1st GEO-CARB-CYMRU Sêr Cymru Fellowship at Aberystwyth University now open for applications

A Sêr Cymru Research Fellowship in Geologic Carbon Storage (Geochemistry/ Geomicrobiology/ Environmental Engineering) is now open for applications. The successful applicant will be based at the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University  investigating subsurface low carbon energy, to undertake experimental work into gas-water-rock-microbe interactions under high pressure, and in the presence of CO2.

You should ideally have a background in fluid/gas transport in porous media, microbe -mineral interactions, and geomicrobiology/ geochemistry, and have a robust background in experimental research. Experience of working with high pressure reactors is also preferable.

You will have a PhD in Geoscience/ Geomicrobiology/ Environmental engineering or a related discipline. In line with the funding arrangements, this should have been awarded between 2 and 8 years prior to the start date. You will already have a track -record of publication in these fields with at least 5 papers in press with ISI accredited journals and will be expected to develop additional peer reviewed publications and grant applications as part of this post. You will also be expected to interact with other fellows and students working on the project at the other institutions. You will join the Interdisciplinary Centre for Environmental Microbiology (a joint research group between the

Department of Geography and Earth Sciences and the Institute of Biological,

Environmental and Rural Sciences) and the Extreme Experimental Environmental Laboratory at Aberystwyth University.

The post will be for up to 42 months in the first instance (or longer if start date is before June 1st 2015).

Informal enquires can be directed to Dr Andrew Mitchell at nem@aber.ac.uk +44(0)1970 622640


Closing Date: 18 March 2015

Interview Date:13 April 2015

Skype interviews will be undertaken if appropriate.


Further information on the post and details on how to apply can be found at: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/media/departmental/humanresources/pdfs/jobs/2015/GE-1503-EXT_updated.pdf

Publication date: 18 February 2015