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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Informal Enquiries can be made to Dr. John Quinn (email@example.com) or Dr. Mark Jessopp (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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: http://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/vacancies/research/full-details-522112-en.html