Lead Scientist: Renewable Energy and the Environment

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Grade: Senior Research Fellow
Salary: £38,515 – £45,960 (depending on track record & experience)
Term: 3 Years with potential to extend

The Environmental Research Institute (ERI) is a distinctive research centre situated in the town of Thurso in the northern Highlands of Scotland. It is part of the North Highland College, one of the partners in the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI); Scotland’s newest and most unique University. The ERI has a rapidly evolving research profile and provides a high quality, vibrant research environment.

The ERI has a rapidly evolving research profile and provides a high quality, vibrant research environment. It has unrivalled access to some outstanding natural environments including the dynamic Pentland Firth waters, which lie between Caithness and Orkney in northern Scotland, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the North Sea.

As part of our commitment to developing our international research profile, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated scientist to lead our activity in ‘Renewable Energy and the Environment’ and to contribute to the ERI’s research portfolio and strategy.

Applications are sought from motivated candidates with a demonstrable expertise and proven track record of research in any area of science related to ‘Renewable Energy and the Environment’, for example:

  • Marine spatial ecology and / or ecosystem dynamics
  • Marine energy resource assessment (including field, modelling and remote sensing approaches to understanding wave and tidal energy resources)
    Coastal physical oceanography (particularly tides and waves)
  • Marine bio-physical interactions
  • Fisheries and fish ecology (especially migratory species)
  • Novel technologies
  • Device-environment interaction


Appointment will be made to the grade of Senior Research Fellow (£38,515 – £45,960 depending on experience and track record). You will be entitled to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 28th April 2017


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