IODP Research Associate

Vacancy ID: 429
Location: Leicester
Department: Geography, Geology & Environment
Salary details: £34,189 to £39,609 per annum
Hours per week: 37.5
Advert closes midnight on: 01 Nov 2018

About the role

In this role you will be responsible for the acquisition and analysis of petrophysical core and borehole measurement data for the International Ocean Discovery Programme (IODP), as well as other drilling and coring research projects. You will provide advice to the Expedition Science Party on logging, pre-expedition planning and reporting. This is an exciting role which will see you conduct personal research, resulting in the publishing of results in peer reviewed scientific literature as well as presenting results at national and international conferences.

About you

With a PhD in an earth science or related discipline you will have a background in geology or geophysics. We are looking for someone who enjoys a challenge which could be outside their sphere of expertise. Ideally, you will also have a working knowledge of downhole logging or core physical property measurements. We are looking for a self-starter with a real passion for the subject matter. You will also have excellent analytical and technical skills, taking the initiative to solve problems, quickly and effectively.

Additional information

Full-time fixed term contract to 30 September 2020

We anticipate that interviews will take place on 14 November 2018

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Sarah Davies, Head of School on or 0116 252 3522

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme, a generous annual leave allowance and an online portal that offers a range of lifestyle benefits and discounts. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.

10 October 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.