Postdoctoral Research Associate or Fellow: Propagation of hydro-geomorphic disturbances through continental-scale river basins

University of Exeter

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Job details

Job reference: P87245
Date posted: 24/03/2023
Application closing date: 09/04/2023
Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £32,411 for a Postdoctoral Research Associate, or from £40,745 for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, depending on qualifications and experience.
Package: Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).
Contractual hours: Full-time
Job category/type: Research
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Postdoctoral Research Associate or Fellow

Job description

Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy

The above full-time NERC funded post is available from 1/8/2023 on a fixed term basis until 31/07/2024.

The post

The Faculty wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate or Fellow to participate in the following research project: “Propagation of hydro-geomorphic disturbances through continental-scale river basins”, which will utilize a combination of numerical modelling, field data collection and analysis of large spatial datasets to quantify the impacts on the rivers and floodplains of the Amazon drainage basin of future changes in climate, land use and anthropogenic activities such as dam construction. The successful applicant will have a background, skills and knowledge in fluvial geomorphology, hydrology and/or environmental science appropriate for numerical modelling of fluvial and catchment processes.

The post will involve working with a team of international collaborators; applying a range of numerical modelling tools to simulate river and floodplain evolution; assembling and analysing large spatial datasets; disseminating results in research publications and at national and international conferences; and engaging in impact activities.

About you

The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or nearing completion for PDRA) or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in Environmental Science, Geomorphology or Hydrology and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants will have a secure knowledge of relevant fluvial processes; expertise relevant to working with, processing and analysing large spatial datasets; and experience of the application and evaluate of numerical models in geomorphic/hydrologic contexts.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

For further information please contact Professor Andrew Nicholas, or telephone (01392) 723338.





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