|From||"Roger Brugge" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Thu, 6 Oct 2011 09:43:35 +0000|
Reader/Senior Lecturer posts University of Southampton Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton The National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS) represents an unparalleled investment in marine and Earth science and technology in the UK. It opened in 1995 in a purpose-built waterfront campus in a collaboration between the University of Southampton and the Natural Environment Research Council. The Centre houses around 500 staff. The University component comprises about 120 staff, 600 undergraduate and 200 postgraduate students. Further information can be found at http://www.southampton.ac.uk/oes/. Across the University, we have strong links with biologists, chemists, engineers, physicists and medics. We have a diverse range of excellent laboratory and seagoing facilities. The Centre provides a unique intellectual environment for conducting world-class research and for training the next generation of scientists for a wide range of careers. To achieve a step change in the breadth of our research activity, during the next 12-18 months we plan to recruit up to ten academic staff across a range of disciplines. Up to two of these posts will be at Chair level (Ref 039711HN; salary from £58324.00 per annum), up to three will be at Reader/Senior Lecturer level (Ref 039511HN; salary £45336.00 -£57021.00 per annum), and the majority will be at Lecturer level (Ref 039611HN; salary £29972.00 – £44016.00 per annum). Chair (full professor) candidates should be widely recognized as established international leaders in their research field. Readership/Senior Lecturer (equivalent to tenured associate professor) candidates should also be international leaders in their field but will be at an earlier career stage. At Lecturer level (equivalent to tenure-track assistant professor), we are interested in recruiting early-career individuals with growing international reputations for research excellence and with the ambition to become international leaders in their fields. Coast and Shelf Oceanography We expect to make up to three appointments in this area, including one at a senior level. The senior appointment will have the opportunity to play a leading role in the development of the University’s new Maritime and Marine Institute. Areas of interest include sediment dynamics; coastal and shelf morpho-dynamics; shelf, coastal and estuarine oceanography; engineering solutions to coastal change; socio-economics and the coastal zone. Marine Biology/Biological Oceanography We seek a marine biologist/biological oceanographer to join a dynamic group of biologists and ecologists working in areas spanning marine ecology, molecular biology, marine biogeochemistry and marine biotechnology. We invite applications from applicants in any area of marine biology including pelagic ecology of metazoans, fisheries biology, marine biotechnology or marine microbiology of the water column and sediments. Organic Geochemistry We seek applications from those with established expertise in organic geochemistry in its broadest sense. We wish to develop strength in areas including but not limited to, palaeoclimate and palaeoceanographic reconstruction, biogeochemical cycles, novel marine compounds with bio-medical application, petroleum geochemistry, kerogens, soil, peat and coal, and environment and pollution. We seek to complement our existing strengths by recruiting a potential world-leader who will develop organic geochemistry research at NOCS. Sedimentology/Earth Surface Processes We seek candidates with expertise in sedimentology and/or earth surface processes. Applications are welcomed from scientists with proven academic experience and research ability (including those with applied and industrial experience). We seek candidates working in areas including but not limited to: clastic sedimentology, dynamic stratigraphy, quantitative geomorphology, morphotectonics, Quaternary science, palaeoclimatology, basin evolution, hydrocarbon exploration. Palaeomagnetism We seek candidates with established expertise in palaeomagnetism, with research interests that include geomagnetic field behaviour, geochronology, tectonics, environmental magnetism, and technique development. Candidates should be keen to develop dynamic collaborations with one or more of the following Research Groups: Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate; Geochemistry; Geology and Geophysics; Coastal Processes. Ocean Biogeochemistry We seek a marine scientist to join the interdisciplinary world leading Marine Biogeochemistry research group at NOCS. We particularly seek candidates with a strong chemical research focus but welcome candidates with other backgrounds, including microbial biogeochemistry. We expect the appointment to make full use of the opportunities for collaboration at NOCS with e.g. sensor developers, geochemists, and biological and physical oceanographers. Atmospheric Science We seek candidates with recognized expertise in the atmospheric component of the climate system. We aim to develop a strong profile in climatically important facets of atmospheric science such as experimental and theoretical aspects of atmospheric dynamics, atmospheric chemistry, and atmosphere-ocean interactions. We particularly seek candidates with a research profile that may build on or complement our established oceanographic research. Science of the Cryosphere We seek candidates with established expertise in the cryospheric component of the climate system in its broadest sense. We aim to develop strength in all aspects of the cryosphere including, but not limited to, ice-sheet/ice-shelf modeling, ice-ocean-climate modelling, modern observation (in situ and/or remote sensing) and palaeo-reconstruction of ice-sheet and glaciological processes, ice-core climate reconstructions, and glacio-geomorphology and -geochronology. Natural Hazards We seek candidates with established expertise in natural hazards and risks. We aim to develop research in areas including, but not limited to, tropical and extra-tropical storms (including surges), hydrological cycle extremes (flooding and droughts), volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and tsunamis. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with well-developed links to the reinsurance industry. Geoengineering We have opportunities for multidisciplinary scientists interested the assessment or development of Geoengineering approaches to tackle the consequences of elevated concentrations of atmospheric CO2. This could entail a Solar Radiation Management and/or Carbon Dioxide Reduction approach or a wide range of carbon capture and storage options (e.g., deep saline aquifers, mineral carbonation). We value linkages with the petroleum, mining and other industries; experience in public engagement and acceptance, national and transnational governance of Geoengineering approaches; and the Monitoring, Verification and Accounting of carbon capture and storage. Ocean Sensor Development NOCS has established itself as a world leader in sensor development, with projects ranging from the building of systems to measure nutrients and carbonate chemistry in the oceans to the fabrication of probes to investigate the chemistry of sub-Antarctic glacial lakes. We seek a talented and ambitious researcher to expand our activities in this area. In addition to the first-class facilities within NOCS, the individual will also have the opportunity to build on our strong links with colleagues in Electronics and Computer Science in the design and fabrication of integrated micro-devices and sensors. Reaction Transport Modelling We seek quantitative scientists with expertise in reactive tracer transport modeling and experience in the quantitative description of the advection and exchange of heat, fluid and material in diverse geological environments. Interests could include, but are not restricted to, magma-melt reactions, sedimentary diagenesis, waste disposal (including nuclear), acid mine drainage, carbon sequestration, metamorphism, hydrothermal exchange and mineralization. Candidate Evaluation You must have a PhD at the time of appointment and a proven ability to publish innovative, high-quality research. Emphasis will be placed on your track record of publications and grant capture commensurate to career stage and your ability to develop a dynamic, externally funded research program with an international profile. We welcome your application if you pursue fundamental research or if you have the potential to develop applied research and closer links with industry. You will have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, including field training oceanography, marine biology or earth science, and a desire to engage in doctoral student supervision by capitalizing on the opportunities presented by our large Graduate School. We are also interested in receiving expressions of interest from early-career scientists for a research fellowship scheme to be advertised later in 2011. Application Process Enquiries should be directed to Professor Tim Minshull, Head of Ocean and Earth Science (email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org><mailto:email@example.com>). When applying for a position, please submit your curriculum vitae, concise statements of research interests and aspirations and teaching philosophy and interests, and the names and contact details of at least three referees online at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk<http://www.jobs.soton.ac.uk><http://www.jobs.soton.ac.uk/> quoting the relevant reference number and identifying one of the above areas of interest, with an electronic copy to Prof. Minshull. The application deadline is 7th November 2011. Please quote the relevant reference numbers in all correspondence. The University of Southampton is an exciting and supportive place to work. We offer highly competitive salaries and benefits packages – including a pension scheme and generous holiday allowance. There is also access to excellent sport and leisure facilities and the opportunity to develop your career in a friendly and professional environment.
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