Research Assistant in Clastic Sedimentology Database Development

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7058684 (Ref.No. ENVEE1349)
Posted: July 24, 2019

Job Description

Are you an enthusiastic individual with excellent research skills? We are looking to appoint a Research Assistant in Clastic Sedimentology Database Development to support the development of a relational database of deep-marine sedimentary architecture. 

Working in the Turbidites Research Group (TRG), you will be responsible for uploading information derived from the peer-reviewed literature and from independent research studies into the Deep Marine Architecture Knowledge Store (DMAKS), a relational database designed to host information on deep-marine clastic systems.   You will be required to read widely across the relevant peer-reviewed literature, to become familiar with the DMAKS database standard, and to upload information from the literature into DMAKS to a reliably high standard.   You will work as valued member within a team of 30+ sedimentologists seeking to build a new generation of quantitative sedimentological (facies) models that can be used to investigate sedimentary system response to environmental change and to predict lithological variability within the subsurface.

With a degree in Earth Sciences, you will have a documented ability to process large volumes of clastic sedimentology data.  You will have excellent administrative, communication and organisational skills.  You will have an independent and proactive approach to decision making and exceptional attention to detail. Experience of working on deep marine clastic systems, a PhD in clastic sedimentology and database experience would be advantageous.

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

Bill McCaffrey, Professor of Clastic Sedimentology

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6625, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Earth and Environment
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,025 to £32,236 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  90% of the full time equivalent
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 1 year due to external funding)
Release Date:  Tuesday 23 July 2019
Closing Date:  Monday 29 July 2019
Reference:  ENVEE1349


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