Postdoctoral Research Associate in Monitoring Active Turbidity Currents

Durham (City/Town) (GB)
Grade 7 £32,548
13 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Department of Geography, Durham University, is seeking to appoint a full-time Post-doctoral research assistant (PDRA) for 6 months to work on a NERC-funded project that provides the most detailed monitoring yet of seabed sediment avalanches called turbidity currents,

The appointee will have expertise in marine geology, turbidity currents and monitoring of active sediment flows. They will work with Professor Peter Talling (Principal Investigator of the Project) and Dr Matthieu Cartigny (Co-Investigator). Other partners in the project include the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, University of Hull and Southampton, and the UK National Oceanography Centre.

The Durham-based PDRA will join the ‘Surface Processes and Geohazards’ research group in the Department of Geography. This research group has an over-arching theme to explain processes of sediment dispersal and mitigate geohazards.

The appointee will have expertise in understanding turbidity currents and associated submarine mass movements. Ideally, this will include some experience of analysing data from direct monitoring of active sediment flows. This may include Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler Data. They should ideally also have a track record of writing effective scientific papers.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Peter Talling (Peter.J.Talling@durham.ac.uk). All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence