Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK
Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow or Research Fellow in Extreme Environments (2 posts) – Fixed term for 3 years
Engineering and Environment
Ref: EAE15/34 (MDRT)
Salary: Grade 7 £38,896 – £47,801; £33,574 – £37,768
Northumbria University, Newcastle is now in the UK top 50 for research power and has been recognised by Times Higher Education as having the biggest rise in research power of any university following the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), a national assessment of research quality in UK universities. To further strengthen our world-leading research areas we are investing to develop exciting opportunities in multidisciplinary research.
The Extreme Environments multidisciplinary research theme is a university wide initiative which draws together ground-breaking research in understanding and harnessing physical and biological environments that operate under extreme conditions, such as those found in the Earth’s surface, subsurface, oceans, atmosphere and in the solar system. Theme expertise ranges from the geophysical exploration of Antarctic subglacial lakes, responses of glaciers, snow cover and permafrost to climate change through the investigation of nonlinear waves, the Sun-Earth connection, solar physics and space weather, to the reconstruction of past extreme climates using ocean cores, speleothems and pollen records.
You will work with experts in a Multi-Disciplinary Research theme in one of the following areas:
You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your extensive knowledge and subject expertise through individual and collaborative academic activity. Successful candidates will be selected according to the excellence of their research profile and plans (candidates are encouraged to include a two-page research plan in their application), regardless of their area of research interest.
The Fellowship will be for three years in the first instance with the expectation of progression to a permanent academic position at the end of the Fellowship subject to satisfactory progress.
For informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr Benjamin Brock (Geography) Tel: +44 (0)191 227 3225, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr James McLaughlin (Mathematics) Tel: +44 (0)191 227 3667, Email: email@example.com.
For more information about the Extreme Environments theme please visit: www.northumbria.ac.uk/extremeenvironments
Depending on the nature of research some posts may be exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 therefore the successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.
Northumbria University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community and particularly from under-represented groups.
Closing date: 12 May 2016