Post Doctoral Research Fellow

University of Stirling - Faculty of Natural Sciences

Location: Stirling Campus                             

Post Details

The closing date for this post will be midnight on Sunday 16th April 2017.

Organisational Structure

The post holder will report to Professor Maggie Cusack who is principal investigator (PI) on this NERC-funded 3 year PDRA post. The project is in collaboration with Dr Yin of the School of Engineering, University of Glasgow (UoG) and Dr Clog of the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC). The post holder will work closely with Professor Cusack, Dr Yin and Dr Clog.

The Post

You will work on an exciting multidisciplinary NERC-funded project “When isotopes don’t clump…” This project will measure clumped isotopes (at SUERC) in calcium carbonate biominerals and in minerals grown in highly controlled microreactor systems (in Engineering at UoG). Proteins will be extracted from biominerals and used in the mineral growth experiments. The synthetic and natural biominerals will be characterised using electron microscopy (UoG). This research is highly multidisciplinary and provides an exciting research environment in which the PDRA will develop skills in a suite of cutting-edge techniques.

The successful applicant will be based in the Division of Biological & Environmental Science at the University of Stirling for biomineral and protein work and will carry out mineral formation in microreactors at the School of Engineering and electron microscopy at UoG and clumped isotope measurements at SUERC.

For further information, including essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see www.stir.ac.uk/jobs

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