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Department of Geography Cambridge Coastal Research Unit


The Cambridge Coastal Research Unit (CCRU) provides scientifically informed input for the better management of shorelines and their associated ecosystems, and facilitates and promotes multi-disciplinary research into all aspects of coastal and shallow water marine science.

The Unit invites applications for a Research Assistant with good communication skills to support the Director and the Deputy Director. The successful candidate should have a good honours degree in physical geography/oceanography or a related subject. He/she will be involved in the general administration and running of CCRU projects, data analysis, field data collection, basic sediment/water laboratory analyses, and photogrammetry. A detailed knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint), and standard statistical analysis techniques, as well as knowledge of geographical field techniques and laboratory methods for sediment/water analysis, are essential. Additional GIS, photogrammetry, and IT experience (Unix, PC-networks, programming) would be an advantage.

The post is available for one year (preferred start date: 1 September 1998) with a salary ranging from £15,159 to £16,927 a year depending on age and experience (pay award pending). For further details please contact Dr T. Spencer, Director, CCRU, Department of Geography, Downing Place, Cambridge, CB2 3EN (tel. 01223 333355 or 339775; fax 01223 355674, e-mail ts111@hermes.cam.ac.uk). Applications (covering letter and curriculum vitae with names and contact details of two referees) should be sent to Dr Spencer by 24 July 1998.

Cambridge University is an equal opportunities employer.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 1 July 1998
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