We wish to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the chemical weathering of large river basins, starting on the 1st June 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The position is part of a major new NERC funded project into the carbon
transfers associated with three of the largest rivers in the world, the
Irrawaddy, Salween and Mekong. We seek to understand the carbon
transfers from 1) silicate and carbonate weathering, 2) organic carbon
oxidation and burial over a range of timescales.
There is a significant fieldwork opportunity in SE Asia that the
candidate will participate in and help coordinate.. Multiple trips over
the two-year period are planned to collect water and suspended sediment
from all three rivers for analysis in the UK.
Candidates should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in geosciences or a related
discipline or have recently submitted a PhD dissertation in that area.
They should have experience of measurement of isotope ratios using TIMS
or MC-ICP-MS and preferably chemical analyses of waters, rocks and
minerals by ICP-OES, HPCL, XRF, XRD or EMP.
The successful candidate will have the ability to work in a team and
have previous field experience. She/he will preferably have a track
record of publication in peer-reviewed international journals and have
good communication skills in order to present results at international