RA Hydrological Modeller

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Wallingford, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 


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Brief Description

Salary: £28,200 - £30,000 (depending on skills and experience)
Grade: 6
Contract Type: Fixed Term (3 years)
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 16th December 2018
Interview Date: 10th January 2019

About the Role:

The Hydro-JULES model and its associated datasets will enable UK science to tackle outstanding research questions in hydrological science and will provide a national resource to support research both specific to the Hydro-JULES project and beyond.

You will work in the Hydro-JULES team, which supports and enables collaborative work across the research and academic community to (i) address important science questions in the fields of hydrology, land-atmosphere feedbacks, carbon and nutrient cycles, data science and integration with novel instrumentation and Earth observation technologies; (ii) quantify the risks of hydro-climatic extremes (e.g., floods and drought) in a changing environment to support long-range planning and policy decisions; and (iii) improve hydrological forecasting using new sensors and modelling technology.

  • lead the design, development and evaluation of soil moisture and runoff generation modules within the Hydro-JULES programme
  • contribute to the development of protocols for testing, evaluating and benchmarking the model and its components, and maintain model documentation
  • lead the publication of technical reports and scientific papers in highly-ranked peer-reviewed academic journals
  • contribute to the process of community consultation and interactions with researchers, stakeholders and users to ensure that the modelling system designed to take account of foreseeable future design requirements
  • develop ideas for new research activity and contribute to proposals for research funding, including externally funded grants and fellowships
  • work collaboratively with partner institutes and universities.

Organization Description

UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at www.ukri.org.

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) is part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and is the UK's Centre of Excellence for integrated research in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere. Working in partnership with the research community, policy makers, industry and society, CEH undertakes cutting edge research to deliver world class solutions to the most complex environmental challenges facing humankind. CEH has an annual turnover of £35 million, and employs staff across four sites; the headquarters is at Wallingford with further sites at Bangor, Edinburgh and Lancaster.