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Durham University

Department of Geography

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Organic Geochemistry and Palaeoclimate (Ref: 20000559)

(1 October 2020)

The Department of Geography at Durham University seeks to appoint a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate in Organic Geochemistry and Palaeoclimate to join the research team led by Professor Erin McClymont as part of the European Research Council (ERC)-funded project 'ANTSIE'. The post is fixed term for 3 years.

The ANTSIE project (ANTarctic Sea Ice Evolution from a novel biological archive) aims to reconstruct sea-ice histories from geochemical changes in snow petrel diet. The project will focus on the eastern Weddell Sea, from the Last Glacial Maximum to present. ANTSIE will combine investigations into snow petrel foraging, geochemical characterisation of preserved snow petrel stomach oils, and sea ice modelling. The project team includes 2 PhD researchers, 2 PDRAs, a technician, and investigators at both Durham University and the British Antarctic Survey.

How to Apply

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Erin McClymont (

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: 29th October, 2020. 11:59:00pm.