School of Earth and Environment

Job Vacancies

Positions available in the School of Earth and Environment

For more information and to apply for any of the below vacancies please go to the University job page

Faculty Research Office

Research Support Assistant

Up to 3 months fixed term, 1st May to 31st August University Grade 4 (9.71 an hour)

We are seeking a Research Support Assistant to provide administration support in the development of funding bids and award management.
Based the Faculty Research Office, you will carry out administration activities including; checking expenses claims, emailing academics and sponsors with basic financial information and processing financial transactions.

You will be educated to GCSE level including; Mathematics and English Language A to C or equivalent and have experience of working in a busy office environment. You will have good communication and interpersonal skills along with the ability to plan and prioritise workloads.

Informal enquiries may be made to Randolph Haggerty, tel +44 (0)113 343 6558 email R.Haggerty(at)leeds.ac.uk.


Earth Surface Science Institute

Lecturer in Marine Micropaleontology
Ref:
ENVEE0231

Available from 1st October 2014 

You will be expected to carry out research in Marine Micropalaeontology and palaeoenvironments/palaeoceanography, forging strong links and collaborations within the Palaeo@Leeds research group and the Cohen Geochemistry Group. Research time will be protected for the first two years, although during that period you will be expected to demonstrate a progressive contribution to relevant undergraduate/masters programmes and field courses, as well as strategic School and University activities. An emerging track record of successful grant applications and PhD student supervision is also expected within the first two years. 

You should be qualified to PhD level in a relevant discipline, with an appropriate background in academic research relevant to the subject area. You should also have a strong research track record in Micropaleontology evidenced by publications in leading international journals appropriate to your career stage. 

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

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

University Grade 8 (37,756 - 45,053 p.a.) 

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Alan Haywood, tel +44 (0)113 343 8657, email earamh(at)leeds.ac.uk

Closing Date: 2 May 2014  


water@leeds and Sustainability Research Institute
Ref:
ENVEE0233

Lecturer / Associate Professor in Environmental/Ecological Economics

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated environmental/ecological economist with a focus on water-related research to develop and enhance links across water@leeds and to key stakeholders. Expertise in ecosystem service valuation, cost-benefit analysis and quantitative methods are particularly welcome.

You should have a PhD, research experience and publication track record relevant to the area and grade of the appointment.

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 (37,756 - 45,053 p.a.)

Associate Professor: University Grade 9 (46,400 - 53,765 p.a.)

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: 1 May 2014 (Redeployment Closing Date: 11 April 2014)


Sustainability Research Institute
Ref:
ENVEE0234 

Lecturer / Associate Professor in Environmental Hazards and Risk 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated scholar applying a social scientific or interdisciplinary approach to climatic or/and geophysical hazards and risks, with a UK or broader developed world focus. You should have a relevant social science or interdisciplinary background and an interest and experience in interdisciplinary collaboration on environmental hazards and risks with colleagues in related disciplines. You should also have an interest and experience of collaborating on climate change impacts and adaptation with other bodies such as the Climatic and Geohazard Services hub and key collaborators in other faculties and schools such as the Business School, Civil Engineering and Geography. 

You should have a PhD, research and teaching experience and a publication track record relevant to the area and grade of the appointment. 

The Sustainability Research Institute conducts internationally recognised, academically excellent and problem-oriented interdisciplinary research and teaching on environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability. Further details concerning the School of Earth and Environment and the Sustainability Research Institute can be found at www.see.leeds.ac.uk. 

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 (37,756 - 45,053 p.a.)

Associate Professor: University Grade 9 (46,400 - 53,765 p.a.) 

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Lindsay Stringer (Director of the Sustainability Research Institute), email l.stringer(at)leeds.ac.uk, Professor Suraje Dessai, email S.Dessai(at)leeds.ac.uk or Professor Jouni Paavola, email j.paavola(at)leeds.ac.uk

Closing Date:


Sorby Environmental Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Technician

Working with the laboratory Experimental Officer, you will provide direct specialist technical support to research projects and the development of new techniques within our NERC recognised, state of the art Sorby Environmental Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. You will be involved in a range of projects, supporting and training PhD students and Post-doctoral researchers, as well as working on commercially funded projects. You will also help in the running and related laboratory-teaching components of the Centre for Doctoral Training in fluid dynamics. In support of these activities you will be responsible for aspects of health and safety and the safe running of the laboratory; maintenance of laboratory facilities, and activities including purchasing and finance.

Preferably educated to at least degree level in a scientific subject, you will have experience in fluid dynamic measurement techniques, and in the collection, processing and visualisation of numerical results.

University Grade 6 (25,013 - 29,837 p.a.)

Informal enquiries may be made to Jeff Peakall, tel +44 (0)113 343 5205, email j.peakall(at)leeds.ac.uk.

Closing Date: 17 April 2014