College of Life and Environmental Sciences
This full time post is available from 1 November 2021 on a fixed term basis until 31 October 2023.
The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university in the top 200 of universities worldwide. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. We have over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and have been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.
The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to participate in the MANGROOVIE project, which aims to unravel how biophysical feedbacks, forest development and coastal morphological change control carbon sequestration in mangrove ecosystems. This NERC funded post is available from 1 November 2021. The successful applicant will reconstruct mangrove forest development and quantify carbon accumulation and sources in Colombian mangrove ecosystems. They will work closely with Dr. Dunia H. Urrego and project investigators, international project partners, and a second Postdoctoral Research Associate working on biomorphodynamic modelling of mangroves. The research associate will lead targeted fieldwork in Colombia, collect sediment cores and conduct palaeoecological and geochemical analysis.
The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.
Applicants will possess a PhD or an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in palaeoecology, laboratory processing and extraction of fossil pollen, and fieldwork experience in tropical settings. Experience on geochemistry is desirable. They will be able to collaborate effectively within the academic team and with external partners. Applicants will also have the ability to plan and manage field campaigns and travel to conduct fieldwork in Colombia. They will desirably have proficiency in Spanish.
What we can offer you
For further information please contact Dr. Dunia H. Urrego, e-mail: D.Urrego@exeter.ac.uk
The closing date for completed applications is 6 August 2021.
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