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Durham University

Department of Geography

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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Ref: 20000477)

(2 September 2020)

The Department of Geography at Durham University seeks to appoint a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) in 'Modelling CO2 Release by Shale Weathering' to join the research team led by Professor Bob Hilton as part of the European Research Council (ERC)-funded 5 year project 'ROC-CO2'. The post is fixed term for 1 year.

The ROC-CO2 project(Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by Rock-derived Organic Carbon oxidation) aims to quantify the rates and controls on the CO2 release by chemical weathering of organic carbon in sedimentary rocks, which is a major component of the geological carbon cycle (see for further information). One way in which this aim will be met is by developing and applying empirical - and numerical - models to explore chemical weathering rates across a range of scales, from weathering profiles to the continental scale.

How to Apply

Please Note: Candidates applying via Redeployment are only eligible to apply for a post at the same Grade or lower.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Bob Hilton (

All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.

We prefer to receive applications online via the Durham University Vacancies Site.

As part of the application process, you should provide details of 3 (preferably academic / research) referees and the details of your current line manager so that we may seek an employment reference.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University.

Closing Date: 1st October, 2020. 11:59:00pm.