School of Earth and Environment
Research Fellow in Sedimentary Geochemistry
Fixed Term for 4 years until 30 September 2021 (External funding)
Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in geochemistry? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK's leading research intensive Universities?
You will join a team of geochemists and palaeontologists at Leeds, led by Dr Rob Newton (Prof Simon Poulton, Prof Paul Wignall, Dr Cris Little), who have recently received funding as part of a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) large grant to explore Earth system changes across 27 million years of the early Jurassic, incorporating the recovery from the Triassic Jurassic extinction, the late Pliensbachian 'icehouse', and the early Toarcian anoxic event (See http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=NE%2FN018559%2F1 for summary). The project is also linked to a successful bid to the International Continental Drilling Programme and therefore to a much wider international team of collaborators.
You will be responsible for developing records of water column oxygenation, nutrient availability and sulphur cycling using a range of geochemical and stable isotopic techniques across this time interval. These data will be integrated with sedimentological and palaeoecological observations, and then used to inform the Earth system modelling strand of the project.
You will have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in the field of Earth, Environmental or Marine Sciences and have extensive experience of working in a geochemistry laboratory. You will also have knowledge of sedimentary geochemistry, and may have experience of applying sedimentary extraction techniques. Knowledge of the sulphur-iron-carbon, phosphorous, and nitrogen systematics of marine systems is highly desirable. You will show a strong commitment to publishing scientific results at an international level.
What does the role entail?
As Research Fellow, your main duties will include:
These duties provide a framework for the role and should not be regarded as a definitive list. Other reasonable duties may be required consistent with the grade of the post.
What will you bring to the role?
As Research Fellow you will have:
You may also have:
How to apply
You can apply for this role online; more guidance can be found on our How to Apply information. Applications should be submitted by 23.59 (UK time) on June 30, 2017.
Your application should include:
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Dr Rob Newton
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