Research Associate (Fixed Term)

open until filled
Natural Sciences, Earth Science
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
£32,816-£40,322 GBP

The Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, is seeking a post-doctoral research associate in aqueous geochemistry. The role is to experimentally investigate the kinetics of carbonate mineral formation in anoxic systems and to use experimental data to develop theoretical models that aid in the interpretation of geochemical and mineralogical observations of modern and ancient sediments. Ideally the candidate would start in July 2020.

Applications are invited from candidates with relevant expertise in geochemistry and mineralogy, but desirable criteria include expertise in experimental aqueous geochemistry (specifically with anoxic systems), application of kinetic theory to problems in earth sciences, expertise in carbonate mineralogy and geochemistry, and experience in the application of experimental/theoretical data to the sedimentary record. Analytical expertise in materials characterisation (vibrational spectroscopy), X-ray diffraction, stable isotope and trace element geochemistry are required. You will work as part of a wider team of geochemists, mineralogists, and sedimentary geologists focused on understanding chemical sedimentation and the evolution of the carbon cycle through Earths early history.

The candidate will have (or be about to obtain) a PhD and have significant experience in aqueous and analytical geochemistry, mineralogy, good communication skills, the ability to work in a team, good IT and data handling skills, and a track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

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The online application should include a one page statement of interest, curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and copies of three papers.

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