SMRU, School of Biology: Research Assistant 1506 views

Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU), School of Biology is seeking an appropriate post-graduate research assistant for a period of 18 months. The successful candidate with be based in the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) within the School of Biology at University of St Andrews, UK.

Salary: £25,769 – £30,738/annum

Duration: Fixed Term; 18 months (initially)

Start date: November 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter

Supervisors: Dr Gordon Hastie & Dr Doug Gillespie at SMRU

The project is supported by the Scottish Government as part of a Marine Mammal Scientific Support grant to SMRU with specific emphasis on the potential effects of tidal stream energy devices on marine mammals.


  • monitoring the operational status of the sensor systems
  • data download and archiving
  • preliminary data cleansing
  • analysis and reporting


  • Applicants with a strong mathematical or signal processing background are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicant having experience of previous use of passive and active acoustic data, with regards to animal movement analyses, would be particularly advantageous.
  • Applicant must hold degree in Biology, Bioacoustics, Computational Biology, Physics, Engineering, or in a related subject.
  • Applicant must have hands-on practical programming knowledge in Matlab or R otherwise Java or C/C++; experience of data manipulation and statistical analysis in R.
  • Applicant must possess good communication skills (verbal and written)

How to apply:

—————Quick Overview————-
Organization University of St Andrews
Fellowship Level Researcher
Country UK
Subject areas Biology, Bioacoustics, Computational Biology, Physics, Engineering
Fellowship amount £25,769 – £30,738/annum
Eligibility Master’s in relevant subject
Deadline 26 October 2016

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