Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Decommissioning (Geophysics)

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
Apr 11, 2019
Jun 06, 2019
Full Time

University of Aberdeen

School of Geosciences

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Decommissioning (Geophysics)


The University seeks a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Decommissioning  Geophysics as part of its National Decommissioning Centre (NDC), a multi-million-pound research and development facility for decommissioning and late life-life asset management.   

This position will primarily enhance existing research excellence in the School of Geosciences through high profile publications and high-impact research resourced from externally-funded projects, particularly in relation to UK Industrial Strategy Funding, Global Challenge Funding or commercialisation activities. The aim is to build on existing expertise in the NDC and in the School through geophysical monitoring approaches applied to decommissioning. This is aligned with the University’s institutional commitment to directing its research profile towards interdisciplinary challenge-orientated research. Consequently, the successful candidate should have, or rapidly develop, strong international orientation to their research. This broad remit would apply at both Lecturer and Senior Lecturer levels, though the expected levels of experience and achievement would be greater for the latter.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding emerging or existing research profile in geophysics with a commitment to publication in leading international scientific journals and a PhD in geophysics or a related area.

The candidate will be committed to developing their existing research profile through challenge-orientated research projects in collaboration with other staff in the NDC, the School of Geosciences and elsewhere in the University.

The appointee’s research portfolio will have a strong applied orientation focused on understanding and tackling decommissioning challenges. The appointee will be committed to delivering high-impact research that is publicised through outreach activities, and will be a team player able to lead and participate in larger, complex interdisciplinary research projects.

For appointments at Lecturer level, salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£40,792 - £48,676 per annum). For appointment made at Senior Lecturer level, salary will be at the appropriate point on Grade 8 salary scale (£51,630 - £58,089 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period.

For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here    

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English.

Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 273244 or email h.m.clark@abdn.ac.uk for further information.

Online application forms are available at www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs

The closing date for receipt of applications is 6 June 2019  

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact
Professor David Jolley, Head of School
01224 272894  
Dr Clare Bond
01224 273492

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Jolley or Dr Bond

Please quote reference number GEO363A on all correspondence

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.