School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Research Associate in
Diagenetic/Geochemical Modelling

Vacancy Number: 6907BR

The School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Cardiff University is a dynamic and successful multi-disciplinary centre devoted to research in the disciplines of Earth and Ocean Sciences. Applications are invited for a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded Postdoctoral Research Associate position, forming part of the NERC Large Grant SWEET - 'Super-Warm Early Eocene Temperatures and Climate'.

Working with Carrie Lear at Cardiff University, and Sandra Arndt at the Free University of Brussels, the role of the Research Associate (RA) is to construct a model of foraminiferal geochemical diagenesis which will be nested within an existing sediment column model (Biogeochemical Reaction Network Simulator). The RA will use novel measurements of foraminiferal geochemistry to constrain the model parameters. In addition to these duties, the RA will be expected to produce work of publishable quality for appropriate high quality peer reviewed journals, present papers at national and international meetings and contribute to the development of collaborative research grants. The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant subject.

This position is full time (35 hours per week). The post is available from 1st June 2018 and is a fixed-term appointment for 2.5 years.

Salary: £32,548 - £38,833 per annum (Grade 6)

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Carrie Lear, email:

For further details about working in Cardiff University please contact John Evans, email:

Applications can only be accepted via the online system.

Further details about the post can be found at

Closing date: Monday, 12 March 2018

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

posted: 26 January 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.