|Salary:||£31,931 to £44,166|
|Placed On:||23rd January 2023|
|Closes:||24th March 2023|
UKRI – NERC – BGS
This role is based at the BGS offices in Edinburgh, which are situated on the Heriot-Watt University campus (exceptionally, location at the BGS headquarters in Keyworth, Nottingham may be considered)
UKRI Pay Band D (or potentially Pay Band E depending on skills and experience)
Pay Band D salary begins at £31,931 per annum (Pay Band E salary, which starts at £39,748 per annum, may be payable to very strong applicants who can also demonstrate the Band E criteria set out in this advert)
A great benefits package is also offered, including an outstanding pension scheme, 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, and access to flexi-time
Full-time – 37 hours a week (some flexible working options may be available, including a small amount of remote working, in line with BGS policy)
About the role
The Decarbonisation and Resource Management challenge area fits within the context of the increased need to decarbonise energy and industry, the need to use resources more optimally, intense global competition for resources and a need to expand the delivery of affordable, sustainable energy across the world. Geological disposal of radioactive waste is one of the key research areas within this challenge.
We need to gain an understanding of complex subsurface processes for up to one million years into the future. In order to understand the subsurface environment, the geologist needs to be able to apply geological and geophysical skills in order to understand processes and formation of the subsurface.
In the role of Higher or Senior Subsurface Geoscientist, you will use a range of desk, core-lab and field-based skills and techniques to make robust geological observations and develop conceptual models and interpretations.
For the higher band (UKRI Band E), we expect you to have extensive experience working on the UK’s sedimentary basins and have demonstrable in-depth knowledge of their stratigraphy and structural history. You will be able to relate your scientific knowledge to applied considerations and be able to convey this expertise to our key stakeholders.
You are a geologist with a first or upper second-class degree in Geology/Applied Geology (or a very closely related subject e.g. Earth Sciences). You will have substantial relevant postgraduate experience, which could include either a Masters and relevant industry work experience, or a PhD in geoscience. For the higher Band E role, you will have vast and proven work experience within a specialist and/or research environment.
You will possess knowledge, experience, and the ability to work confidently with, and develop robust structural geological interpretations from, diverse geoscientific data including seismic reflection data, borehole data, geophysics and field-observations.
This role at either level requires excellent communication skills, both verbal and written and involves team working so you must be able to work effectively with others and have good time management skills.
Please also refer to the additional specific essential and desirable skills criteria for this post.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 6th February 2023. Interviews are expected to be held in late February 2023 in Edinburgh.
Customer advert reference: 2300002Q
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