Research Assistant

University of Glasgow - SUERC

Job Purpose
You will contribute to a project Ar diffusion modelling and thermal history reconstruction for lunar rocks working with Prof. Darren Mark. Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in implementation of high-precision diode laser step heating to meteorite samples to extract both age information and diffusion kinetics from lunar samples. To develop complex Ar diffusion models to interrogate the Late Heavy Bombardment of the solar system.

The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Standard Terms & Conditions
Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 6, £27,629 - £31,076 per annum.

This position is fixed term for 12 months from appointment.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes e.g. contractual and financial , in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

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