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University Academic Fellow in Experimental Biogeochemistry

Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a strong research background in Experimental Biogeochemistry? Do you want to further your career in a world-leading, research-intensive Russell Group University? 

With a vision and drive to contribute to a World-Leading research portfolio, as well as a passion for undertaking research-led teaching, you will make a significant impact on the performance, stature and profile of research and student education at The University of Leeds.

In recent years experimental biogeochemistry has revolutionised the way we understand the Earth system. In particular, exciting new advances in tools to investigate both controlled and natural systems are providing unprecedented insight into the small-scale mechanisms and processes that often control elemental behaviour at the local, regional and global scales. In the Cohen Geochemistry Group we have an established, internationally recognised track record in pioneering research across a range of temporal and spatial scales to understand the coupling of geological, chemical and biological processes at or near the Earth’s surface in marine and terrestrial environments. With increasing capability to investigate these processes we recognise that our understanding of how basic chemical and biological phenomena control our planet is still in its infancy. To capitalise on this new era in experimental biogeochemical research we are seeking a University Academic Fellow who will develop and expand our research agenda in this highly topical field.

As a University Academic Fellow you will develop and lead new avenues of research in experimental biogeochemistry. You will have a PhD and significant proven research experience in experimental biogeochemistry, with a developing record of international quality publications. You will have a clear and compelling research plan with the potential to deliver academic excellence at an international level, the potential to obtain competitive research funding, and the potential and commitment to undertake high quality and innovative teaching. You should also be able to develop collaborative research with members of the Cohen Geochemistry Group, and show the potential to make links across relevant areas of research and major strategic research investments at the University, such as water@leeds and the Global Food and Environment Institute, where your fundamental understanding of biogeochemical processes is integral to a range of regional and global environmental challenges. 

Career Pathway: Tenure track equivalent post requiring successful completion of a 5 year development plan, leading to appointment to a grade 9 Associate Professor, with the potential for accelerated progression.

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To explore the post further, please contact:

Caroline Peacock, Professor of Biogeochemistry

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7877


Application Requirements

As part of the application process you will be required to upload the following documents:
1.    A CV;
2.    A list of publications;
3.    A statement detailing your research and academic plan (no more than 2 sides of A4).

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Earth and Environment
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £40,792 to £48,677 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Monday 28 January 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 10 March 2019
Interview Date:  Monday 20 May 2019
Reference:  ENVEE1304
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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