Research Assistant

University of Glasgow

Postdoctorate Position 14 months Glasgow, UK

Uploaded 10 Mar 2020

Job Description

Vacancy Ref 036139

You will contribute to a project electron diffraction of martian meteorites working in support of Professor Martin Lee, the head of the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Person Specification



A1 SCQF Level 10 [Honours degree] in a relevant subject or a cognate discipline, or equivalent
A2 Specialist theoretical and practical knowledge of meteoritics and electron diffraction
A3 A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of the wider subject area or subject specialism


B1 An awarded [or recently submitted or near completion] PhD in subject specialism or equivalent

Knowledge, Skills


C1 Research creativity and cross-discipline collaborative ability as appropriate
C2 Excellent communication skills [oral and written], including public presentations and ability to communicate complex data/concepts clearly and concisely
C3 Excellent interpersonal skills including team working and a collegiate approach
C4 Appropriate workload/time/project/budget/people management skills
C5 Extensive IT and data analysis/interpretation skills as appropriate
C6 Self-motivation, initiative and independent thought/working
C7 Problem solving skills including a flexible and pragmatic appropriate



E1 Sufficient relevant research experience [or equivalent] appropriate to an early career researcher
E2 Experience of scientific writing
E3 Proven ability to deliver quality outputs in a timely and efficient manner
E4 Evidence of an emerging track record of publications in a relevant field