D70949R Research Assistant/Associate
 

Salary :                £26,829 to £28,452 (PhD not awarded)                                   
                            £29,301 to £38,183 (PhD awarded)

Closing date:      15 June 2017

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant/Associate with experience of experimental geochemistry to investigate how concentrations of methane and other trace gases in the atmosphere of Mars are influenced by aeolian erosion.

You will help design and carry out novel experiments to determine the role of fluid inclusion release and mechanochemical reactions during sand erosion in providing sources and sinks of trace gases to and from the Martian atmosphere. Experimental results will be ground truthed to maps of trace gases and sand fluxes derived from the European Space Agency/Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The project will be based at the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Newcastle University, with collaborations with the Open University, John Hopkins University, University of Arizona, University of Aberdeen and University of Bristol.

You should have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a physical/natural science and  a PhD (or have submitted thesis before the start of the appointment) involving experimental geochemistry or related field of study.  A background, or strong desire, to conduct research in the field of planetary sciences is essential as is a willingness to participate in public outreach events. It will be an advantage to have a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals. Experience of some or all the following methods would also be advantageous: trace gas analysis, the use of vacuum lines, mineral surface characterization, and interpretation of remote sensing data.

The post is fixed-term for 30 Months ideally starting 1st September 2017

Informal enquiries and requests for more detailed project information should be directed to Dr. Jon Telling (jon.telling@newcastle.ac.uk)

Faculty of Science Agriculture and Engineering

School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

The School/Institute holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

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Faculty/Services
Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering
Unit
Civil Engineering & Geosciences
Sub Unit
Civil Engineering & Geosciences
Staff Category
Research
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours of Work
Full Time
Location
Newcastle upon Tyne
 
Salary :                £26,829 to £28,452 (PhD not awarded)                                   
                            £29,301 to £38,183 (PhD awarded)

Closing date:      15 June 2017

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant/Associate with experience of experimental geochemistry to investigate how concentrations of methane and other trace gases in the atmosphere of Mars are influenced by aeolian erosion.

You will help design and carry out novel experiments to determine the role of fluid inclusion release and mechanochemical reactions during sand erosion in providing sources and sinks of trace gases to and from the Martian atmosphere. Experimental results will be ground truthed to maps of trace gases and sand fluxes derived from the European Space Agency/Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The project will be based at the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Newcastle University, with collaborations with the Open University, John Hopkins University, University of Arizona, University of Aberdeen and University of Bristol.

You should have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a physical/natural science and  a PhD (or have submitted thesis before the start of the appointment) involving experimental geochemistry or related field of study.  A background, or strong desire, to conduct research in the field of planetary sciences is essential as is a willingness to participate in public outreach events. It will be an advantage to have a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals. Experience of some or all the following methods would also be advantageous: trace gas analysis, the use of vacuum lines, mineral surface characterization, and interpretation of remote sensing data.

The post is fixed-term for 30 Months ideally starting 1st September 2017

Informal enquiries and requests for more detailed project information should be directed to Dr. Jon Telling (jon.telling@newcastle.ac.uk)

Faculty of Science Agriculture and Engineering

School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

The School/Institute holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

Click here for further details