Research Associate Hydrologist (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge

Cambridge, UK 🇬🇧

DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: Department of Plant Sciences

SALARY: £34,308-£42,155


CATEGORY: Research

PUBLISHED: 24 February 2023

CLOSING DATE: 26 March 2023

We seek an experienced hydrologist, with a background in hydrological modelling/engineering, to join a multi-disciplinary team in the new University of Cambridge Centre for Landscape Regeneration (CLR). Your work will provide evidence to support an integrated, landscape-scale plan for capturing, storing, and managing water for a range of benefits, to help achieve a climate resilient future in a regenerated fenland landscape. You will work with hydrologists, engineers and planners from the Environment Agency, Anglian Water and Internal Drainage Boards, DEFRA, Natural England, NFU and farmers, among others, integrating and aggregating hydrological information across a range of scales from field drains to the whole landscape, carrying out hydraulic and distributed hydrological modelling, and conducting cost-benefit analyses of alternative water management strategies. Although based in Cambridge, you will also need to travel throughout the Fens and occasionally to other drained landscapes in the UK and the Netherlands.

You will interact closely with the CLR research team, which includes systems engineers, soil scientists, chemists, computer scientists, social scientists, conservationists, and hydrologists working on field-scale water-flow and water-table manipulation through peat and degraded peat soils, GHG emissions (CO2 and CH4) and water quality. You will also contribute to work by CLR’s biodiversity and landscape-scenario modelling teams on the practical and economic feasibility of different water-management regimes.

This post is offered full-time, but we welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing 3 April.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

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