The Falkland Islands Fishery is recognised globally for its successful management of sustainable fish stocks. As the single largest contributor to the Falkland Islands' GDP, the continued success of the Fishery is vital to the future economic development of the country.
The Falkland Islands Government would like to invite applications for the position of PhD intern (by research) in partnership with the University of Vigo. The intern will be working towards a doctorate degree provisionally titled ‘The ecological role and trophic relations of seasonal cohorts of the Patagonian Squid (Doryteuthis gahi) in the marine ecosystem of the Falkland Islands’. This project will include statolith processing and ageing, stable isotope analysis, stomach content analysis of D. gahi and other species within the trophic web, the production of ecosystem based production models and partaking in research cruises.
The successful applicant will be required to hold an MSc (Merit or higher) in marine biology, fisheries ecology or a similar biological subject. Previous experience working in a fisheries or zoological laboratory and an understanding of the ecology of cephalopods is essential. The successful applicant should be computer literate, with experience of using programs such as QGIS and R preferred.
We are looking for an individual who has the ability to work on an independent basis and in collaboration with other researchers. The position will require some short periods at sea and travel between Vigo and the Falkland Islands, with the applicant primarily based in the Falkland Islands (working office hours).
- The appointment will be for a three year contract.
- In addition to salary, benefits include flights at the beginning and end of contract, payment of tuition fees and a research budget for stable isotope analysis.
- Starting salary will be £24,388.
How to Apply
For more information and to apply online to join our team in a unique and breath-taking location, with penguins, dolphins and the wilderness just next door to your office, please visit our new recruitment website: www.jobs.gov.fk.
Applications close at 23.00 UK time, 23 May 2019.
If you have any questions about working for the Falkland Islands Government or would like further information about applying, you can find contact details at the above link.