University College Cork

University College Cork

Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences



Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

4 Years, Fixed-term, Whole-time Post

Position Summary

We are looking for an ambitious and competent Post-Doctoral Researcher to work on the evolutionary ecology of feralisation in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). The position is funded for 4 years (with a one-year probationary period) as part of the new Marine Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme. The Post-Doctoral Researcher will join the research group of Dr Tom Reed at University College Cork and be embedded within a wider team of salmonid biologists and geneticists across the island of Ireland. This exciting new research project aims to tackle a series of fundamental questions concerning the genomic and epigenetic basis of “reverse domestication” processes, which occur when farmed salmon escape and establish potentially self-sustaining (or hybridising) populations in the wild. The topic is also highly relevant to applied conservation issues pertaining to aquaculture escapes and fisheries management.

We are looking for someone with a background in, and passion for, molecular or conservation genetics, with strong bioinformatics/quantitative skills (e.g., in the analysis of NGS data). The work will involve the analysis of archival biological material from past experiments, with scope for undertaking new experiments in the wild.

Project Title: Going feral: the evolutionary ecology of reverse domestication in an iconic fish species

Post Duration: 4 Years

Salary: €42,781 - €49,177 p.a. (IUA PD1 Salary Scale)

For an information package including further details of the post see https: //

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Tom Reed, Senior Lecturer in Zoology, School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 490667; Email: [email protected]; Web: https: //; https: // www.

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https: // Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to [email protected], quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 8th December 2023.

No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff. We encourage applicants to consult our policies at https: // www. and initiatives at https: // www. and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.


Contact Person : Dr Tom Reed Contact Email : [email protected] Job ID : 072553 Contact Number : Close Date : 08-Dec-2023 12:00

Job details


Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences


University College Cork




November 18, 2023

Application deadline

December 08, 2023

Job type



Agricultural Science,Biology,Geosciences,Physics

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