Website Heriot Watt University Lyell Centre
|Position Title||BRL Professors, Lyell Centre|
|Organisation Name||The Lyell Centre|
|About Heriot-Watt University|
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|About our Team|
|We wish to continue the growth of our expertise in Lyell Centre for Earth and Marine Science through a further series of professorial appointments in the following areas. The successful candidates will join our dynamic Lyell Centre Team and to contribute to its strategic vision to become a world leading research Centre in earth and marine science.|
We are particularly interested in appointing in the following areas:
• Pelagic Ecology,
The successful candidates will be acknowledged researchers in these fields of science as evidenced by an excellent track record in publication, PhD student supervision and securing external research funding. They will demonstrate the potential to work collaboratively with our Lyell Centre partners the British Geological Survey, and to collaborate across the wider portfolio of global expertise in the University.
|The aim of these positions is to lead the development of new, effective, and sustainable collaborations between BGS and the University in geoscience, to work in an inter-disciplinary manner across the wider University, including its overseas campuses where appropriate. To promote and enhance the international and national reputation of the Lyell Centre.|
The Professor of Pelagic Ecology will complement and link our existing expertise in surface waters phytoplankton oceanography and deep-sea ecology, and preferably will have interests in understanding the flow of carbon from the sea surface to the seabed. Candidates that use marine technologies as a core source of acquiring data should consider how they could collaborate on the underwater robotics expertise at the University as a potential line of research interest. An ability to work with colleagues working on sustainable seafood and marine conservation issues is desirable.
The Professor of Volcanic Systems will add to our existing knowledge on the physical properties of rocks and will focus on high-temperature systems that complement research in natural hazard and risk in Heriot-Watt and in the British Geological Survey (BGS) through the Lyell Centre. They will have an international profile in the understanding of magmatic processes and how they impact on humanity. They will have interests in understanding how magmas crystallise, de-gas and fragment in a near surface environment and how they react with the surrounding rocks. Research will focus on high-temperature processes on Earth and how energy might be harnessed such that excess heat can be used in innovation. Candidates should have experience in experimentation and associated modelling. An ability to collaborate with colleagues across the University and in the Institute of Geoenergy Engineering (IGE) and in the BGS on issues of energy systems, risk and natural hazard is desirable.
The Professor of Environmental Engineering will have internationally recognised expertise in understanding the interplay between climate-change variable and how these impacts upon soil erosion processes in catchment areas, and the consequences for crop production and sediment transport processes. Candidates will have an extensive background in modelling and observational experimentation/measurement, and a track record of using sensor technologies to understand soil/water interactions. Candidates will show a clear linkage of their research to existing staff within the Lyell Centre, British Geological Survey and disciplines such as hydrology and engineering.
|Key duties and responsibilities|
|The appointees will:|
• Set-up and manage vibrant and collaborative research activities at the Lyell Centre that leverages existing expertise at BGS and HWU that results in world-class research outcomes and enhances the international reputation of the Centre;
|Education, qualifications and experience|
|Specific success criteria includes:|
• Enhanced output and impact of jointly authored, peer reviewed papers;
|How To Apply|
|Applications can be submitted up to midnight (UK time) on 12 March 2021.|
Please submit the following with your application:
Informal enquiries may be made to Tracy Shimmield (Director of the Lyell Centre), T.Shimmield@hw.ac.uk.
Please contact Yvonne Constantino, firstname.lastname@example.org if have any issues with applying on the system.
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