Assist Prof, palaeoclimate & palaeoenvironmental change, Durham, UK

Durham University seeks an Assistant Professor in reconstructing palaeoclimate and palaeoenvironmental change.


Research expertise in reconstructing past climates and/or environmental change, to complement and/or expand the existing research profile. Applications welcomed from candidates who have experience in analysing terrestrial, lacustrine and/or marine archives.


Durham University has exceptional laboratory facilities to support these posts. Recent investments include a multisensory core logger, XRF scanner, X-ray facility, GC-MS and GC-IRMS for compound-specific isotope analysis, alongside IC, ICP-MS and ICP-OES for inorganic trace and major element analyses.

A range of materials (pollen, diatoms, foraminifera and organic biomarkers) are routinely prepared and analysed. The field equipment includes advanced laser scanning equipment and vehicles, a boat and several UAVs, alongside an extensive suite of GIS and remote sensing software and back pressure shear boxes and stress path cells in the Landslide laboratory. The department works closely with numerous interdisciplinary initiatives in the University. Many staff contribute to the pan-University Institute for Hazard, Risk and Resilience.


The deadline is 24 November 2017.

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