Research Associate in Igneous Geochemistry (Fixed Term)

This Postdoctoral Research Associate is to work as part of team at Cambridge exploring the application of novel stable isotopes to mantle heterogeneity and subduction zone processes. The position is available starting 1 October 2018 for a period of at least 12 months. The research will involve novel isotope determinations in well characterized natural samples; a range of possible projects are available. Stable isotope analyses will take place within the newly-refurbished clean-lab suite within the Department of Earth Sciences, employing a newly installed Thermo Neptune Plus MC-ICP-MS.

The successful candidate will be based in Cambridge and join a strong and expanding group with expertise in mantle petrology, geochemistry and numerical modeling. Candidates should either hold a PhD (or equivalent) in igneous petrology, isotope geochemistry, or a closely related field, or will have recently submitted a PhD dissertation in that area by the time of appointment.

Although training in relevant analytical techniques will be provided, experience of one or more of the following would be advantageous: igneous or metamorphic petrology, clean-laboratory sample preparation, radiogenic and/or stable isotope determination by MC-ICP-MS or TIMS. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and ideally a track record of publication in peer-reviewed international journals.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

The University and the Department are committed to equality and diversity, the University holds an institutional Athena-SWAN silver award and the Department is a bronze award holder. Details of some of the family-friendly policies operated by the University are at: http://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/pay-benefits/cambens-employee-benefits/family-friendly.

For further information, please email Helen Williams (hmw20@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference LB16156 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

To apply go to http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/18156

published: 17 July 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.