National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Applicants are sought for two post-doctoral research posts in marine mineral resources
We are seeking high-calibre applicants for two 2-year fixed-term appointments in the field of marine mineral resources. One post is for a geologist specialising in ore petrology and geochemistry. The other post is for a geophysicist specialising in shallow section marine seismic imaging.
Global interest in marine minerals is growing rapidly. The National Oceanography Centre (UK) is one of the World’s leading institutes for marine science and technology and is at the forefront of research into the potential resource and environmental implications of marine mineral exploitation.
Successful candidates will undertake data and sample collection at sea, laboratory analyses and data processing at NOC and at the BGS in Keyworth, and document the results in reports and co-authored peer-reviewed papers. Career development will be nurtured through formal continuing professional development, scientific publication, conference delivery, MSc student supervision and competitive proposal writing.
The posts are offered on Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) terms and conditions, with indicative salaries at Band 6 (£28,200 to £30,600 per annum). NERC also provides generous benefits that include the RCUK final salary pension scheme and up to 40.5 days annual leave (inclusive of public/privilege days).
Enquiries regarding these posts should be directed to Dr Bramley Murton, Associate Head of NOC Marine Geoscience (email firstname.lastname@example.org). Further information on the NOC application process, including individual job specifications and online application forms, is on the Research Council's Shared Service Centre recruitment site via the "Apply through website" button or alternatively telephone: 00 44 (0)1793 867000. Please quote reference number IRC198273 on all correspondence.
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCEWe welcome outstanding applicants with expertise and direct experience in: (1) ore geology, petrology and geochemistry, and (2) marine seismic acquisition, processing and interpretation. Both applicants are expected to join research cruises in the Atlantic during 2016 where they will help acquire data and samples using state-of-the-art technology including: remotely operated vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles, deep-towed and ocean bottom seismic receivers, seafloor electromagnetics and seafloor drilling.
ABOUT THE EMPLOYERYou will join a join a vibrant, dynamic team undertaking world-class marine geoscience supported by ocean-going research and underpinned by cutting-edge technology and facilities. Dr Bramley Murton of the Marine Geosciences Group leads several competitively-won international research programmes in marine mineral resources including a 15M euro, EC-funded, programme Blue Mining, and two NERC-funded projects Cayman Minerals and MarineE-Tech. Details of these and our other research programmes can be found at the links below.
- NOC: http://noc.ac.uk
- Marine Geosciences: http://noc.ac.uk/science-technology/research-groups/mg
- Blue Mining project: http://www.bluemining.eu
- MIDAS project: http://www.eu-midas.net
- Dr Bramley Murton https://noc.ac.uk/people/bjm
Reference number: IRC198273
Disciplines: Geochemistry, Geology, Mineralogy, Oceanography, Petrology