Two year Postdoctoral Research Associate in sea-level change at Durham University, UK
Durham University are seeking to appoint a
full-time Grade 7 research scientist for 24 months to work with Professor Antony Long and Dr Robin Edwards on a NERC funded project “Late Glacial Sea Level Minima in the Western British Isles”.
The project has three aims: i). to identify and date the sea-level lowstand in the Irish Sea and SW Ireland at sites between the ice limit at the Last Glacial Maximum and the ice
centre in Scotland; ii). to test and improve existing models of glacio-isostatic rebound and associated sea-level change, and; iii). to use these data to produce new palaeogeographic reconstructions of the Irish Sea Basin.
The successful applicant will be based in the Quaternary Environmental Change research group in the Department of Geography, Durham University, and will work primarily on the collection and analysis of core material collected during
a two-week cruise to the Irish Sea in June 2012. He/she will be skilled in the collection and interpretation of palaeoenvironmental data from sedimentary archives, with expertise in the use of relevant microfossil analysis (foraminifera, diatoms and pollen)
and other sedimentary techniques. The preference is for an individual with sea level expertise, but this is not essential and training can be provided. He/she will be involved in core collection and all aspects of sedimentary analyses, including a period
of 4 weeks at the British Geological Survey (Edinburgh) to log and sample cores and liaise with other project staff.
The successful candidate will start no later than June 1st 2012 and must be available for the cruise between June 10-20th 2012.
Please contact Professor Antony Long for further details:-