Postdoc. Research Assoc., mangrove ecosystems - Exeter, UK

The College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Exeter, UK, seeks to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to participate in the MANGROOVIE project, which aims to unravel how biophysical feedbacks, forest development and coastal morphological change control carbon sequestration in mangrove ecosystems.


This NERC funded full-time post is available from 1 November 2021 on a fixed term basis until 31 October 2023.


The successful applicant will reconstruct mangrove forest development and quantify carbon accumulation and sources in Colombian mangrove ecosystems. They will work closely with Dr. Dunia H. Urrego and project investigators, international project partners, and a second Postdoctoral Research Associate working on biomorphodynamic modeling of mangroves.


The research associate will lead targeted fieldwork in Colombia, collect sediment cores and conduct paleoecological and geochemical analysis.

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.


Applicants will possess a PhD or an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in paleoecology, laboratory processing and extraction of fossil pollen, and fieldwork experience in tropical settings.

Experience in geochemistry is desirable.

They will be able to collaborate effectively within the academic team and with external partners.

Applicants will also have the ability to plan and manage field campaigns and travel to conduct fieldwork in Colombia, and desirably have proficiency in Spanish.


Applications close 6 August 2021.

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Further information

For further information please contact Dr. Dunia H. Urrego: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.