Research Assistant/Associate
(Global Navigation Satellite Systems Geodesy)

Salary: 27,285 to 28,936 (PhD nearing completion) - 29,799 to 38,833 (PhD Awarded)

Closing Date: 12 May 2018

You will join the geodesy team within the Geomatics Group and carry out research into the analysis and utilisation of GPS/GNSS observations for positioning and deformation monitoring. Specifically, you will carry out research into the phenomenon of Ocean Tide Loading. You will disseminate your work via leading international journal publications and conferences, and may also contribute to other activities of the School of Engineering.

You must have a PhD in geodesy, geophysics, or a closely related scientific/engineering field, either awarded or in the final stages 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 expertise in scientific computing under the Linux (or other UNIX) operating system. You should be familiar with the use of one or more of the major scientific GPS/GNSS processing software packages for high-precision positioning. Ideally, you will also have skills in geophysical modelling and interpretation of geodetic observations.

The post is available fixed term for 3 years and is full time

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For further details and informal enquiries please contact Professor Peter Clarke (Tel: +44 191 208 6351, or e-mail:

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of 30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

The University holds a 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: 12 April 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.