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Research Associate

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Science - Department of Animal and Plant Sciences

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £31,302 to £32,236 per annum, Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th October 2018
Closes: 25th October 2018
Job Ref: UOS020614

Contract Type: Fixed term until 31 May 2021

The Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation (LC3M) is one of four winners of the 2015 Leverhulme Trust Research Centre awards competition, designed to support ground-breaking fundamental cross-disciplinary research across the whole range of the sciences, humanities and social sciences. LC3M addresses one of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st Century: global climate change by assessing the role of enhanced rock weathering as a means of safely removing large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere to cool the planet while also mitigating ocean acidification. (

You will perform research activities with mesocosm scale and field scale experiments characterizing plant-soil-mineral interactions and will synthesize research and publish papers reporting scientific advances in leading scientific journals. You will collaborate with colleagues in LC3M, and elsewhere in research activities, particularly those performing research into other aspects of plant-soil-mineral interaction, soil processes, within the same experimental trials, to build the bigger picture of enhanced weathering science.

You will hold or be about to obtain a PhD in microbial metagenomics/ transcriptomics (or equivalent experience) with expert knowledge of geochemistry of weathering.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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