Research Fellow in Biogeochemical Modelling

Leeds, United Kingdom
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
11 Mar 2020
09 Apr 2020
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in numerical modelling? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

You will be a key member of the UK Natural Environment Research Council funded project “PlantFun” and will work with the research team at Leeds and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York (USA). The PlantFun project seeks to understand the role of the evolving terrestrial biosphere in changing Earth’s climate over geological timescales, with a specific focus on the relationship between plants, bacteria and fungi, and the cycling of carbon and nutrients between them. Working as a biogeochemical modeller you will develop and validate a new long-timescale global vegetation model. In particular you will assess the links between evolutionary advances in the biosphere and changes in atmospheric CO2 and O2 concentration. You will undertake model development and lead associated research publications. 

You will have experience in scientific programming and knowledge of dynamic global vegetation modelling. Experience in Earth history and global biogeochemistry is also desirable. You will show a strong commitment to publishing scientific results at an international level.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Benjamin Mills, Associate Professor of Biogeochemical Modelling
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 9830, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Earth and Environment
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.  
Due to funding restrictions this post can only be appointed at no higher than spine point 33 (£36,914)
Working Time:  100% - We will consider job share / flexible working arrangements
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 31 May 2022)    
Closing Date:  Thursday 09 April 2020
Reference:  ENVEE1398
Downloads:  Candidate Brief