School of Earth and Environment

Research Assistant

Fixed Term (for 12 months as the post requires specialist skills for a limited period)

The School of Earth and Environment is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to support the development of three sedimentological databases that store information about sedimentary environments and depositional architecture.

Working in the Fluvial & Eolian, the Shallow Marine and the Turbidites Research Groups (FRG-ERG, SMRG and TRG), you will be responsible for uploading information derived from the peer-reviewed literature and from independent research studies into three relational databases designed to host information on fluvial, shallow marine and deep marine clastic sedimentary systems: the Fluvial Architecture Knowledge Store (FAKTS), Shallow-Marine Architecture Knowledge Store (SMAKS) and the Deep-Marine Architecture Knowledge Store (DMAKS), respectively. You will be required to read widely across the relevant peer-reviewed literature, to become familiar with the database standards, and to upload information from the literature and from our own in-house sources into the three databases to a reliably high standard. You will work as valued member within a team of 30+ sedimentologists seeking to build a new generation of quantitative sedimentological (facies) models that can be used to investigate sediment system response to environmental change and to predict lithological variability within the subsurface.

With a Master's degree in Earth Sciences, you will have excellent administrative, communication and organisational skills. You will have an independent and proactive approach to decision making and exceptional attention to detail. A keen interest in sedimentology, experience of working on sedimentary systems, and experience of handling and manipulating large databases would be advantageous.

Grade: Grade 6
Salary: £27,025 to £32,236 p.a.
Post Reference: ENVEE1295

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posted: 20 November 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.