COMET vacancies

University of Oxford:

The Department of Earth Sciences and Exeter College are seeking a talented researcher and teacher to join our thriving academic community as an Associate Professor of Geophysics. The appointee will have outstanding potential and will bring exciting new perspectives. The role will start from 1 January 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a joint appointment: the person appointed to the Associate Professorship will also be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at Exeter College, and will be a trustee and member of its Governing Body. The appointment will be initially for five years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the post holder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.

Enquiries about the post should be addressed to the Chair of Geophysics, Professor Mike Kendall at, or the acting Senior Tutor at Exeter College (

The closing date for applications is midday Friday 23 July 2021.

Further information about the post can be found here.

University of Leeds:

  • Paid Internship at the Institute for Geophysics and Tectonics

Apply for an opportunity to complete a paid internship with the Institute for Geophysics and Tectonics at the University of Leeds over summer 2021!

Projects are available on a number of topics covering earthquake seismology, tectonics, and geodynamics, and we would aim to tailor the project to suit the skills and interests of a successful candidate.

This opportunity would be ideal for students with a background in geology, geophysics or physics, heading into their final-year of an undergraduate degree, or Masters level students, particularly any thinking of doing PhD applications in the coming year, who might like to test out research.

There is currently one internship available for up to 8 weeks FTE (arrangements involving either shorter placements, or part-time working, are also possible to suit a candidate’s personal or academic requirements). Research Interns are classed as employees of the University of Leeds, and these positions come with a taxable salary of roughly £400/wk, supported through the Royal Society. Given the short duration of these positions, however, candidates must already be eligible to work in the UK and physically based in the UK for the duration of the internship.

Due to the continuing COVID-19 restrictions, it is anticipated that the internship would take place remotely so candidates should note that they will be responsible for ensuring they have access to a decent internet connection, and a secure working environment.

Potential candidates should contact Dr Tim Craig ( to discuss the available opportunities.

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