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Research Associate in Organic Geochemistry/Paleoclimate Science

The Open University - STEM, School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences

Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £28,762 to £37,474 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd September 2022
Closes: 5th October 2022
Job Ref: 20288
 

Terms: Full Time, Fixed Term contract for 36 Months (Job share and part time considered)

Closing Date: 5th October 2022 at 12:00 (midday)

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The role

The role is part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded project “Accurate and precise alkenone records of atmospheric CO2 for the Pliocene and beyond to inform the future”

The role is an exciting combination of analytical method development, proxy improvement and record generation, culminating in model-supported Earth System Sensitivity estimates of unprecedented quality for the mid-Pliocene.

The role holder will join the Palaeoenvironmental Change research within the School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences and use laboratory facilities across the STEM Faculty.

Skills and Experience

You will have a PhD (or have recently submitted your thesis) in Earth or environmental sciences or a similar relevant field, with knowledge and experience organic geochemistry, palaeoclimate science or another relevant laboratory-based field. You will be able to work in and coordinate a team working at different institutions and communicate research results effectively.

Appointment to Research Assistant and Research Associate will be made subject to experience and qualifications and salary scale offered accordingly.

If you would like to discuss this role before applying, please email marcus.badger@open.ac.uk.

If you would like to discuss the application or recruitment process before making an application, please contact Gemma Sherriff-Jones at Resourcing Hub on 01908 655544 or gemma.sherriff-jones@open.ac.uk quoting the reference VRF 20288. 

How to apply

Applications are completed online via the OU Job’s page and following the instructions below and clicking the “APPLY NOW” link below. Applications submitted via 3rd party websites will not be considered. 

Access details for disabled applicants are available from the Resourcing Hub, telephone: 01908 655544, quoting the vacancy reference 20288. 

To apply for this role please submit the following;

  • CV (this should include a list of your publications if applicable)
  • Personal statement, up to 1,000 words, you should set out in your statement why you’re interested in this role and provide examples of where your skills and experience meet the required competencies for this role as detailed in the job and person specification.

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