Clastic Field Sedimentologist

CASP a not-for-profit Charitable Trust

If you love fieldwork and outdoor activities, are looking for a friendly and flexible working environment and relish stimulating academic discussions and challenges, this may be the opportunity for you.

CASP is a geological research organisation that is affiliated to the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Funded almost entirely by the international hydrocarbon industry, CASP is widely valued by its sponsors for combining original field-based research in remote areas with innovative regional synthesis.

We are seeking to recruit a motivated field geologist with a predominantly siliciclastic sedimentological background. Experience of working in passive margin settings would be advantageous.

Candidates will have completed a PhD and preferably a period of post-doctoral research. Applicants should be enthusiastic field geologists ready to carry out fieldwork, in the first instance, in Western Europe.

This permanent position requires the ability to work in a team, to interact with academic and industry contacts, and to take responsibility for project and research development. As well as writing reports for company sponsors, all CASP geologists are required to present their results at workshops and conferences and are strongly encouraged to publish their research and to develop and maintain an academic profile.

Salaries are broadly in line with the University of Cambridge scales (Grades 7-8) and include additional benefits. For further details about CASP, please visit:

Please send a CV (naming 2 referees) and a covering letter explaining your motivation to Joanna Hall,

The closing date for applications is 27th, February 2017. Interviews will be held during the week of 20th, March 2017. Only applicants invited to interview will be contacted; this will be before 6th, March 2017. Open only to candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

posted: 26 January 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.