Research Associate in Continental Margins

Salary: 33,797 - 40,322 per annum (Grade 6)
Vacancy Number: 9347BR

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 an industry-funded Research Associate position to understand the evolution of the North Atlantic Ocean during its Mesozoic rifting.

Working with Dr Tiago M. Alves at Cardiff University, the role of the Research Associate (RA) is to use a vast geophysical and 2D and 3D seismic database to understand the geodynamic evolution of the North Atlantic as whole. The RA will work in the state-of-the-art 3D Seismic Laboratory for all analytical and modelling work. The RA will benefit from being part of the School's Solid Earth Research group and the 3D Seismic Lab with their cutting-edge expertise in basin analysis, marine and petroleum geology. A broad understanding of marine micropaleontology is important, but the RA is not expected to have prior experience of identifying microfossils on core and lab samples.

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 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). It is available on a fixed term basis from 1st March 2020 until 31st May 2021.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Tiago Alves, email:

For further details about working in Cardiff University please contact Briony FitzGerald, email:

Important Notes:

Applications can only be accepted via the online system.

It is the University's policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement. Please ensure that the evidence you are providing corresponds with the numbered criteria outlined below. Your application will be considered based on the information you provide under each element.

When attaching the supporting statement to your application profile, please ensure that you name it with the vacancy reference number.

To apply, please visit our website:

Closing date: Sunday, 22 December 2019.

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. We therefore welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age. 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: 25 November 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.