Research Associate in modelling the planning and management of water resource systems

University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom
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University/Academia/Research/Think tank
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Closing Date : 05/03/2017

Employment Type : Fixed Term

Duration : 1 April 2017 until 31 December 2018

Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering

School/Directorate : School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering

Division : Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Hours Per week : 1 FTE

Salary : £31,076 to £38,183 per annum

Location : Sackville Street, Manchester

Job Reference : S&E-09596


A Research Associate position is available for an outstanding water resource engineering systems modeller to lead (design and execute) hydro-economic and regional water system model building and use to evaluate and plan innovative water management and planning approaches in the context of several projects within Professor Harou’s research group.

You will have a PhD in water resource engineering, or nearly completed PhD (or have equivalent experience). You should have the ability to understand, formulate and apply engineering simulation, optimisation and engineering models and demonstrate excellent writing skills through a strong published record. You should have experience in large scale multi-reservoir system simulation and optimisation, including both mathematical programming and heuristic methods. You should have knowledge of stochastic hydrology and reservoir system engineering. Further essential knowledge, skills and experience are included in the full post description.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Julien Harou


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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