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ARC posts available

We have currently vacancies for Professors, Readers and Lecturers in an array of marine science disciplines. These new, open-ended posts represent the first phase of a recruitment drive that will see up to 24 new staff join our already 135-strong team at SAMS. Fourteen support positions will be advertised in the coming months.

We are currently seeking to recruit the following:

  • Reader/Professor in Deep Sea Biology

  • Reader/Professor in Sediment Biogeochemistry

  • Reader/Professor in Ecosystem Modelling

  • Lecturer/Reader in Polar Oceanography

  • Lecturer in Marine Geochemisty

  • Lecturer in Marine Technology

  • Lecturer in Marine Molecular Biology

  • Lecturer in Marine Modelling

  • Lecturer in Coastal Zone Management

  • Lecturer in Deep Sea / Shelf Seas Biology

SAMS has been growing steadily over the past decade, and the new appointments will further enhance our research capabilities and performance in key strategic areas.

SAMS is based in a brand-new and well equipped laboratory complex, employing a sizeable number of scientists from virtually all marine science sub-disciplines. We deliver the highly praised BSc (Hons) Marine Science to a small number of dedicated undergraduates, and host a vibrant postgraduate research school. Based in a scenic location outside Oban, on the west coast of Scotland, SAMS offers ideal conditions to work and live.

The posts are made possible thanks to SAMS receiving £5.6 million of an £11.4 million funding package awarded to the UHI Millennium Institute (UHI, of whom SAMS is an Academic Partner) to boost its research portfolio in the bid to becoming the University of the Highlands and Islands in 2007. The full funding package consists of £5 million from Highlands and Islands Enterprise, £3 million from the Scottish Funding Council, and £1.45 million from the European Regional Development Fund, as well as contributions from Lifescan Scotland Ltd, NHS Western Isles and UHI.

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