|Salary:||£39,508 to £47,355|
|Placed On:||27th March 2023|
|Closes:||9th May 2023|
Applications are invited for a 3-year Research Fellow position in the Vertebrate Palaeontology group in the Department of Earth Sciences, UCL. Funded for three years in the first instance by a NERC Pushing the Frontiers grant, the project will focus on the reconstruction of growth rates and thermophysiology of crocodylomorphs over their 230 million-year evolutionary history, utilising histological approaches to unlock data from internal bone microstructure. This is a collaborative project with Dr Ryan Felice (UCL) and Prof. Alexandra Houssaye (Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris).
About the role
This position is available to start from the 1st September 2023. The main purpose of the role is: • To contribute to the development of a dataset of bone microstructure of crocodylomorph species. • To reconstruct growth rates for each species. • To quantify and test hypotheses pertaining to h! ow growth rates vary through time across the crocodylomorph tree, and with ecology, latitude and body size.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. (or thesis submitted subject to examination) in palaeontology, biology, anatomy, or a related field, or have the equivalent relevant experience, and a first degree in earth sciences, biology, anatomy, natural sciences, or a related subject. Experience of working with histological and bone microstructure data and an independent research reputation in palaeontology, biology, ecology, or a related subject, with evidence of completed research published in international journals (or in review/in press) is essential.
What we offer
As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits some of which are below: • 41 Days holiday (27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days) • Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme •! Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE) • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan • Immigration loan • Relocation scheme for certain posts • On-Site nursery • On-site gym • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay • Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service • Discounted medical insurance Visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/reward-and-benefits to find out more.
Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black,! Asian an d ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women. Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.
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