VAC New funding opportunities for studentships with SHEAR
10 November 2017


The SHEAR international research programme are providing new funding opportunities for 13 studentships as part of the NERC SHEAR LANDSLIP project, as well as some by several universities. The LANDSLIP project is led by Helen Reeves, BGS Science Director for Engineering Geology, and KCL. Find out more about the studentships.

WWW Global patterns of nitrate storage in the unsaturated zone
10 November 2017


The unsaturated (vadose) zone between the base of soils and the water table can be an important store of nitrate. Water moves slowly downward through the unsaturated zone and so a large store of nitrate can accumulate if this water contains nitrate derived from surface sources such as fertiliser. Release of this store can affect ground- and surface water quality for decades and it can continue for a long time after changes in farming practice that reduce nitrate leaching.


WWW BGS communications dashboard for October 2017
10 November 2017


Here is a round up of metrics for October 2017. For all social media, the item shown is the most popular this month.


PRESS Hidden pollution beneath our feet threatens water supplies worldwide
10 November 2017


Groundwater researchers at the British Geological Survey (BGS) have found a major store of pollution sitting in the rocks beneath our feet that could have severe global-scale consequences for our rivers, water supplies, human health and the economy.

In a paper published in Nature Communications, Matthew Ascott and fellow researchers from the British Geological Survey and Lancaster University have reported finding vast quantities of nitrate across the globe stored in rocks below ground and above the drinking water resources they hold as a result of human activity.


VAC Post Doctoral Research Associate
9 November 2017


A vacancy has arisen for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in shale gas and geochemistry to join a dynamic team at our headquarters in Keyworth, Nottingham.
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Closing date: 7 December 2017.

VAC Minerals Commodities Geologist
9 November 2017


A vacancy has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Minerals Commodities Geologist at our headquarters in Keyworth, Nottingham.
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Closing date: 7 December 2017.

VAC Procurement Business Partner
8 November 2017


A vacancy has arisen for a highly motivated Procurement Business Partner (part-time) to be based at our Headquarters in Keyworth, Nottingham.
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Closing date: 26 November 2017.