While the ERC grant started formally this July, so far it’s been just me toiling along with papers, conferences, and logistics. But tomorrow, things will start happening for real, as Bethan arrives to start her PhD project on modeling atmospheric oxygen isotopes.
Bethan is joining us with a Masters from Oxford. Her dissertation there involved assessing the impact of the Siberian Traps on thermogenic methane production in the End Permian. Here, she will be looking at improving the predictive capabilities that all three isotopes of oxygen have in numerical models of atmospheric chemistry.
I’m looking to hire a postdoc to help develop new methodology for oxygen isotope measurements, and do a bunch of cool field work to help constrain the evolution of atmospheric oxygen.
More information is on the department home page.
To apply for the post, follow the link from the bottom of the university’s vacancies page
Lucy entered her MGeol Dissertation “The Presence and Distribution of Salts as a Palaeoprecipitation Proxy in Atacama Soils” to an international competition. It was ranked in the top 10% of all submissions to the Earth & Environmental Sciences panel, garnering a highly commended ranking from the panel. Well done Lucy! Lucy is starting a PhD program in Glasgow this fall and this award confirms what we already know here – Lucy is going far!
Highly Commended 2016