IODP Research Fellow

Grade 8 - £44,706 - £50,296 per annum
Vacancy ID: 4895
Leicester
Full time, fixed term contract for 3 years or until 31 July 2025, whichever sooner
37.5 hours per week

About the role

In this role, you will lead an established team engaged in the acquisition and analysis of core petrophysical and borehole measurement data for a range of projects, primarily for the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). You will provide advice and guidance to internal and external colleagues and to the project PI, ensure long- and short- term planning for staff and equipment provision. You will represent the University through participation in national and international scientific bodies and committees and through formal written reports. You will spend up to 2 months working offshore and further periods at external laboratories and facilities as part of the project.

You will have the opportunity to publish your research in internationally recognised, high quality peer-reviewed journals and secure external research funding that link with the group's petrophysical research services and wider IODP science. You will contribute to campus- and field-based teaching in Geology at Leicester, as appropriate, giving lectures, seminars, field classes and project support to our students.

About you

With a PhD in Earth science or a related discipline, you will have a background in marine geology, palaeoclimate, paleoenvironment and/or sedimentology. You will be able to evidence recent, high-quality research outputs at an internationally recognised standard in an appropriate subject.

We are looking for someone who can evidence the ability to initiate, develop, and deliver a clear future research strategy balanced with operational planning for IODP expeditions. With a passion for the subject matter, you will have excellent analytical and communication skills, ensuring staff are motivated to ensure they, and the project achieve the best possible results.

Additional information

Informal enquiries can be made to Simon Draper: sd227@leicester.ac.uk - IODP Project Manager.

We anticipate that interviews will take place on 12 May 2022.

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people's lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you'll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We're committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment

Closing date: 3 May 2022.

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