Postdoctoral Research Associate or Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter - College of Life and Environmental Sciences - Geography

This new full-time post is available immediately on a fixed term basis until 14 December 2018.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.

The College wishes to recruit an Associate Research Fellow or Research Fellow to support the work of Dr Jamie Shutler. This European Union (EU) funded post will be based at The Centre for Geography, Environment and Society which is within the College of Life and Environmental Sciences on the Penryn Campus.

The successful applicant will work on two (linked) EU funded projects studying oceanography and atmosphere-ocean gas exchange and carbon dioxide (CO2) fluxes in the North Atlantic Ocean and Baltic Sea. Experience or knowledge of oceanography is desirable, but not essential. The post will include scientific method development, scientific programming, analyses, leading/writing journal papers and opportunities to travel. The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will hold (or be close to completing) a PhD, have experience in publishing scientific journal papers, be numerically proficient and be comfortable writing scientific software. Experience or education in any of the following: oceanography, marine inorganic chemistry, physics or remote sensing is desirable, but not essential. Applicants will possess a PhD in a physical science and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in their discipline, and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.

For appointment at Associate Research Fellow level, the starting salary will be from £28,936 up to £33,518 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience. For appointment at Research Fellow level, the salary will be from £34,520 up to £38,833 on Grade F. Appointment at Grade F will be subject to additional criteria and role responsibilities as defined in the job description.

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, yoga and pilates, a cycle to work scheme and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please press the apply button below. Please quote reference number P58891 in any correspondence.

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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