have a background in the carbonate geochemistry of foraminifera and the development of environmental proxies? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK's leading research intensive Universities?
You will join a team of geochemists and palaeontologists lead by Dr Rob Newton as part of the new Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) ‘New foraminiferal proxies for Cenozoic seawater geochemistry' (ForSea) project. This project aims to develop two new inter-related proxies based on the chemistry of foraminiferal calcite for the carbonate and sulfate ions in seawater and apply them to the Cenozoic.
In this role you will generate geochemical data to understand how these potential proxies behave in the context of the modern ocean and across the Cenozoic, with the aim of deriving new records of seawater chemistry and exploring how this responds to, and influences, major Earth system events. You will also liaise with researchers at the University of St Andrews where a subset of the analytical work is taking place.
You will have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in the field of Earth, Environmental or Marine Sciences and have experience of foraminiferal identification, working in a geochemical laboratory and have a strong commitment to publishing scientific results.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Dr Rob Newton, Associate Professor of Earth Surface Geochemistry,
Email: [email protected]Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Environment School/Institute: School of Earth and Environment Section: Earth Surface Science Institute (ESSI) Category: Research Grade: Grade 7 Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 p.a. Working Time: 100% Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (for 4 years) Release Date: Tuesday 30 January 2024 Closing Date: Tuesday 27 February 2024 Reference: ENVEE1713 Downloads: Candidate Brief