Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Tephrochronology
University of Oxford, The School of Archaeology, Research Laboratory for Archaeology
United Kingdom

 Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Tephrochronology

The School of Archaeology, Research Laboratory for Archaeology, South Parks Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher in tephrochronology/volcanology to join a team working on the “MexiDrill: Developing a 350,000 year record of climate and environmental change in tropical North America” project. The project is funded by a NSFGEO-NERC grant led by Professor Josef Werne (USA) and Professor Victoria Smith (UK).


The post is a full-time appointment, for a fixed-term of 18 months from February 2018. Part-time at 50% FTE for 36 months will be considered.


Applicants must have a PhD in earth sciences, geography or experience in a related field. The MexiDrill project will examine the past climate and volcanic history of the Mexico City region. The primary role of the PDRA will be to refine and develop a detailed tephrostratigraphy and tephrochronology of the Basin of Mexico to establish the timing and size of explosive eruptions in the last 300,000 years. A demonstrated track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals is desirable, as is experience logging, mapping and sampling volcanic deposits.


The successful applicant will be expected to be able to work independently to publish research of an international standard, and to collaborate with team members in Oxford and abroad.


Further details are available from


Additional information about the MexiDrill project is available at:


Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 19 October 2018.


Contact Person : Diane Baker

Vacancy ID : 136898

Contact Phone :

Closing Date : 19-Oct-2018

Contact Email :


If you apply for this position please say you saw it on Educaloxy


All Jobs


Harvard University Academic Positions

Kuwait University Current Faculty Openings

Osaka University Academic Opportunities

Purdue University Job Postings for Faculty Positions

Texas Tech University Faculty Openings

Tsinghua University Job Postings

University of Cambridge Job Openings

University of Geneva Faculty Opportunities

University of New South Wales Job Openings

University of Nottingham Research Positions

University of Oslo Academic Jobs

University of Saskatchewan Faculty Positions

University of Southampton Research Vacancies

University of Tokyo Current Academic Vacancies

University of Toronto Open Faculty Positions