A postdoctoral research associate position in marine ecosystem engineers is currently open in Lyell Centre, Heriot-Watt University. The post has a total length of 24 months. The primary role will be to contribute to the Leverhulme Trust funded project “Elucidating the light harvesting strategy of the world’s deepest living marine algae”, working with Dr Heidi Burdett (Lyell Centre, Heriot-Watt University), Profs Graham Turnbull and Ifor Samuel (University of St Andrews) and Dr Tadhg O’Donovan (Heriot-Watt University). Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in the culture and maintenance of red coralline algae, analysis of their (photo)physiology and skeletal characteristics and field validation. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and proposals, presenting the research at national and international conferences and contributing to the management of this challenging project as opportunities allow.