IODP Research Associate

Grade 7 £35,326 to £40,927 per annum
Geography, Geology and the Environment Department
Full time, fixed term until 31 December 2024
37 hours per week
Vacancy ID: 5642

In this role you will be responsible for the acquisition and analysis of petrophysical core and borehole measurement data for the International Ocean Discovery Programme (IODP), as well as other drilling and coring research projects. You will provide advice to the Expedition Science Party on logging, pre-expedition planning and reporting. This is an exciting role which will see you conduct personal research, resulting in the publishing of results in peer reviewed scientific literature as well as presenting results at national and international conferences.

About you

With a PhD in an earth science or related discipline you will have a background in geology or geophysics. We are looking for someone who enjoys a challenge which could be outside their sphere of expertise. Ideally, you will also have a working knowledge of downhole logging or core physical property measurements. We are looking for a self-starter with a real passion for the subject matter. You will also have excellent analytical and technical skills, taking the initiative to solve problems, quickly and effectively.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Simon Draper on

Closing date: 11 Aug 2022 midnight.

Interviews are anticipated to take place on 24 August 2022.

As part of the University's ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members.

Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here.

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.

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