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Palaeoceanography Research Technician

University of Leicester - Geography, Geology and the Environment

Location: Leicester
Salary: £25,138 to £29,605 per annum (pro rata) Grade 5
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th February 2024
Closes: 13th March 2024
Job Ref: 9530
Vacancy terms: Part time (28 hours, 0.8FTE), Fixed term for 4 years

Hours per week: 28

About the role

A Palaeoceanography Research Technician (Earth Scientist) is sought to provide technical support for the SwitchBEAT project, within the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment. As part of SwitchBEAT, a small team is looking at the impact of ice volume on the climate response to astronomical forcing over the last 40 Million years. Within this team, the Palaeoceanography Research Technician's main duties will include preparing samples for micropalaeontological, geochemical or sedimentological analysis for the SwitchBEAT project. They will also be responsible for providing general laboratory support for the palaeoceanography lab in SGGE. You will be expected to work independently, as well as with other members of the SwitchBEAT/palaeoceanography team. 

About you

The Palaeoceanography Research Technician will join the palaeoceanography group led by Dr A.J. Drury, who is PI of the SwitchBEAT project. They will be part of the Centre for Palaeobiology and Biosphere Evolution, which brings together researchers across the University interested in the evolution of Earth's biosphere and climate. 

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Dr Anna Joy Drury at a.j.drury@leicester.ac.uk.

We anticipate that interviews will be held on either the 25th or 27th March 2024.

Due to project timeframes, a provisional start date of 1st May 2024 would be our intention for the successful applicant (if possible). 

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community through our values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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