|£38,205 per annum (pro rata), Grade 7
|4th December 2023
|14th January 2024
About the role
We are looking for a Research Associate to join the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment as a Palaeoclimatologist, supporting our Leverhulme Trust-funded project ‘Earth System dynamics at the dawn of the animal-rich biosphere’. You would work both collaboratively and independently as part of a research team that spans Leicester, Cambridge, and Burgundy universities. The Palaeoclimatologist role will involve the collection, development, and analysis of geological and palaeontological datasets to ground-truth general circulation model simulations of Earth’s climate in the Ediacaran and Cambrian periods, with a particular emphasis on understanding potential feedbacks between global environment and macro-evolution. The opportunity to conduct overseas fieldwork and present outputs at international conferences are an integral part of the project.
With a PhD in a relevant palaeoclimatological, palaeontological or geological discipline, you will have experience of working with palaeoclimate proxy data, and/or the use and development of global-scale numerical climate models. You will also have the willingness to work with palaeoclimate datasets in deep-time contexts.
We anticipate that interviews will be held during the week commencing 22nd January 2024.
Applications for job share will be considered.
As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here -
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