Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Rhenium Isotope Geochemistry

Egham, United Kingdom
£35,931 per annum - including London Allowance
Jul 08, 2020
End of advertisement period
Aug 04, 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Earth Science

Location: Egham
Salary: £35,931 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date: Tuesday 04 August 2020
Interview Date: Thursday 03 September 2020

Full-Time, 2-year fixed term

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Earth Sciences. The successful candidate will work with Dr Alex Dickson on a new NERC-funded project to decipher the rhenium isotopic composition of igneous rocks and hydrothermal fluids, and the processes controlling isotopic fractionation in these materials. The project is in partnership with the University of Durham and aims to piece together the isotopic fingerprint of rhenium cycling in Earth’s surficial environments. 

The post-holder should have a PhD in Earth Sciences or a related subject, experience working in clean-laboratory conditions and making isotopic measurements. The post-holder will have the opportunity to participate in fieldwork campaigns to Iceland and the European Alps to supplement sample material already held by the project team at Royal Holloway and Durham. They will be encouraged to present their work at international conference and peer-reviewed publications and to pursue training activities to develop their career.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Alex Dickson (

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Royal Holloway recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements. We are happy to consider a request for flexible working for this post including part time, job share or compressed working hours.

Please quote the reference: 0720-154
Closing Date: Midnight, 4 August 2020 
Interview Date: Thursday 3 September 2020