School of Earth and Environment

Job Vacancies

Positions available in the School of Earth and Environment

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Student Employability Officer

Ten month secondment opportunity available to staff within the University of Leeds

Available immediately

Ref: ENVEE1037

The University has a strong commitment to develop outstanding graduates and provide a stimulating environment that supports their personal development to inspire them to reach their full potential. The School has a long history of pursuing these commitments through the enhancement of student employability through career development modules, highly successful 12 month industrial placement opportunities and close working links with the University's Careers Centre and potential employers.

We are seeking a motivated individual with extremely strong communication skills to maintain employability and career development initiatives within the School so that we can inspire our graduates to achieve their full potential in terms of their career ambitions. A key part of this will involve a contribution to the existing student employability strategy which will be closely aligned to other strategies such as learning and teaching and the student experience.

University Grade 5 (£21,391 - £24,775 p.a.)

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Colin Pitts, tel +44 (0)113 343 6733, email c.s.pitts(at)leeds.ac.uk  

Closing Date: 19 January 2015

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The Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics 

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Antarctic Seismology 

3 years fixed term, commencing 1 July 2015

Ref: ENVEE1036 

The Institute has a strong international research profile in the geophysical sciences, with particular strengths in seismology and tectonophysics. You will work on a new project funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council, aimed at determining the lithospheric structure in West Antarctica to evidence models of glacial isostatic adjustment.

You should be able to commence by 1 July 2015 or as soon as practicable thereafter. 

You will have a PhD (or be very close to submission) in seismology or a closely related area, good communication skills, ability to work as part of a team, and familiarity with theory and practice of modern data processing techniques used in broad-band seismology. Management of a large database will be required, together with probably 2 field seasons in West Antarctica. You will be expected to publish research papers and to present your research at national and international meetings. 

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. 

The University also offers family friendly policies including generous maternity and paternity leave; full details of the policies can be found here http://hr.leeds.ac.uk/homepage/4/policies

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

The salary spine point is subject to external funding conditions which will limit the salary to £33,242 p.a. 


Information about the School can be found at: http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk  

Informal enquiries to Prof Graham Stuart, tel +44 (0)113 343 5217, email G.W.Stuart(at)leeds.ac.uk  

Closing Date: 1.3.2015 

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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 Leedsí 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)leeds.ac.uk

Closing Date: 30 April 2015

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