Stable isotope facility job opportunities 2015


Listed below are some current employment opportunities at the Stable isotope facility. We are always seeking keen early stage researchers (pre-, syn- and postdoctoral) to gain hands on analytical experience. Please contact Ms Béatrice Bullock-von Moos for further information.

Stable Isotope Research Geochemist

We have a 3 year fixed term appointment for a research geochemist within the Stable Isotope Facility, BGS, primarily to conduct collaborative research in stable isotope mass spectrometry that comprises areas including hydrochemistry, biogeochemistry, soil science, pollution, sedimentary processes, and human-landscape interactions.

The role will involve:

  1. providing vibrant collaborative isotope research support to projects led by UK university and other NERC institute (including BGS) scientists including the development of proposals to the steering committee (and other funding sources) for the research areas above;
  2. active involvement in the operation, maintenance, and development of gas source stable isotope analytical systems and ancillary equipment including method development, sample analysis and project management/delivery;
  3. developing scientific leadership and vision in some of the research areas listed abov
  4. training, supervision/mentoring of students and visiting scientists
  5. publication of research
  6. working integrally and collegially within the scientific team
  7. aiding with administrative duties as required

Closing date 1.9.15.

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Research fellow

We are looking for a suitable applicant for the position below which is a fixed-term, three year research fellowship position in the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry, based within the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham and the British Geological Survey.

£28 695 to £37 394 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited for the above post based at the University of Nottingham, School of Geography, Centre for Environmental Geochemistry. The Centre has a range of world class facilities for palaeoenvironmental change research with access to geochemical and isotope laboratories and research-grade microscopes.

Candidates must have experience in palaeoenvironmental change research. The main focus of the research will be to investigate recent human impacts on Asian lakes and wetlands including pollution, land development, invasive species, hydrological modification and climate change using geochemical methods. Initial work will focus on tropical lowland lake-wetland complexes in Malaysia, with opportunities to expand to sites in China. The research will provide the first palaeolimnological study of continuous human and environmental change on the Peninsular Malaysia spanning the last few centuries. The candidate must be able to support PhD research training across a broad range of environmental geoscience.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing research objectives and proposals/funding applications for their own and/or collaborative research area within the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry. They will be required to write up research work for publication in high impact journals, and to contribute to the dissemination of outputs at national/international conferences.

This post will be offered as a three year post.

Hours of work are full-time; however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 18 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part-time and the number of preferred hours.

In recognition of its commitment to supporting women in science, engineering and technology, the School of Geography holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award and the University of Nottingham is one of four universities holding a Silver award.

Informal enquiries may be addressed by email to Prof Melanie Leng and Dr Suzanne McGowan. Note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

Further information and how to apply.


Contact Béatrice Bullock-von Moos for further information about the Stable isotope facility.