Principal Investigator in Fish Population Genetics, Dept Zoology, Ecology & Plant Science

Principal Investigator in Fish Population Genetics

Department of Zoology, Ecology and Plant Science 

The Department of Zoology, Ecology and Plant Science, University College Cork (UCC), Ireland, is seeking to employ a Principal Investigator (PI) in Fish Population Genetics under the Beaufort Marine Science scheme, funded by the Irish Government Departments of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources and Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, under the Sea Change initiative.This seven year project also involves Queen’s University Belfast, N. Ireland and the Marine Institute.The PI will coordinate and participate in the practical implementation of an all-Ireland programme in Fish Genetics, aiming to produce results and publications of high quality in the area of evolutionary genetics, with initial concentration on Atlantic salmon, brown trout, cod and lobster. 

The PI will be responsible for drafting of reports for peer review group and funding body, for management of the Senior Researchers and PhD student in UCC and for liaison with the Senior Researcher and PhD students in QUB.

 Candidates for this position must be researchers of international distinction with:

  • A relevant PhD and at least seven years post-doctoral experience
  • Proven capacity to manage research projects
  • Proven experience with common garden field experiments and with Genetic Stock Identification
  • Experience with a range of molecular methodologies and analyses
  • An excellent publication profile in the area
  • A proven capacity for accessing national and international research funding
  • Ability to forge academic relationships
  • Proven teaching experience

 Salary scale: €80,177 to €110,000 per annum

Written applications including CV, list of publications, research prospectus and details of three academic referees to Professor TF Cross, Department of Zoology, Ecology & Plant Science, University College Cork, Ireland; email:, who will also be available for informal discussion.

Closing date for applications: Friday 23 November 2007

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