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IODP (International Ocean Discovery Programme) Research Associate

28,525 P.A. ?
Location: Leicester
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Vacancy ID: 2521
Location: Leicester
Department: Geography, Geology and the Environment
Vacancy terms: Full Time, Fixed Term until 31st December 2023
Salary details: Grade 7 £34,804 to £40,322 per annum
Hours per week: 37.5

About the role

In this role you will be responsible for the acquisition and analysis of petrophysical core and borehole measurement data for the International Ocean Discovery Programme (IODP), as well as other potential drilling and coring research projects. You will provide advice to the Expedition Science Party on logging, pre-expedition planning and reporting.

You will spend, on average, up to 2 months at sea per year as an IODP shipboard participant on behalf of the ECORD Science Operator. You will be responsible for the acquisition of new data, ensuring delivery of services contracted to University of Leicester by these organisations You will take primary responsibility for the QA/QC of logging and core physical properties data from individual drilling expeditions and this will include participation at the onshore phase of typically 6 weeks based in Bremen.

This is an exciting role. In addition to the primary operational duties, there are opportunities to conduct personal research, with the aim of publishing of results in peer reviewed scientific literature and presenting at national and international conferences.

About you

With a PhD in an earth science or related discipline you will have a background in geology, marine geology, geophysics or petrophysics. We are looking for someone who enjoys a challenge which could be outside their sphere of expertise. Ideally, you will also have a working knowledge of downhole logging or core physical property measurements.

We are looking for a self-starter with a real passion for the subject matter. You will also have excellent analytical and technical skills, taking the initiative to solve problems, quickly and effectively

Additional information

Informal queries are welcome and can be made to Simon Draper on

Interviews for this position are due to take place on the 28th April 2021.

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people's lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you'll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We're committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Advert closes midnight on: 12 Apr 2021

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