Research Assistant WATERAGRI (SEE)
A bit about the School of Science, Engineering & Environment (SEE)…
The School aims to transform the quality of life for society and the well-being of future generations through a better and more sustainable future, offering students programmes from Architecture to Zoology.
Industry collaboration is at the core of what we do. This is combined with a passion for research and finding solutions to real world problems and those that we may face in the future. Our work is truly interdisciplinary with a strong focus on developing our knowledge for our colleagues as well as students.
The University’s Campus Masterplan includes three new buildings for the SEE School and marks a real step change in our ability to deliver world leading research and innovation. The SEE School itself will have a brand-new dedicated building that will house many of our colleagues under one roof, a new ERDF funded Robotics Centre, as well as our ‘Energy House 2.0’ – an unrivalled environment to develop future energy saving products.
So, what will the role involve?
This is a unique and cutting-edge research opportunity in the multi-disciplinary field of water engineering.
The part-time research assistant is going to work within the research project “WATER retention and nutrient recycling in soils and streams for improved AGRIcultural production (WATERAGRI)”.
The University of Salford-relevant contribution to the project comprises mainly research on:
(a) the novel physico-chemical Water-Vapour Sorption Isotherm and Water Retention Characteristics (WVSI-WRC) model;
(b) the further development of the novel Dewaterability Estimation Test (DET) apparatus; and
(c) a combination of (a) and (b) in terms of modelling capillary waterfront movement processes.
If you fancy a chat about the role or have some questions then please contact Dr Wayne Wang, Lecturer in Civil Engineering, at
Please note this role closes at 11:59pm on the date above.
What’s in it for you?
With over 200 languages spoken across Greater Manchester, we want to create an inspirational, inclusive learning and working environment, celebrating the diversity of our University community in our everyday conversations. Our student population is already incredibly diverse, and we want to ensure this is reflected across our colleague profile as well.
To help you, we have wide ranging colleague support networks, promoting awareness events throughout the year and giving you the opportunity to share your experiences with others. Our extensive faith centre facilities reflect our continuing commitment to support the student and colleague experience and the beliefs and values you bring to our community.
There is a varied benefits package available through ‘MySalford’ where you can tailor your benefits to suit your own lifestyle – everything from additional annual leave, savings on High Street shopping, travel discounts as well as health and wellbeing support. To maintain work/life balance (and to help you through this pandemic!) you can connect to work from wherever you are, whether it’s our Peel Park Campus, MediaCityUK or your couch at home, the tools are there for you to do your best work from your chosen location.
However you identify, whatever your pathway has been to get here, come and join us at the University of Salford where we are all proud to belong - watch us in action here!