Research Assistant/Associate in Geodesy


Faculty/Services: Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering
Unit: Civil Engineering & Geosciences
Sub Unit: Civil Engineering & Geosciences
Staff Category: Research
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Hours of Work: Full Time
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £26,829 to £28,452 (PhD not awarded)
£29,301 to £31,076 (with progression to £38,183; PhD Awarded)
Closing Date: 18 January 2017

You will join the Geomatics team and carry out research in GNSS positioning including the utilisation of GNSS observations for the precise determination of horizontal and vertical motions of the Earth's crust and natural features or built structures on the Earth. You will disseminate your work via leading international journal publications and conferences. It is also expected that you will contribute to the engagement activities of the School (e.g. consultancy and Continuing Professional Development training).

You will have a PhD in geodesy, or a closely related scientific/engineering field, awarded or in submission by the time of appointment. You should have a proven or emerging track record of self-motivated progress in academic research, including publication in peer-reviewed journals, and a demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment.

You must have high-quality written and oral communication skills in the English language, and practical experience of GNSS surveying. You should also have expertise in scientific programming and computing under the Linux (UNIX) operating system, and the use of one or more programming languages. You will also be expected to have experience in one or more of the major scientific GNSS processing software packages. Experience of collaboration with industrial or multi-disciplinary partners would also be an advantage.

This is a fixed-term position for three years

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Stuart Edwards, +44 (0)191 208 5962 or email

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Faculty of Science Agriculture and Engineering
School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Geodesy research webpages

The School holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers. We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

posted: 21 December 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.