Research Assistant/Associate in Antarctic GNSS Geodesy - D83086R

Newcastle University - Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering - Engineering - Infrastructure

£26,829 to £28,452 (PhD nearing completion)
£29,301 to £38,183 (PhD awarded)

You will join the geodesy team within the Geomatics Group and carry out research into the analysis and utilisation of GPS/GNSS observations for positioning and deformation monitoring, including the precise determination of horizontal and vertical motions of the Earth's crust in Antarctica. The project will involve national and international collaborative research, and may involve remote fieldwork. You will disseminate your work via leading international journal publications and conferences, and may also contribute to the engagement activities of the School.

You must have a PhD in geodesy, geophysics, or a closely related scientific/engineering field, either awarded or in the final stages of writing-up and examination by the time of appointment. You should have a proven or emerging track record of self-motivated progress in academic research, including publication in peer-reviewed journals, and a demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment.

You must have high-quality written and oral communication skills in the English language, and expertise in scientific computing under the Linux (or other UNIX) operating system. You should be familiar with the use of one or more of the major scientific GPS/GNSS processing software packages for high-precision positioning. Ideally, you will also have practical skills in GPS/GNSS and terrestrial surveying fieldwork.

This post is available fixed term for 3 years and is full time.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Peter Clarke, +44 (0)191 208 6351 or email

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Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

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