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[Arabidopsis] Five posts at UEA and a Project Leader position at John Innes Centre

dee rawsthorne (TOC) via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by dee.rawsthorne from bbsrc.ac.uk)
Mon Nov 9 06:23:22 EST 2009

Five new academic staff appointments at UEA and a Project Leader at the John Innes Centre have been created as a result of substantial new investments in the Earth and Life Systems Alliance (ELSA) and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. The posts offer excellent opportunities for continuing, or developing, internationally outstanding research careers.

The Tyndall Centre for Climatic Change Research
Three Lecturer Posts Ref: ATR842 (£37,651 to £43,622 per annum)

UEA is the Headquarters of the Tyndall Centre (www.tyndall.ac.uk), which includes the universities of Manchester, Southampton, Oxford, Newcastle, Sussex and Cambridge. At UEA, the Tyndall Centre's interdisciplinary activities span the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Social Sciences. These new positions will be based alongside existing Tyndall colleagues within the School of Environmental Sciences.

You must have a PhD (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline in physical, natural, or social science, ideally with research interests in one or more of: land use and climate change; food security and climate change; mitigation, adaptation and behavioural change; energy and climate security; climate change and prosperity, and you must also be able to satisfy all other essential elements of the person specification. Applications from candidates with research interests in other climate-related areas will also be considered.

The Earth and Life Systems Alliance (ELSA)
Two UEA Lecturer or Reader posts Ref: ATR841 (£37,651 to £43,622 per annum for lecturer, £44,930 to £52,086 for reader)

John Innes Centre Project Leader (Tenure-track) Ref: 1001841 (£33,780 - £37,534. A higher pay band (£42,769 to £47,521) may be offered to an exceptional candidate).

ELSA (www.elsa.ac.uk<http://www.elsa.ac.uk>) is a major strategic collaboration between UEA and the John Innes Centre (JIC). It brings together UEA's expertise in environmental science and climate change, with JIC's expertise in plant and microbial biology to understand, predict and mitigate the impact of environmental change on biodiversity, biogeochemical cycles and agricultural systems. We seek applicants with outstanding research and publication records in this area. The successful candidates will either have or be expected to establish an internationally high-profile independent research programme that includes substantial collaboration between JIC and UEA.

For all ELSA posts, you must have a PhD (or equivalent); a research background in ecology, molecular or evolutionary biology, biogeochemistry, microbiology, plant biology, social science or environmental modelling and be able to satisfy all other elements of the person specification. Successful candidates will have a developing international research reputation, which will already be established for appointment to the higher level.

Closing date: 12 noon on 30 November 2009.

Professor Alastair Grant
Deputy Head of School
School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK
Phone +44 1603 592537

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