Research Fellow in Arctic River Biogeochemistry

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
04 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking to recruit a Research Fellow to work on an international research project focusing on the “Changing Arctic Carbon cycle in the Coastal Ocean Near-shore (CACOON)”.  The aim of the project is to quantify the effect of changing freshwater export and terrestrial permafrost thaw on the type and fate of river-borne organic matter delivered to arctic coastal waters. In CACOON, we focus on the Kolyma and Lena river estuaries and their surrounding shelf areas in Northeast Siberia. The research project is jointly funded by the UK's Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and fits within the framework of the “Changing Arctic Ocean” programme. Work will involve sample collection from small open boats during trips to the coastal Arctic Ocean, measurements and manipulative experiments in the lab and data processing from previous field campaigns. Further details about the programme can be found here:

You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline and experience of producing publications, delivering presentations, running lab experiments and be familiar with analytical instruments.  Russian language skills will be advantageous.  Candidates will be expected to disseminate research findings in peer-reviewed publications and international conferences.

This opportunity is offered for a 2 year fixed term period and will be based at Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK  with frequent trips to Siberia, Germany and the USA.

The Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences encourages a collaborative and supportive working environment through in-work socialisation and self-supporting events for career advancement.  We boast excellent research laboratories with analytical equipment and palaeoenvironmental facilities that are maintained and operated by three full-time technical staff. Further details about the research group can be found here:

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Paul Mann at (tel: +44 191 227 4773). 

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now',  and submit a Covering Letter and your CV, including a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article. 

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.