Surface/Subsurface Hydrological Modeller

British Geological Survey
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Brief Description

Salary: £30,357 per annum to £32,997 per annum (depending on qualifications or experience)
Grade: UKRI Band D
Contract Type: Fixed Term - 4 years 
Hours: Full Time 
Closing Date: 24th February 2019

The Groundwater Science Directorate has a reputation for research excellence in modelling groundwater flow and transport processes within integrated environmental systems, in collaboration with leading university departments and a variety of industrial partners. We are seeking a talented modeller, with an interest in integrated hydrological and groundwater modelling, and the ability to develop and apply scientific modelling code to environmental problems.

You will principally work on two major new projects:

5-year NERC Regional Impact from Science of the Environment programme grant CAMELLIA

Community Water Management for a Liveable London (CAMELLIA), funded by the NERC through their Regional Impact from Science of the Environment programme. This 5-year project, led by Imperial College London, working in collaboration with researchers from University College London, the University of Oxford, and the BGS, and multiple stakeholder partners, aims to support water management within London by enabling the collaborative application of hydrological models and systems tools. Specifically, the role will support the development and application of a community urban hydrological model for London, integrating surface water, groundwater and infrastructure interactions, and its use within a system dynamics framework developed by our research partners.

Cross Centre LTSM project: Hydro-JULES

Hydro-JULES, a 5-year cross-NERC Centre and BGS project to develop a new generation of terrestrial hydrological models linked to the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES), in collaboration with national and international organisations, universities and institutes working on the development of the JULES model and an associated model integration framework. Specifically, the role will be to improve the representation and parameterisation of groundwater processes in JULES and the Hydro-JULES framework, and its application at a range of space and time-scales.

Some responsibilities include:

  • undertake hydrological and hydrogeological science research by developing and applying mathematical environmental modelling software
  • apply and test these newly developed models UK and global hydrological systems
  • publish this research in high-impact peer-reviewed academic journals.

You may also be required to make contributions to a range of other interdisciplinary projects in the Groundwater Science Directorate. The work will be mostly UK based but there may also be opportunities to work overseas for short periods of time.

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

The British Geological Survey (BGS), founded in 1835 is part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and is the world's longest-established national geological survey and the UKs premier centre for earth science information and expertise.