The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to contribute to a project exploring future climate change impacts on water resources in China. The post is part of the SWARM project (Impact Assessments to Support WAter Resources Management and Climate Change Adaptation for China) funded by the Climate Science for Service Partnership China (CSSP China). The post is available from 1st August 2020 to 31st March 2021.
The post is focussed on producing a new set of streamflow projections for China. These simulations will be designed to support water resources management and climate change adaptation. The successful applicant will contribute to SWARM by setting up and running hydrological models and routing the runoff projections over China. The resulting projections will support the identification of future hydroclimatic changes and the characterisation of their uncertainties. This will involve a close collaboration with climate scientists, hydrologists and glaciologists involved in SWARM and with project partners in China.
You will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) The candidates should have a keen interest in hydroclimatic changes and in novel computational hydrology approaches, as well as significant prior experience in hydrological modelling and scientific programming.
The candidates should be motivated by working with and learning from academics and project partners from different backgrounds. You should be willing to engage flexibly with unusual or creative concepts/methodologies.
The candidates should be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare reports to external bodies.
The Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste (CREWW)
The successful candidate will be part of the recently announced Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste (CREWW). Funded thanks to a grant from Research England and investment by South West Water, CREWW has been established to undertake research into some of the most pressing environmental challenges in our time – namely how we can manage our precious natural resources in ways which are sustainable and resilient in the face of climate change and population growth.
CREWW research is undertaken by academics from disciplines including Geography, Biosciences, Engineering, Economics and Psychology, who work with partners in industry, government and NGOs, to develop a shared understanding of the issue and practical solutions which will benefit the environment, society and economy.
For further information please contact Dr. Nans Addor, e-mail [email protected]