Postdoctoral Research Associate "What happens after the ice?"
Post-Doctoral Research Associate on the project ‘Solutions to secure clean water in the glacier-fed catchments of Central Asia – what happens after the ice?’
We are looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable researcher with expertise in hydrological/hydrochemical and water pollution modelling and willingness to travel to work on a project examining the effects of deglaciation on water quality in Central Asia.
An enthusiastic and knowledgeable researcher with expertise in hydrological/hydrochemical and water pollution modelling is required to work on a project examining the potential effects of climate change and deglaciation on water quality in Central Asia. Successful candidate will be a member of an international team encompassing five countries and will have ample opportunities to travel to Central Asia and work in spectacular mountainous catchments. They will be based at the Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Reading which has a strong focus on research on climate and hydrology and was ranked 3rd in the UK for research power in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences in the most recent Research Excellence Framework assessment. The position is originally for 12 months with extension to further 9 months subject to the performance of the project.
You will have:
- Strong background in hydrochemical and / or water quality modelling
- Experience in hydrological modelling
- Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems
- Experience of hydrochemical fieldwork and laboratory analysis (desirable)
- Strong communication skills