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UK university seeks RAS research fellow

July 10, 2023  By  Nestor Arellano

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The Biosciences Department of the University of Exeter in Devon, United Kingdom is looking to fill a position of post-doctoral research fellow in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). The new post is part of The UK Sustainable King Prawn Project.

The successful candidate will conduct research and be part of a development team at a new RAS facility located at Guardbridge (near St. Andrews, Scotland) at Rastech Ltd.’s research and development site. Rastech Ltd. is an aquaculture research company that partners with the University of Exeter.

The closing date for completed applications is July 24, 2023, according to the university.


The UK Sustainable King Prawn Project is exploring the potential to create a new, sustainable and more environmentally friendly king prawn farming sector in the UK.

The projects aims to demonstrate the potential for using alternative energy technologies, co-located with RAS, to warm the water needed to grow king prawns.

This UKRI-funded post is available from Sept. 5, 2023 to Sept. 4, 2025.

The successful applicant will be able to assist in the construction, management and running of the new king prawn RAS demonstrator facility, develop research objectives, projects and proposals, identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events. The applicant will be able to work collaboratively with project partners and other stakeholders in support of achieving the project’s overarching aims.

Applicants need to possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognized authority or have considerable experience in relevant aquaculture systems and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to conduct related research.

For more information contact Prof. Rod Wilson, via email at r.w.wilson@exeter.ac.uk.

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