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Research Associate

University of Glasgow - School of Geographical & Earth Sciences

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £35,845 to £40,322 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 30th September 2019
Closes: 30th October 2019
Job Ref: E20417

Job Purpose
To make a leading contribution to the UKRI GCRG Living Deltas Hub ( working with Dr. Adrian Bass of the University of Glasgow and approximately 80 co-i’s and project partners. The job will require expert knowledge in hydrology and carbon cycle biogeochemistry. The project aim is to characterise and quantify the carbon stocks and fluxes associated with globally important large delta systems in the Global South (specifically the Mekong, Red River and Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna regions). This quantitative understanding will feed into the wider task of understanding these deltas from an ecosystem services / social perspective, in this case assigning a carbon ‘value’. The post-doctoral researcher will quantify lateral fluxes of carbon in dissolved and particulate pools, vertical fluxes at water-atmosphere boundaries, accumulation / loss rates in delta sediments, and carbon linkages between the floodplains and channels.

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 aspects of the project as opportunities allow.

Standard Terms & Conditions
Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £35,845 - £40,322 per annum.

This post is full time with funding up to 3 years in the first instance.

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.

Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

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 equality.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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