Biogeochemical Modelling

The Palaeo@Leeds and Cohen Geochemistry research groups are both peaks of excellence within the School of Earth and Environment (SEE) with successful track records of both 4 star output and winning grant income.  You will build on these key areas of strength with your expertise in biogeochemical modelling.  You will bridge the divide between laboratory-based and numerical modelling-based science and will provide rigorous quantified deep-time scenario testing, and a link between our modelling efforts in recent time periods with those in much more ancient geological Epochs.  Through this fellowship, we aim to add a critical extra dimension to geochemical datasets from deep-time, as well as providing opportunities for integration with the physical Earth System modellers.

You will develop a research profile that will contribute to the University’s ambition to excel at REF2020, with a sustained record of internationally excellent (and some world-leading) publications and a strong record of presentations at international conferences.  You will be expected to collaborate with colleagues across the Faculty of Environment in order to increase the quality of our output and the attractiveness of Leeds for collaborators, targeting funding streams which include NERC, ERC, Leverhulme and industry.   You will also contribute to excellence in teaching by integrating quantitative biogeochemistry into UG modules, though the exact mix of teaching will depend on your background.

With a PhD in a geoscience related discipline, you will have expertise and a strong research record in biogeochemical modelling, the ability to teach at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, as well as a clear and compelling vision for personal academic development.

University Grade 8 (£38,511 to £45,954)

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Professor Simon Poulton, tel: +44 (0)113 343 5237, email:   

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