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[Met-jobs] New vacancy: Palaeoclimatologist (ice cores) at the British Antarctic Survey

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Date Fri, 11 Dec 2009 16:06:39 +0000

Palaeoclimatologist (ice cores) at the British Antarctic Survey

£26,180 - £29,410 pa, 3-year fixed-term contract


About BAS


The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), part of the natural Environment Research Council, aims to undertake a world-class programme of scientific research, and to sustain for the UK an active and influential regional presence and a leadership role in Antarctic affairs.


The Role


Part of the BAS Chemistry and Past Climate group, you’ll carry out high-quality palaeoclimate research using polar ice cores. You will use a range of chemical and physical components from ice cores and, working with other researchers in the group, will interpret these alongside other palaeoclimate archives, meteorological data and computer model output. You’ll use your findings to present at conferences and write high-quality papers for journals.


You’ll assist the ice core team with the processing and analysis of ice core material and may also contribute to grant proposals. There will be the occasional need to take part in ice core field seasons in Antarctica and/or Greenland, and opportunities to contribute to the scientific outreach activities of the BAS Chemistry and Past Climate group.


Key Requirements


Educated to PhD Level in a physical or geoscience subject, you’ll need to be fluent in English with a thorough understanding of Microsoft programmes. Research experience using time series data, including first-author publications in scientific journals, will be key, and you’ll need excellent scientific problem-solving skills.


For further information and for details of how to apply, visit

Please quote Ref: BAS66/09.


Closing date: 3 January 2010.

Interviews will be held w/c 18 January 2010.


No agencies please.

We offer a generous benefits package including a pension scheme, flexible working hours, 30 days’ annual leave plus 10.5 days public and privilege holiday.


We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. There is a guaranteed interview scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.

Nerilie Abram

Ice core scientist, work package manager
British Antarctic Survey
Natural Environment Research Council
phone: +44-1223 221539
fax: +44-1223 221279

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