|Salary:||£36,333 to £40,745 per annum, Grade I / Pathway 2|
|Placed On:||22nd March 2023|
|Closes:||5th April 2023|
We are looking for a motivated Research Associate to join the team of a UKRI-funded research project ‘PETRARCH’ (Pinpointing Earth-System Thresholds for Anoxia with new Reconstructions of the Cretaceous Hothouse), under PI Michael Henehan. Motivated by continuing depletion of oxygen in our oceans, the project aims to understand the thresholds in climate and ecosystems beyond which Earth can tip into periods of extreme and prolonged global marine anoxia. We will combine state-of-the-art geochemical measurements in Cretaceous microfossils (e.g. boron isotopes) with Earth system modelling to untangle the key factors (ecological, biogeochemical and physical) that lead a CO2 injection to trigger a profound anoxic event.
We are looking for a Research Associate to join the team (which will comprise PI, two post-docs and two doctoral students), whose role will be to calibrate the boron isotope-pH proxy in radiolarian biogenic silica. If successful, this will open up a whole new archive for the reconstruction of ocean pH and pCO2 in the past. The position is secured for three years, with a preferred start date in summer 2023.
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For informal enquiries, contact: Michael Henehan, +44 117 456 0868 Michael.Henehan@bristol.ac.uk
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