School of Earth and Environment

Job Vacancies

Positions available in the School of Earth and Environment

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Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

School of Chemistry

Faculty of Environment

School of Earth and Environment

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Fixed term for 36 months, available immediately

Research Project: Control of Crystal Nucleation on Surfaces

Ref: ENVEE1010 

This position is one of two postdoctoral positions funded by a £1 million Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant to study crystal nucleation from vapour, from liquid and from solution on surfaces.  State-of-the-art techniques will be used to fabricate nanoscale surface features such as pits, grooves and trenches with undercuts.  The project will relate the density and rate of crystallisation of different substances to the type of feature and will use these findings to establish criteria for the design of good nucleants, or crystallisation promoters.  The breadth of the experiments will  establish the extent to which optimisation of nucleation by surface features differs between vapour, liquid and solution and the differences between systems of simple organic molecules, water, and inorganic salts (electrolytes).

You will work as part of a collaborative team involving researchers from the School of Physics and Astronomy, the School of Chemistry and the School of Earth and Environment.  You must hold, or have submitted a thesis for an experimental PhD degree (or equivalent) in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or a related discipline, and have experience in experimental research on crystallisation. The ability and willingness to travel overseas and attend conferences is also essential.

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.

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.

Candidates may also wish to consider the post of Research Fellow in Control of Crystal Nucleation on Surfaces ref MAPPA1000

University Grade 625,513 to £30,434 p.a.) or University Grade 7 (£31,342 to £37,394 p.a.) depending upon qualifications and relevant experience. The salary spine point is subject to external funding conditions which will limit the starting salary to £31,342 p.a.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Hugo Christenson, email h.k.christenson(at)leeds.ac.uk

Closing Date:19th October 2014

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Faculty of Environment

Student Education Service

Student Education Service Officer (Admissions)

Ref: ENVFO1000

Fixed term until 30 September 2016

You will be a motivated individual who will support student education processes, assisting with the provision of an admissions service for students and staff.

You will work as part of the Admissions Team within the Faculty of Environment, initially providing support to the Undergraduate Admissions section. You will be educated to GCSE level or equivalent (including Mathematics and English at grade C or above). You should possess a sound working knowledge of databases, excellent interpersonal skills and commitment to the field of Admissions.

You will be highly organised and able to work collaboratively. You will have good communication, team working and IT skills with a commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience.

You will be joining the Admissions team at an exciting time as the University implements a new dynamic Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system which will enhance the student experience from the application stage onwards.

University Grade 418,031 - £20,781 p.a.)

Informal enquiries may be made to Paul Matthews, tel +44 (0)113 343 8667, email p.matthews(at)leeds.ac.uk.

Closing Date: 30 September 2014

Interviews are expected to be held on 10 October 2014

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Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science
Research Fellow: Atmospheric Chemistry-Aerosol Modelling

Ref: ENVEE1002

Fixed term for 6 months

You will undertake model testing and research into atmospheric chemistry. Researchers in Leeds maintain and use the TOMCAT-GLOMAP off-line 3-D chemical-aerosol model. Recent work has developed a new model core (e.g. updated Fortran, dynamics, diagnostics). You will test the implementation of an updated tropospheric chemistry-aerosol scheme in this new version of the model.

You should have a PhD (or be nearing completion) in a relevant branch of atmospheric science chemical modelling .e.g. atmospheric composition, climate science, land-surface modelling. You will have proven experience in numerical programming with Fortran, the TOMCAT 3-D model, data visualisation using IDL and experience with Linux operating systems.

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

Please note that it is likely that the appointment will be made at no higher than £31,342 p.a. as there are funding limitations which dictate the starting level at which the appointment can be made.

Informal enquiries may be made to Prof. Martyn Chipperfield, tel +44 (0)113 343 6459, email m.chipperfield(at)see.leeds.ac.uk 

Closing Date: 30th September 2014

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Lecturer / Associate Professor in Ecological Economics

Job ref: ENVEE0250

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated ecological economist with relevant water-related research interests to develop and enhance links across water@leeds and to key stakeholders. You will be able to apply socio-economic analysis, valuation and/or modelling techniques to understand water and other environmental issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. You should have a PhD, research experience and publication track record relevant to the area and grade of the appointment. We particularly welcome candidates with the ability to bridge analysis and policy, and build research with relevant business and public sector stakeholders.

The Economics and Policy Research Group within the Sustainability Research Institute at Leeds has a strong track record in applying a range of economic approaches to understand energy and climate change, water and other environmental issues, as well as exploring the wider relationships between environmental limits, human well-being and the economy. The Group consists of 20 academic and research staff and over 25 PhD students. This is an opportunity to join a team that directly influences international and national policy, and bring new approaches to analyse the economy, water and environment. The team participates in a number of large interdisciplinary national research centres (CCCEP, UKERC, iBUILD, UK INDEMAND), leading to excellent opportunities for developing collaborative research.

Further details concerning the School of Earth and Environment and the Sustainability Research Institute can be found at www.see.leeds.ac.uk, while information about water@leeds, the largest interdisciplinary water research centre in any university in the world, can be found at www.wateratleeds.org.

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.

Lecturer: University Grade 8 (£38,511 - £45,594 p.a.)

Associate Professor: University Grade 9 (£47,328 - £54,841 p.a.)

(Salaries quoted include pay increase effective from 1 August 2014)

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Lindsay Stringer (Director of the Sustainability Research Institute), email l.stringer(at)leeds.ac.uk, or Professor Jouni Paavola, email j.paavola(at)leeds.ac.uk, or Professor Joseph Holden (Director of water@leeds) email j.holden(at)leeds.ac.uk 

Closing date: 30th September 2014  

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