School of Earth and Environment

Job Vacancies

Positions available in the School of Earth and Environment

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Institute of Geophysics & Tectonics

Research Fellow in Geodynamics and Structural Geology

Full time - 2 years fixed term to commence as soon as possible

Job sharing arrangements can be considered

Ref: ENVEE1046

The School has a strong international research profile integrating the geological and geophysical sciences, with particular strengths in applied structural. You will work on a project funded by the Basin Structure Group research consortium that will investigate the processes involved in lithospheric extension. The focus of the industry funded research group is to understand better the geometry and evolution of continental rifting, continental break-up, and passive margin development. Fundamental to this is the integration of seismic-stratigraphy, tectono-sedimentary interaction and basin analysis.

You will have a PhD (or be close to obtaining) and post-doctoral research experience in basin analysis and tectono-sedimentation, good communication skills and experience of delivering research results to industry partners. The ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment will also be required. You will be expected to publish research papers and to present your research at national and international meetings.

University Grade 7 (£31,342 - £ 37,394 p.a.)

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Douglas Paton, tel +44 (0)113 343 5238, email d.a.paton(at) 

Closing Date: 6 May 2015

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School of Earth and Environment
Institute of Applied Geosciences

Lecturer in Exploration Geophysics

Ref: ENVEE1016 

We seek an enthusiastic academic who will conduct world-class research and teaching in the broad field of exploration geophysics. As part of the Applied Geophysics Group you will help lead our highly successful MSc Exploration Geophysics programme, which has been running for over 49 years. With a PhD in a relevant area of geophysics, you will contribute to the delivery and development of the postgraduate and undergraduate teaching programme in exploration and applied geophysics.

Research within the Applied Geophysics Group focuses on improving the theory and practice of geophysical techniques for subsurface energy, engineering and environmental problems. We have strong collaborative links with the hydrocarbon and mining sector, as well as have strong links with related research groups both in the UK and abroad. We use a range of forward modelling, experimental and observational techniques, and work on problems that range in size from that of a core scale rock physics to basin scale tectonics. Specialist areas of expertise in geophysics include seismic modelling, monitoring and processing, gravity and magnetics, and cryosphere geophysics.

The University of Leeds’ commitment to women in science has been recognised with a national accolade. The University has received the Athena Swan Bronze Award in recognition of our success in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET).  The Faculty of Environment are in the process of preparing an application for an Athena Swan award to recognise our commitment and work in these areas.

University Grade 8 (£38,511 - £45,954 p.a.)

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Doug Angus tel +44 (0)113 343 1326, email: D.A.Angus(at)

Closing Date: 30 April 2015

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