Research Associate in Data Analytics for Water and Drainage Systems

The University of Sheffield

Sheffield, , GB

Job Reference Number: UOS026032

Job Title: Research Associate in Data Analytics for Water and Drainage Systems

Contract Type: This post is fixed-term until 31 March 2021 to start as soon as possible

Working Pattern: Full time

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

Department: Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Salary: Grade 7 £31,866 – £40,322 per annum

Closing Date: 11 August 2020

We have an exciting opportunity in the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering for someone with a passion for investigation and analysis to use their skills in modelling, simulation and data analytics to make an impact on the maintenance and performance of drainage systems and other water system assets.

You will work in a well-connected team in the Sheffield Water Centre. We are well known internationally for our research, and are one of the largest research groups in the UK studying urban water systems and their assets. You will use your modelling and analysis skills to provide essential support to our work that is using engineering models and data analytics to study and improve the performance of water system assets.

We are seeking candidates with a PhD in Engineering or Computer Science, as well as excellent working knowledge of data analytics and hydrodynamic modelling approaches that can be used to improve the performance of urban water networks and assets. As this role involves data analysis, modelling and simulation, you will also need a high level of knowledge and capability of a relevant computer programming language and simulation packages, for example Matlab, C/C++ or Python.

We work closely with end users so effective communication skills are essential as well as a good understanding of distributed water infrastructure systems, such as water supply or sewer/drainage networks.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. 

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