Research Fellow in Palaeobiology

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7151869 (Ref.No. ENVEE1660)
Posted: June 5, 2023

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher with skills in palaeobiology or palaeoecology, and looking for your next challenge? Do you want to be part of a large, cutting-edge palaeobiological research programme? Do you want to further you career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

We are looking for a Research Fellow with experience in palaeobiology and palaeoecology who will play a pivotal role in our UK Natural Environmental Research Council/US National Science Foundation funded project “CASCaDE: Community And Structural Collapse During Mass Extinctions”. You will work with a large international cross-disciplinary research team to combine palaeontological data with cutting-edge advances in ecological theory to gain a holistic understanding of marine extinction dynamics linked to rapid climate change and mass extinction in the fossil record.

Working as a palaeobiologist you will build a database of fossil communities and model food web structure across a number of major climatic and extinction events throughout the Phanerozoic. You will undertake database building and curation as well as model implementation and lead associated research publications.

You will have experience in taxonomic and functional palaeoecology and knowledge of Phanerozoic macroevolutionary events and some experience of undertaking quantitative analyses in R. 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 Alex Dunhill, Associate Professor of Palaeobiology

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1288

Email: [email protected]

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Earth and Environment
Section:  Earth Surface Science Institute (ESSI)
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £36,333 to £43,155 per annum
Working Time:  100% - We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 36 months due to external funding)
Release Date:  Friday 02 June 2023
Closing Date:  Friday 23 June 2023
Reference:  ENVEE1660

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