Research Associate in Palaeo-environmental Metal Isotope Geochemistry University College London, Department of Earth Sciences United Kingdom

Research Associate in Palaeo-environmental Metal Isotope Geochemistry

UCL Department / Division

Department of Earth Sciences

Location of position



Hours Full Time

(inclusive of London allowance)£34,635 - £41,864 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

We are seeking to appoint a research associate position in isotope geochemistry, to be held at the Department of Earth Sciences at UCL. The ERC-funded project will examine the Li isotope compositions of speleothem carbonates as an archive of local drip water chemistry responding to chemical weathering through recent glacial-interglacial cycles. The goal is to examine the response of biogeochemical cycling to climate change events.


The successful candidate will conduct isotopic analysis of speleothem carbonates, and cave host rocks, soils and clays. They will also conduct targeted geochemical mobility experiments and interpret the results in context of biogeochemical processes and past CO2.


The post is funded by the ERC for 30 months in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD, or thesis submitted subject to examination, in a relevant branch of isotope geochemistry, and a strong background in developing and analysing metal isotope rations in geological materials.


Please note: Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,316 - £31,967 per annum, including London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the PhD award date. If the PhD has not yet been granted, the final accepted version of the thesis must have been submitted to the degree-granting university by the start date.

Further Details

A job description and person specification for the post can be accessed at the link at bottom of this page.
To apply for the vacancy please click on the 'Apply Now' button below.

If you wish to discuss the post informally, please contact Dr Philip Pogge von Strandmann (email:

For enquiries about the application procedure please contact Leisa Clemente (email:

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Closing Date

26 Apr 2018

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