Research Fellow in Urban Flood Resilience

University of Leeds

Leeds, , GB

Are you an enthusiastic and experienced researcher in water engineering and flood risk management with an interest in sustainable and resilient system designs and evaluation? Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge as part of a world class urban flood resilience team? Do you want to help design systems to deliver affordable urban flood resilience at the city, regional and national scales?

You will join the EPSRC funded research programme ‘Urban Flood Resilience in an Uncertain Future’ and will become a key member of this multidisciplinary Consortium that spans nine UK Universities. The project focuses on how planning, design, operation and organisation of both existing and new urban water systems must be re-envisaged and transformed to achieve multiple benefits. This includes working with natural processes and effective stakeholder engagement, including occasional travel to case study locations (UK), study sites (Newcastle and Ebbsfleet) and to relevant international research centres.

You should have a PhD in a relevant scientific, engineering, economic or other numerate discipline, with a relevant and continuous track record in independent research design and application. You will develop and implement new approaches to designing and evaluating sustainable drainage systems that improve the integration of urban flood risk management and water, energy and transport infrastructure and expanded inter-operability of urban systems-of-systems.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr David Dawson, Early Career Research Fellow, School of Civil Engineering  

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 32279 or email: [email protected]

Further information

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Location: Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering
School/Institute: School of Civil Engineering
Section: Institute for Public Health and Environmental Engineering
Category: Research
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £32,004 to £38,183 p.a.
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (Two years (grant funded))
Closing Date: Sunday 16 July 2017
Interview Date: Tuesday 22 August 2017
Reference: ENGCV1059
Downloads: Candidate Brief