Research Associates in Luminescence Dating

Constraining rates and style of marine-influenced ice sheet decay is a five-year NERC-funded consortium of more than 40 researchers comprising glaciologists, marine and terrestrial Quaternary scientists and ice-sheet modellers, who are conducting a systematic and directed campaign to collect and date material to constrain the timing and rates of change of the collapsing British Irish Ice Sheet at the end of the last glacial cycle. We are looking to recruit two exceptional Research Associates in Luminescence Dating to work with Professor Mark Bateman in Sheffield and Professor Geoff Duller in Aberystwyth.

As part of the BRITICE-CHRONO team you will:

  • be involved with all aspects of producing high quality single grain luminescence dates from glacial and associated sediments;
  • be able to demonstrate excellent communication, planning and organisational skills; and
  • work in collaboration with other project members contributing to peer-reviewed publications and participating in local, national and international conferences.

These positions are fixed-term for 2 years, and would suit luminescence based PhD graduates or persons with significant experience in generating luminescence ages.

Start date Sheffield: as soon as possible – Currently advertised on Sheffield University website site, closing date for applications 03/10/13
Start date Aberystwyth: January 2014
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