Back to search results

Research Associate in Palaeozoic Palynology

University of Sheffield - Department of Animal and Plant Sciences

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £31,866 to £33,797 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th May 2021
Closes: 1st June 2021
Job Ref: UOS028409

Contract Type: Fixed term for a period of 30 months (start date to be agreed)

Closing Date: 1 June 2021

We have an exciting opportunity in the University of Sheffield for someone with a passion for palaeontology looking to use their palynological skills to make an impact in our understanding of the Devonian Mass Extinctions. You will work with Professor Charles Wellman on a recently awarded NERC Standard Grant ‘The End Devonian Mass Extinctions’. One of the aims of the project is to study palynomorph diversity through the Devonian sequences of northern Spain and interpret biodiversity changes associated with known geological events.

You will be to undertake a detailed taxonomic analysis of marine elements (acritarchs and chitinozoans) of palynological preparations from throughout the Spanish Devonian sequences and to conduct a series of biodiversity studies. Fieldwork will be undertaken with a team of geoscientists that are also analyzing the sedimentology and geochemistry of the same sequences. You will collaborate closely with the diverse team of geoscientists (including modelers) integrating different datasets in a detailed analysis of the Devonian Mass Extinctions. This exciting opportunity will enable you to develop your research portfolio working with an international team of experts. Educated to Ph.D. level the successful candidate will be a palynologist with extensive experience working with Palaeozoic acritarchs and chitinozoans.

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.

To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film:, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information.

We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:

Subject Area(s):


Job tools
More jobs from University of Sheffield

Show all jobs for this employer …

More jobs like this
Join in and follow us

Browser Upgrade Recommended has been optimised for the latest browsers.

For the best user experience, we recommend viewing on one of the following:

Google Chrome Firefox Microsoft Edge