Research Associate in GNSS Geodesy
Requisition ID: 9881
We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.
Salary: - £30,942 - £32,817, with progression to £40,322 per annum
This is a fixed-term post until December 2022, based in the School of Engineering. You will join the geodesy team within the Geospatial Engineering group, and carry out research into the analysis and utilisation of GPS/GNSS observations for positioning and geophysical deformation monitoring. Specifically, you will carry out research into the global phenomenon of Ocean Tide Loading, and into surface mass loading in Antarctica.
You must have a PhD in geodesy, geophysics, or a closely related scientific / engineering field, either completed 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.
This is a full time, fixed-term post available immediately until December 2022.
For further details and informal enquiries please contact Professor Peter Clarke (Tel: +44 191 208 6351, or e-mail: Peter.Clarke@ncl.ac.uk).
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We are committed to building and maintaining a fair and inclusive working environment. The position is available immediately and is offered on a full-time and fixed term basis, available immediately for 48 months post start date. We would be happy to discuss arrangements for flexible working.
We appoint on merit and particularly welcome applications from groups that are currently underrepresented in administrative Technical Services such as LGBTQ+, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) colleagues and individuals who legally identify as female.
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Requisition ID: 9881