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Lecturer in Palaeoenvironmental Science

Palaeoenvironmental Laboratory at UoS

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £31,342 to £35,256
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 29 May 2015
Interview Date:   Monday 06 July 2015
Reference:  537115WR

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world Universities and one of the UK’s top 10 research-intensive universities. We have an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities. Following our excellent performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) assessment (over 80% of our research activity was recognised as being of either world-leading or internationally excellent quality),

Geography and Environment are now inviting applications for a Lecturer in Palaeoenvironmental Science.

You will be expected to develop your own independent research focus and apply for funding, and to contribute fully to both undergraduate and graduate teaching. We are particularly interested in PhD-qualified candidates with growing international reputations of research excellence who can complement and expand existing research areas within the Palaeoenvironmental Laboratory Research Group (PLUS) ( Current research within PLUS covers a wide range of palaeo-science techniques and applications including biogeochemical cycling, climate and environmental change reconstruction, palaeoecology (primarily peats and lake systems), tephrochronology, geoarchaeology, and linking palaeo-science to ecosystem services.

Applications from within any field of palaeoenvironmental science are welcome, though preference may be given to candidates with expertise in the following: stable isotopes in organisms and sediment; organic geochemistry including biomarkers (e.g. biogenic Si, faecal sterols, n-alkanes, PAH); palaeogenetics including aDNA metabarcoding; complementary proxies (e.g. coleopteran, phytoliths, diatoms); and associated isotopic research and geochronology including AAR, OSL, U-series, 14C and tephrochronology.

Informal enquiries can be made to the PLUS leader, Professor Tony Brown ( or acting leader, Professor John Dearing (, or Head of Department, Professor Stephen Darby (

The closing date for this vacancy is 29 May 2015.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 537115WR on all correspondence.


The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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