Research Associate

Job Description


Faculty of Science & Health

School of Biological Sciences
Research Associate

Employment type: Fixed-term (3 months)

Employment basis: Part-time (22.2 hours per week)

Salary: £16,506 – £18,027 (£27,511 – £30,046 x 0.60 FTE) per annum

Post number: ZZ006382

Date published: 14 September 2020

Closing date: 28 September 2020

Interview date: 13 October 2020

The University of Portsmouth is a dynamic and ambitious institution with a track record of success. One of only four universities in the south east of England to achieve a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework and ranked 113th in the Times Higher Young University World Rankings.

We are seeking to recruit a Research Associate (RA) to work as part of project to investigate the culture of marine invertebrates for the marine aquarium trade. The RA will, under guidance of Dr G Watson (PI), develop and test methods of rearing key species that have aquaculture potential focusing on the bottlenecks (e.g. the larval stages). The RA will produce a technical report and help generate scientific papers for dissemination. The successful candidate will have an appropriate BSc qualification and ideally, a postgraduate qualification. They will also have knowledge and experience of aquaculture and animal husbandry.

This post is funded for 3 months at 0.6 FTE. A driving licence valid for the UK is desirable and willingness to work flexible hours is essential.

The post is based at the Institute of Marine Sciences which is an internationally renowned marine centre providing research ( and teaching (, supporting over 200 staff, undergraduates and postgraduates, but with strong interdisciplinary links across the University, including the University of Portsmouth sustainability and Environment theme ( and the School of Biological Sciences ( Portsmouth is a dynamic and innovative place to work and study and the University is committed to delivering an excellent student experience in conjunction with world-class research.

Applications must be made in accordance with the University of Portsmouth e-recruitment application process ( Informal enquiries may be made by contacting Dr Gordon Watson on , or by email at

Please note that Non-EEA applicants can be considered for positions that have been advertised for less than 28 days unless they are currently living outside of the UK or a current Tier 2 visa holder in a different profession or at a different employer. The post must meet the minimum skills and salary requirements as set out in the UKVI immigration rules.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and all appointments will be made on merit. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area.
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Research Associate
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  • Date Posted
  • 14 September 2020 1:30 pm
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  • £16,506 Fixed Salary (annually)
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  • Bachelor's degree
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