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The starting salary will be from £ 32,982 up to £ 38,205 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.
Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy
The above full-time NERC-funded post is available, on a fixed term basis, from 1st February 2024 to 31st January 2026.
The Faculty wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of Dr Neill Mackay. The successful applicant will join the recently funded EXPLANATIONS project investigating the role of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) on the uptake of carbon in the North Atlantic.
The post will involve the application of novel numerical and modelling techniques to studying the processes of carbon uptake in the North Atlantic Ocean over the last ~30 years and presenting the results of the research both orally at project meetings and international conferences, and in writing in the form of peer-reviewed papers.
The successful applicant will be able to work independently, in collaboration with others on the project, to advance scientific understanding, present information on research progress and outcomes, and communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically.
Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline, and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will be able to understand the scientific background underpinning the research, including physical and biogeochemical oceanography; assimilate information from the relevant scientific literature; and apply problem solving skills to tackling the project objectives. Strong mathematical and programming skills are essential.
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What we can offer you
Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
A multitude of staff benefits including sector-leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a Fertility Treatment Policy
A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 and the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities released by Shanghai Rankings).
Our research income in recent years means we're the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world's most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world- leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We are using the power of our education and research to create a sustainable, healthy and socially just future. Our shared purpose and vision continually moves us forward to make a difference to our people, our communities, our partners and the world around us. Read about our world-leading research on Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country, and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO City of Literature
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment
Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.
With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.
For further information please contact Neill Mackay, e-mail [email protected].
The closing date for completed applications is 2 nd January 2024. Interviews are expected to take place on 15th January 2024.
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University of Exeter
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About the employer
The University of Exeter is a public university that focuses on research. It was established in the year 1955. In 1851, it was first formed as Schools of Science and Art. In 1900, its name was then changed to the Royal Albert Memorial College which later converted into a university college of the southwest in the year 1922. And finally, it received its authorization in 1955 as the University of Exeter.
The university is a part of the Russell Group which contains the top research-intensive universities of United Kingdom and has a total of 3 campuses. Out of all 3, Streatham is the largest campus by area as it contains most of the university's executive buildings.
Also, it is considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the nation. Moreover, the Penryn campus is associated with Falmouth University as per a combined initiative.
The University has more than 25,263 student population who are coming from over 130 different nations. The university organizes its educational and administrative departments into 6 scholastic colleges. There are many research centres and institutes inside the campus. There are more than 200 student societies including creative writing, theatre club, Socialist Students societies, Poker Society and Conservative Future society. The university maintains an athletic union which is responsible for organizing and administrating all the sports activities fairly and actively. The union governs more than 50 sports clubs which have around 5,000 students.
The university has a great alumni base and actively connects with more than 125,000 alumni in 183 countries across the world. The graduates have been working in different fields. From globally known business leaders and lawyers to inspiring leaders and teachers to highly praised members of the press and artists, this university has proudly touched the lives of its alumni. Some of the much-known alumni of the university are J.K. Rowling (author- famous for Harry Potter series), Ameenah Gurib (Mauritius's 6th President) and Abdullah Gül (Turkey's 11th President).