|Placed On:||15th September 2023|
|Closes:||15th October 2023|
We are seeking to appoint an experienced Research Associate in the general field of modelling of freshwater geochemistry to join a high-profile research project: the Greenhouse Gas Removal with UK agriculture via enhanced rock weathering Demonstrator, funded by UKRI-BBSRC (2021-2025) (Beerling et al. 2020, Nature, 583, 242-248). The Demonstrator is a UK-focused integrated whole system assessment of the science, societal and scalability opportunities and challenges of enhanced rock weathering (ERW) to help the UK reach Net Zero by 2050. This Demonstrator is one of five, coordinated by the Directorate Hub, CO2RE.
The Research Associate will be embedded within the Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation (LC3M) at the University of Sheffield, funded by a Leverhulme Trust Research Centre Award. UKRI partners on this large research consortium project include a number of leading UK institutions and scientists working in the exciting field of atmospheric CO2 removal.
You will have experience of geochemical measurements or modelling (e.g. using PHREEQC, USGS hydrogeological code PHAST or similar codes). Experience with aqueous geochemistry of soils, rivers and/or groundwaters, and of handling geospatial datasets (i.e. using GIS codes such as ArcGIS) would be an advantage. You will be responsible for writing scientific papers and reporting to other members of the GGR consortium, presenting at annual meetings, and other research events. You will have excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills, with the ability to manage a varied workload.
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