Lecturer in Geochemistry
University of Manchester Science and Engineering
United Kingdom

Job reference: SAE-024445
Salary: £45,585 to £56,021 per annum, according to relevant experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Science and Engineering
Location: Manchester
Employment type: Permanent
Division/Team: Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Hours Per Week: Full time
Closing date: 28/02/2024
Contract Duration: From April 2024
School/Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

Job Description

A Lecturer in Radionuclide Biogeochemistry is sought to support both research and teaching in the Environmental Sciences at the University of Manchester.

Molecular Environmental Sciences (MES) at Manchester is a globally leading research area which has consistently delivered internationally leading research, research impact and teaching in the environmental sciences over several decades. MES research includes radionuclide and environmental biogeochemistry, organic geochemistry, environmental mineralogy and geomicrobiology. These research themes allow us to deliver high quality research which addresses major societal challenges including understanding radionuclide behaviour in complex environments including in the biosphere and hydrosphere. Relevant radionuclide biogeochemistry areas include, but are not restricted to, radioactive waste disposal and end-states, effluent treatment and decontamination, radionuclide biogeochemistry including biosphere and hydrosphere research, environmental separations chemistry and novel analytical approaches. We are supported by substantial UK research and innovation and industry funding, deliver impactful research, host the National Nuclear User Facility for RAdioactive waste Disposal and Environmental Remediation laboratories (NNUF RADER) and the Nuclear Waste Services Research Support Office, and are networked into the University of Manchester Dalton Nuclear Institute. We seek a new appointment with research expertise in radionuclide biogeochemistry to add capacity and bring complementary skills to build on our leading capabilities in this area. This post will support teaching delivery on our successful undergraduate and masters programmes in Environmental Science, Earth and Planetary Science, Pollution and Environmental Control and Sustainable Geoscience and Energy and there are also opportunities for cross-Department teaching. The post holder will also supervise individual or group student projects associated with their personal research and MES research.

The Department of Earth and Environmental Science is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting diversity in careers in the STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School (as it was in 2016) received a Silver Athena SWAN Award for its commitment to diversity in the workplace, and the School of Natural Sciences to which the Department now belongs was also recently awarded Athena SWAN Silver. We welcome applications from all sections of the community especially those historically underrepresented in academia and appointment will be made on merit.

What can you expect in return

The University will actively foster a culture of inclusion and diversity and will seek to achieve true equality of opportunity for all members of its community.

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Any recruitment enquiries from recruitment agencies should be directed to People.Recruitment@manchester.ac.uk.

Any CV’s submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Ann Webb

Email: ann.webb@manchester.ac.uk

General enquiries:

Email: People.recruitment@manchester.ac.uk

Technical support:


This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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