Research Associate in Tectonic Luminescence Chronology

Sheffield, United Kingdom
£31,302-£33,199 per annum
Jan 10, 2019
Jan 15, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you interested in working for a world top 100 University? The Department is looking for a Research Associate in Tectonic Luminescence Chronology, to work on the joint NSFGEO-NERC project "Latest Pleistocene-Holocene incremental slip record of the Kekerengu-Jordan fault system, northern South Island, New Zealand". This project is jointly funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) of the USA to Prof. J. Dolan, University of Southern California, and by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) in the UK to Prof. Ed Rhodes, and is in collaboration with Dr Russ van Dissen, GNS Science, New Zealand. The project builds on previous successful dating of fluvial sediments using single grain K-feldspar post-IR IRSL by this team, and will include fieldwork in New Zealand to collect samples. Opportunities to contribute to novel sediment dating approaches, alongside application of established methods will exist. The post is of 20 months duration and you will benefit from being part of the NSFGEO-NERC research project team comprising colleagues in the UK, USA and New Zealand, including researchers and research students. You will also join the Landscape Dynamics research cluster. You will work closely with Prof. Ed Rhodes, luminescence specialist and tectonic geomorphologist, along with other departmental staff. You will have a PhD (or be near to completion or have equivalent experience) in geomorphology, tectonics or luminescence chronology as well as experience of luminescence dating as either a specialist or user. Please attach a copy of your CV on your application. The Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield is one of the top 25 worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2014) with research and teaching at the cutting edge of contemporary geography. As one of the largest geography departments in the UK, we have a vibrant community of undergraduates, postgraduates and post-doctoral researchers. For more details about the Department of Geography see We're one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University's Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film:, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information. Apply now by clicking on the Apply button located near the top left of your screen.