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MSc Research Studentship

Mark Jessopp, January 28, 2015

Developing a tool to predict seabird vulnerability to oil pollution

An 18 month studentship is available to focus on collating existing data on seabird distribution and build a GIS tool in the form of a predictive spatial model. The student will also contribute to the collection of new GPS tracking data from several seabird species off the west and south-west coast of Ireland.

The student will work in a team of 3 part or full time research assistants, and an MSc student who will focus on the tracking aspects of the project, and will be supported by a range of personnel with relevant ornithological and GIS experience.

Candidates should possess at minimum a 2.1 BSc (Hons) degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Ecology, Zoology, Geography). Applicants must be self‐motivated with good numerical, communication, organisational and writing skills. A full, clean driving licence and experience working with birds would be advantageous.

This position covers fees plus a tax-free stipend of €16,000 p.a.

To apply please send by email a CV, details of 2 referees, and accompanying letter of application outlining your relevant experience and why you want to do this studentship to Dr J. Quinn, School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University College Cork. E‐mail

Informal Enquiries can be made to Dr. John Quinn ( or Dr. Mark Jessopp (

Application deadline is 28 February 2015. Interviews will be held in mid-March. Start date ideally 1 April or as soon thereafter as possible.

Full details can be found at the following link: