Postdoctoral Research Officer position – PONDERFUL

May 19, 2021

Bangor University (North Wales) has a long tradition of academic excellence and a strong focus on the student experience. The School of Natural Sciences (SNS) at Bangor University ‘conducts world-leading research across a diverse range of topics based around zoology, biology, forestry, geography, agriculture and conservation’.

Applications are invited for a two-year post-doctoral research officer post in the School of Natural Sciences at Bangor University to work on an H2020 project funded by the European Commission called ‘POND Ecosystems for Resilient FUture Landscapes in a changing climate (PONDERFUL)’ (

The successful candidate will work with Dr Isabel Rosa (Bangor University, UK), as well as the other partners in the Scenarios & modelling work-package (WP3): Zuhal Akyürek (Middle East Technical University, Turkey), Dennis Trolle (Aarhus University, Denmark), and Matias Arim (Universidad de la República de Uruguay).

Duties will include developing spatially-explicit and stakeholder-informed scenarios of land use change for several ‘pondscapes’ across Europe. The candidate will also engage with stakeholders at these different sites, as well as with partners from the wider project to support the development of a decision-making tool for the sustainable development of European ponds using nature based solutions. The successful candidate will also contribute to the wider project objectives by attending project meetings and engaging in discussions regarding interdisciplinary integration and project impact.

Candidates must have a PhD (or be close to completion) or equivalent in spatial ecology, geography, computational ecology, conservation, or a related subject and have experience of publishing research in peer reviewed journals. Experience of stakeholder engagement and working in interdisciplinary teams is desirable. From a skills perspective, demonstrated experience in spatial modelling and/or handling spatial datasets using geographic information systems is required, as is being comfortable using a programming language to conduct statistical analyses (either R or Python, preferably). Experience of organising workshops is desirable.

The successful candidate will be expected to commence on 1st September 2021 or as soon as possible.

Informal enquiries to Isabel Rosa at

Applications will only be accepted via the on-line recruitment website, However, in cases of access issues due to disability, paper application forms are available by telephoning 01248 383865.



Salary: £33,797 – £40,322 p.a. (Grade 7)

Contract duration: until 31/08/2023

Responsible to: Lecturer in Environmental Data Analysis

Closing Date for applications: 18-06-2021


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