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Research Assistant in Clastic Sedimentology

The School of Earth and Environment is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant in sedimentological field data collection and sample collection, preparation and analysis.   

Working in the Turbidites Research Group (TRG), you will be required to lead in the collection of sedimentological field data (including the compilation of sedimentary logs and basic mapping), and to collect and process oriented samples for palaeomagnetic analysis, completing the analysis and conducting a preliminary interpretation of the results.  You will also collect and undertake the primary processing of samples for biostratigraphic analysis.  The biostratigraphic analyses will be conducted independently, but you will assist in the interpretation of these results and will integrate them with those arising from the palaeomagnetic study.   Field areas may include Liguria (NW Italy), the Maritime Alps (SE France) and Morocco.  

With a Masters degree or PhD in Earth Sciences, you will have excellent administrative, communication and organisational skills.  You will have an independent and proactive approach to decision making and exceptional attention to detail. Experience of working on deep-marine clastic systems at outcrop is essential.  Experience of palaeomagnetic and foraminiferal/palynological dating of deep marine clastic sediments would be advantageous.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Prof. Bill McCaffrey, Professor of Clastic Sedimentology

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6625, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Earth and Environment
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,511 to £32,817 p.a.
Working Time:  100% - We will consider job share/flexible working arrangements
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 6 months)
Release Date:  Friday 14 February 2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 23 February 2020
Reference:  ENVEE1386
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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