Research Assistant/Associate in Carbon Sequestration in Soil Systems

Newcastle University is recruiting for a Research Assistant/ Associate in Carbon Sequestration in Soil Systems

We are seeking a motivated individual to join an interdisciplinary team of researchers working as part of a new multi-million pound Living Lab. The project is unique in its integrated approach that uses technologies from different disciplines with the common goal of achieving Net Zero for a University Defence partner. You will be part of one of six experiments that make up the Living Lab framework: Reduce carbon through carbon capture.

You will work with Professor David Manning who is a world leader in this field.

This project seeks to explore carbon sequestration potential across various land uses at a military location. We are seeking to appoint a researcher with expertise in soil science, remote sensing and carbon modelling.

To apply, you must hold, or be about to obtain, a PhD in soil science with a focus on soil carbon. You should have the ability to play a leading role within the research team and to communicate and collaborate with project partners. A track record of publishing research in high quality journals and experience supervising student research projects is desirable.

You must have expertise in measuring soil carbon fluxes in the field and in the sampling and preparation of soil samples for carbon analysis. Additionally, you need to have experience in designing and interpreting field surveys, the use of laboratory instrumental procedures, programming in R and expertise in using GIS systems to describe and measure land use attributes in a composite site.

This role is part of the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences. For more information on our research, please click here.

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: 28,756 to 40,927 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th November 2021
Closes: 3rd January 2022
Job Ref: 13892

Security: As the Living Lab is with a partner in the Defence sector, you should be prepared for security checks if you are selected as the preferred candidate. For example, individuals working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

This role will be based in Newcastle University with some UK travel required. The position available is full-time and for a two-year fixed period from 1 Feb 2022.

For all informal enquiries, please contact please contact Prof David Manning +44 (0) 191 208 6610.

posted: 7 December 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.