School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Senior Lecturer / Reader / Chair in Geomicrobiology
To maintain its international research activity in Geomicrobiology the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University, intends to appoint a Senior Lecturer, Reader or Professor in Geomicrobiology. We seek exceptional candidates whose research is focused on microbial impacts on the Earth’s biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and geosphere, past and present. We are particularly looking for applicants with experience in one or more of the following fields: near surface to deep subsurface biosphere, microbial influences on element cycling, biosphere/geosphere interactions, anaerobic microbiology, biomineralization and microbe/mineral interactions, sedimentary and/or soil biogeochemistry, biogeochemical cycles, anaerobic microbial ecology and applied environmental microbiology. The successful candidate must develop and sustain an internationally recognized, externally funded research programme in geomicrobiology. We particularly seek candidates who complement our current geomicrobiology research programme and can integrate across other research areas in the School: biogeochemistry, Earth surface processes, palaeobiology, palaeoclimate and climate systems, solid Earth dynamics, tectonics and structural geology and natural resources exploration. You will join our lively and dynamic School which is internationally recognised for its research and teaching, and has excellent geomicrobiology facilities and an expanding organic biogeochemistry capability. You will have an excellent academic research record, including international peer-reviewed publications, and proven ability to secure external research funding, and ensure impact beyond academia. A strong commitment to teaching, including practical classes and fieldwork, at all levels is also essential. Appointment will always be made on merit. The School of Earth and Ocean Science is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in higher education. The level of appointment will be commensurate with experience of the successful candidate.
Full vacancy information and details on how to apply can be accessed via the University’s website: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk