Research Associate Soil and Water Biogeochemist (3 years Fixed Term) - based in Bangor

About the role

We are seeking an enthusiastic and innovative biogeochemist to join a research team that explores the impacts of environmental and societal change on our soils and water as part of a larger team focused on ecosystem interactions from field to national and global scales. You will contribute to a large project that provides an evidence base for government in Wales and the UK as to the ongoing change in our environment and provides critical data for supporting our modelling frameworks for predicting future impacts of land use and climate change. You will provide specialist support in our work on soils and water in the field working with a range of methods and approaches and contributing to analysis of data working in collaboration with a broad range of data and environmental scientists within CEH and externally. The post will be based at CEH Bangor, working in the Catchment to Coast group. CEH Bangor is located on the North Wales coastline close to the Snowdonia National Park.

The CEH Research Associates’ programme provides individuals the opportunity to gain practical experience of working within a Research Institute, whilst acquiring - through a structured 3 year programme -specialist and wider skills that will be valuable in a range of careers. 

About you

  • You will have a Masters and/or PhD or relevant experience in environmental science with specific modules or experience focused on biogeochemistry, soils and water.
  • Experience in a range of field techniques relating to soil and water sampling and assessment
  • Experience in statistical analysis of spatial environmental datasets to identify temporal and spatial patterns
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to promote and adhere to CEH values of Excellence, Integrity and Team work.
  • Publication experience in the scientific refereed literature
  • An ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of the importance of maintaining work audit trails


We offer a flexible and supportive working environment and will encourage your continuing professional development as part of our career support.

How to Apply

To apply, email your completed application form and the equal opportunities monitoring form to:

Interviews will be held on 19 September 2019


Closing Date: 

4 September 2019


£29,181 per annum