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Resarch Fellow in Experimental Mineral Physics

UCL - Earth Sciences

Location: London
Salary: £35,965 to £43,470 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd September 2020
Closes: 2nd November 2020
Job Ref: 1871872
 

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow in Experimental Mineral Physics, to be held in the Department of Earth Sciences at UCL.

The aim of the project whose aim is to experimentally constrain the elasticity of transition zone minerals by performing ultrasonic interferometry in the large volume press. The successful applicant will work with strong and vibrant group within the Department of Earth Sciences in UCL. The successful candidate will commission and perform pulse echo ultrasonic experiments combined with X-ray radiographic imaging in the lab at UCL, and determine the velocities of olivine, wadsleyite and ringwoodite samples as a function of pressure, temperature and composition.

The post is funded by NERC for two years in the first instance with the opportunity for an extension for an additional one year.

Applicants will have a PhD (or thesis submitted subject to examination) in a relevant branch of the Earth Sciences, and a background in Solid Earth Geosciences. Experience of using high-pressure experimental techniques including use of a large volume press is essential. An independent research reputation in experimental mineral physics or a related subject, with evidence of completed research, either in high-quality journals or university theses is also essential.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above. 

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Dr Andrew Thomson, a.r.thomson@ucl.ac.uk

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