We are seeking a Research Associate with interests in computational flood hydrology and geomorphology to work full time over 2 years on a newly funded NERC project “EvoFLOOD: The evolution of global flood hazard and risk”. The EvoFLOOD project is a 5-year collaborative endeavour across 9 Universities that will produce a major advance in the science of predicting global flood hazard and risk by representing the dynamic evolution of river channels and their floodplains within Global Flood Models (GFMs). To achieve this ambitious aim the EvoFLOOD team will be appointing a total of 9 Researchers during the life of the project covering many aspects of geomorphology, hydrology and numerical modelling.
You will be responsible for undertaking analyses of large-scale hydro-climatological and geomorphological datasets, with a view to establishing how bankfull flow and floodplain inundation frequency vary globally, and estimating the relative influence of hydrological and morphodynamic change on global flood frequency. You will also be responsible for leading and co-authoring papers and presenting the research internationally.
The successful candidate will hold, or be close to completion of a PhD/DPhil with experience or interests in hydro-climatology and/or geomorphology, and will possess strong open-source coding skills, preferably in R or Python. The post is largely computational and will involve retrieving, preparing and evaluating global data from a range of sources. Experience with hydro-climate and satellite data analysis and visualisation, or an interest in learning these skills, is therefore highly desirable. You will have strong writing and communication skills, and an interest in fluvial geomorphology and/or flood nonstationarity.
Applications are particularly welcome from candidates who identify as female or BAME, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. SoGE is committed to equality and values diversity.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 12 March 2021. Interviews will be held in late March 2021.