProdohlEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 2890972267 http://www.qub.ac.uk/bb/
Research Group requires – 1 Researcher; 2 PhD Students.MARINE ECONOMIC & SOCIAL RESEARCH
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS – Up to seven years funding on salary scale €80,177 pa to €110,000 pa. PhD and a minimum of seven years post-doctoral research experience required.
RESEARCHERS – Up to seven years funding on salary scale €55,000 pa to €80,500 pa for researchers who have obtained a PhD and have minimum of 3 years postdoctoral research experience.
PhD STUDENTSHIP – 4 year stipend. €18,000 pa plus tuition fees. As part of the PhD studentship funding is available for stays in international centres of excellence.
Interested candidates should contact individual research groups/centres directly for further information on the application process.
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