Postdoctoral Research Associate

£33797 - £35845 per annum
03 Feb 2021
End of advertisement period
03 Mar 2021
Durham University
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Department

The Department of Geography at Durham comprises 68 academic staff (approximately equally divided between physical and human geography).

The most recent QS rankings for Geography placed Durham 7th overall in the world, its 5th year in the top ten, and 1st for citations in the discipline. The department is recurrently ranked in the top handful of programmes in the UK by various league tables; in 2016, we were ranked 2nd in the Times Good University Guide and 3rd in both the Complete University Guide and the Guardian University Guide. The Department was graded top for research power (quality weighted by volume) in UK geography in REF 2014 and 3rd for iGPA (average score scaled by proportion of staff submitted). With 43% of work assessed as being in the highest category, it produced the largest number of world-leading (4*) publications in the country

The Role

The Department of Geography at Durham University seeks to appoint a full-time Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Seabird Distribution and Ecology, with a focus on snow petrels. The PDRA will join the research team led by Professor Erin McClymont for a period of 36 months as part of the Leverhulme Trust-funded project "Unlocking evidence for Antarctic sea-ice evolution from a novel biological archive". The PDRA will work under the supervision of both Professor McClymont at Durham University, and Professor Richard Phillips at British Antarctic Survey.

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