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Location: London

Sandberg is recruiting to further expand its Geology/Geomaterials Department.


The Geology/Geomaterials department undertakes a range of UKAS accredited testing and consultancy on construction materials including natural stone, aggregate, mortar and concrete.

The position requires an individual prepared to undertake a variety of different and varied tasks including:

• investigative work on construction materials of geological origin utilising petrographic and instrumentation techniques (SEM, XRD)

• failure and defect investigations

• coordination and supervision of laboratory testing schedules

• creating technical reports for clients

• supporting the laboratory’s UKAS accreditation

• interacting with clients

• assisting with the future growth and development of the department

This is a full time position based at our laboratories in Clapham, London.

There is potential for the successful applicant to progress within the firm to a more senior role.



The applicant should have

• a Geology degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (MSc or PhD)

• at least 5 years’ post-degree experience in construction materials analysis

• an ability to communicate clearly in English, both written and verbal


The applicant should ideally be a Chartered Geologist and hold a full UK driving license.


With over 160 years under our belt, Sandberg are considered to be one of the leading providers of engineering consultancy, testing and inspection services in the UK. We have been involved in projects as interesting and diverse as the Forth Bridge, Thames Barrier, Channel Tunnel, Canary Wharf, British Museum, Canterbury Cathedral, Dubai Metro and the Smithsonian Museum. Clients are similarly diverse; we can be engaged by property management companies, contractors, private individuals, established institutions and other consultancy firms.

Further information on the firm can be found at

To apply please email a CV to

Sandberg is proud to have a community feel and employ staff from a variety of different backgrounds. We are committed to continuing to develop a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome and will consider all applications that meet the above requirements.

Leiths (Scotland) Ltd is a family owned group of companies primarily engaged in quarry operations supported by a civil engineering and surfacing division. The group is one of the largest independent companies operating in the sector within Scotland.

We currently have the following vacancy at our Head Office in Aberdeen.


Reporting to the Planning & Development Manager you will be required to support our existing quarrying operations and new development opportunities within Scotland.

The role will involve:

  • Managing the geological requirements of our existing sand & gravel and hard rock quarries including the provision of resource assessments, geotechnical support under the Quarries Regulations 1999 and supporting our site management teams.
  • Undertaking desktop and field-based assessments for future quarry sites.
  • Quarry development design & planning for existing operations and future development opportunities.
  • Assisting with regulatory management and development of quarrying operations including planning applications, environmental consenting and licencing.

You’ll be an experienced geologist with a well-developed knowledge of aggregate quarrying, a sound appreciation of H&S risk assessment and management and good communication skills.

You’ll also have a good working knowledge of LSS, CAD or similar design and modelling software.

We’re looking for a person who has, as a minimum, an undergraduate degree in geology or a similar earth science who is either a chartered geologist or is working towards full chartership.

A driving licence will be required as the role will involve travel throughout Scotland.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join a diverse and progressive Company who regard people as their most valuable asset.

To download an application form and view our other vacancies please visit

Please forward your application form and up-to-date CV to: Nichola Greig, HR Department, Leiths Scotland) Ltd, Rigifa, Cove, Aberdeen, AB12 3LR or by email to

In return, we offer an attractive salary and benefits which include 33 days annual leave and training & development with opportunity for personal promotion within this diverse organisation.

Leiths (Scotland) Ltd are an Equal Opportunities Employer

Vacancy: Locum Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Ecology & Evolution

Location: London, New York or Shanghai

Closing date: April 16th, 2021

Nature Ecology & Evolution seeks to appoint a Locum Associate or Senior Editor to join our exciting, dedicated team, publishing original research in all areas of ecology and evolution, and developing the highest standards in editorial practice.

The successful candidate will handle manuscripts in all areas of the journal's scope, and play a key role in determining how the field is represented - through the editorial assessment of manuscripts for publication, management of peer review, commissioning and writing of content and by acting as Nature Ecology & Evolution's interface with the relevant parts of the research community.

This is an intellectually stimulating position, and calls for a keen interest in the practice and communication of science. A key aspect of the job is interaction with the scientific community, including attending online conferences. The successful candidate must, therefore, be a great communicator and have excellent interpersonal skills.

The successful candidate will need a strong track record of research in ecology or evolutionary biology.

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent degree, with postdoctoral experience preferable. Previous editorial experience is beneficial but not essential as full training will be given. The position is offered on a full-time basis for 6 months and candidates will work remotely but will be expected to be based in the office once the offices reopen.

Applications should include all of the following:

1. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, and indicating salary expectations.

2. A CV / resume detailing your education, relevant employment history, list of published scientific papers, and any other achievements that demonstrate your suitability for the position.

3. A concise discussion of recent scientific developments that you have found particularly exciting (stating why).

Please note the closing date: April 16th 2021.

Apply here