Research Fellow in Submarine Lobe Systems

University of Leeds - Faculty of Environment: School of Earth and Environment
Location: Leeds
Salary: 33, 797 to 40,322 Grade 7 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-term/Contract for 2 years
Closes: 19th January 2020
Interviews: Week February 3rd 2020

Are you a geoscience researcher looking for to contribute to a large, multidisciplinary research programme? Do you have an established background in sedimentology and stratigraphy? Do you have experience of fieldwork?

A position is available for an outstanding sedimentologist/stratigrapher to join the Stratigraphy Group, a large international research group based at the University of Leeds, as Research Fellow in Submarine Lobe Systems. You will take on a leading role on the LOBE Phase 3 Project. This exciting research programme aims to develop models that help to improve our understanding of deep-water basin-floor fan system evolution. The research programme, which is led by Prof David Hodgson (Leeds), Dr Ian Kane & Prof Stephen Flint (Manchester), and Prof Chris Jackson (Imperial College), comprises integrated fieldwork, analysis of subsurface systems, numerical modelling, and physical experiments.

You should have a PhD in geoscience, with skills in, or willingness to learn, numerical and physical experiments that aim to model deep-water sedimentary processes and/or stratigraphic successions. You will be comfortable leading and integrating key aspects of the programme, and be willing to contribute to and support a diverse and international research team. You will coordinate fieldwork campaigns and field workshops in Argentina and South Africa, so experience of working in remote environments is desirable. The post is available for 2 years, based at the University of Leeds, UK.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

David Hodgson, Professor of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0236, email:

posted: 20 December 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.