Research Support Officer in Soil Carbon Dynamics

Bangor University

We are seeking to recruit a part-time postgraduate researcher for 3 years to work on the project entitled “Enhanced sequestration of carbon in the landscape”. The researcher will be encouraged to register for a PhD as part of the research programme. This project is funded under the FLEXIS programme which is financially supported by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This project is led by Bangor University (Prof. Davey Jones & Prof David Chadwick) in direct collaboration with the University of Cardiff (Prof. Hywel Thomas). The post will be based in the Environment Centre Wales at Bangor University. Duties will include both field sampling and laboratory work.

Candidates should be educated to degree standard and have experience in environmental science, agriculture, biology or a related subject. Other desirable characteristics include an understanding of the main threats facing agriculture in the UK. The candidate will need to have a full driving licence and very occasionally be willing to work out of hours and at weekends (e.g. to undertake event sampling). Willingness to travel will also be required (e.g. to the partner institutions and FLEXIS programme meetings). An essential part of the post will be to integrate within the existing research group in the Environment Centre Wales, present at conferences and publish results in peer-reviewed academic journals. 

The FLEXIS project entitled “Flexible Integrated Services” has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.

The successful candidate will be expected to commence on the 1st March 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications will only be accepted via our on-line recruitment website, However, in cases of access issues due to disability, paper application forms are available by telephoning 01248 383865.

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