Lyell Fellowships

Location: Riccarton, Edinburgh
Salary: Grades 7 - 8, 31,076 - 46,924 (Salary dependent on experience)
Closing Date: 26th May 2017
Reference: IRC9691

The Lyell Centre for Earth and Marine Science and Technology (, a joint initiative between Heriot-Watt University and the British Geological Survey, based in Edinburgh invites applications for Lyell Fellowship positions in the areas of Applied Geosciences and Ecosystems Sciences.

As our successful applicant, you will join a vibrant research environment, with emerging clusters of excellence at the interface between Terrestrial and Marine Biogeochemistry/Microbiology, Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystems, and Geo-Energy.

To complement and further develop our teams we are inviting applications in the areas of unconventional reservoir characterisation and subsurface risk assessment, carbon capture and storage, subsurface energy storage, environmental and petroleum geomicrobiology, soil biogeochemistry, extreme environments (terrestrial to deep sea, modern and past), environmental risks, water management, systems modelling (incl. ecosystem/biogeochemical/climate), bioinformatics/evolutionary genomics. Other areas relevant to the Lyell research mission will also be considered. Please see for further information.

You will have a strong academic track record with evidence for initial research leadership, international standing, and an expressed strategy of how to develop the respective field or research. It is anticipated that you will actively complement existing and create new synergies with teams at the Lyell Centre, the Institute of Life and Earth Sciences (ILES), the Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE) and the British Geological Survey. It is also expected that you will contribute to teaching and supervision of students.

We are welcoming applications until 26th May 2017 using the following link:

Interviews will take place in June 2017.

For further information please contact: Prof Tom Wagner, Co-Director Lyell Centre (

How to Apply For more information about the role and application details, please see our website

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