Assistant Marine Geologist
Physical and Environmental Sciences,Geology,Ocean Sciences,Environmental Sciences
Short info about job
Company: British Antarctic Survey
Department: Palaeo Environments, Ice Sheets and Climate Change team
Salary: £18,190 to £19,350 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Full Time
Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Type / Role: Academic or Research
Phone: +44-1368 6358856
Fax: +44-1395 1174133
Detail information about job Assistant Marine Geologist. Terms and conditions vacancy
The British Antarctic Survey is looking for a short-term Assistant Marine Geologist to support the marine geoscientists working in the Palaeoenvironments, Ice Sheets and Climate Change (PICC) team. The post-holder will assist with sedimentological and palaeoceanographic investigations on marine sediment cores recovered from the Antarctic and Arctic seas, such as core splitting and sampling, grain-size measurements, picking of microfossils under a microscope for chronological and stable isotope analyses, X-raying of cores and sample preparation for geochemical and palaeomagnetic investigations. This role is a laboratory-based position and the successful candidate will have experience in microscopic work, foraminifer species identification, and grain-size analysis using a laser particle analyser. We are looking for someone with a Masters degree in a geoscience or environmental field.
The main purpose of the post is to assist with sedimentological and palaeoceanographic investigations on marine sediment cores recovered from the Antarctic and Arctic seas. The post holder will carry out laboratory work, such as:
- Core splitting and sampling
- Grain-size analysis by sieving and using instruments for granulometric investigations on the fine fraction (Malvern laser particle analyser, Coulter Counter)
- Picking of particular benthic and planktic foraminifera species under a microscope for chronological (AMS 14C dating , δ 18O stratigraphy) and geochemical (δ13C isotopes, trace metals) measurements.
- X-raying of cores and sediment sample preparation for geochemical and palaeomagnetic measurements.
MSc in Environmental Geosciences
- Help with sampling of sediment cores and carry out analyses as directed by BAS marine geologists (some analyses will be carried out in laboratories elsewhere and the post holder could be asked to help in transporting cores).
- Contribute to reports and meetings as directed by BAS marine geologists.
On-line application forms and further information are available on our website at www.bas.ac.uk/vacancies
These are also available from the Human Resources Section, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221508.
Please quote reference: BAS 66/17Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 17th September 2017Interviews are scheduled to be held on: 4th October 2017Proposed start date: 6th November 2017 (flexible)
We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome.