Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Post Doctoral Research Associate

29,301 to 38,183 Ref: 13225
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract for 54 months

You will contribute to the recently launched Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation (LC3M), which is a consortium of 10 UK and international partner organisations led by Prof. David Beerling FRS at the University of Sheffield. The remit of LC3M is to investigate the potential of enhanced rock weathering as a means of removing CO2 from the atmosphere, exploiting natural reactions in soils to cool the planet while enhancing crop yields and mitigating ocean acidification. Your role will be to develop novel integrated modelling approaches to assess the impacts of enhanced weathering and associated policy interventions on the natural and socio-economic Earth systems.

You will hold a PhD, or be near to completing your PhD, in a relevant discipline (e.g. mathematical, physical or environmental science or socio-economic modelling). You must have substantial experience of numerical modelling techniques.

Closing date: 12.00 noon on 27 February 2017

For detailed information and how to apply go to http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/vacancies/post-doctoral-research-associate-13225 call the Recruitment Co-ordinator on +44 (0)1908 653485 or email STEM-Recruitment@open.ac.uk quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The University is proud to have gained an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award in April 2016, as well as holding four individual Department Bronze and one Silver awards. The School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences is currently working towards its Bronze Award submission.

posted: 31 January 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.