Research Associate: non-traditional stable
isotope geochemistry


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 meetings.

posted: 14 February 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.