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Subject: jobs in cephalopod fisheries research
From: Graham Pierce <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Academic forum on fisheries ecology and related topics <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 17 Dec 1996 18:46:28 +0000

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Postdoctoral Research Fellows

(Two posts, 14,317 to 15,986 per annum)

and Postgraduate Studentship

Required to work in the Department of Zoology, on a new European-funded research
project on 'Cephaloped Resources Dynamics" (FAIR Contract 1520). This project
involves study of the commercially-fished cephalopod species in waters of the
North East Atlantic and Mediterranean with the collaboration of a number of
other European laboratories. It builds on the substantial base of data and
biological samples previously acquired through earlier joint European projects
(FAR and AIR programmes).

Post 1: Molecular genetics of stock structure - The postholder will use DNA
primers already developed for squid to extend our understanding ofpopulation
structure in selected stocks. New primers will be developed for other cephalopod
types (octopuses and cuttlefish). Experience of population analysis using DNA
markers is essential; experience with microsatellites and invertebrate material
will be an advantage. Please quote ref: ZZO 651 R.

Post 2: Development of a GIS for cephalopod fisheries -The postholder will have
access to international fishery and environmental data sets. In collaboration
with European partners and British Antarctic Survey they will evolve a GIS to
improve our understanding of spatial and temporal distribution patterns.
Applicants should be generally computer and statistically literate; knowledge of
ARC-INFO, spatial statistics and time-series analysis would be an advantage.
Please quote ref: ZZO 652R.

Both postholders will be expected to become involved in the biological sampling
programme and, if necessary, to spend time at the laboratories of other European
partners of the project. They will also be expected to take a role in project
management, communication with partners and the writing of reports.

A linked postgraduate studentship based at British Antarctic Survey will be 
available to work on aspects of GIS development. Those interested in the
studentship opportunity  should  write  in  the  first  instance  to Dr P.G.
Rodhouse, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Maddingley Road,Cambridge CB3
OET;  fax 44 (0)1223 362616; e-mail [log in to unmask]

The postdoctoral positions are available for three years from 1 April 1997
Informal enquiries may be made to Professor P.R. Boyle, telephone 44 (0)1224
272865; e-mail: [log in to unmask] or Dr G.J. Pierce, telephone 44 (0)1224
272459; e-mail: [log in to unmask]

Application forms and further particulars are available from Personnel Services,
University of Aberdeen, Regent Walk, Aberdeen AB24 3FX, telephone 44 (0)1224
272727, quoting the appropriate number. A 24 hour answering service is in

Closing date 17 January 1997.

An Equal Opportunities Employer

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