Research Fellow in Rural Water Supply

Cranfield University

Cranfield, United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Here at Cranfield, we can offer you the opportunity and resources to really develop your career.  Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

The School of Water, Energy and Environment leads in delivering Cranfield’s Mission within Water, Energy and Power, and Environment and Agrifood.  The School is committed to leading in its areas of expertise through investing in world class staff and facilities over the long term.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about improving water supply to the 844 million people who still do not have access to an improved source of drinking water.  The research will focus on three different types of water harvesting infrastructure in Rajasthan and will provide a better understanding of the transport, interactions and fate of established (e.g. fluoride) and emerging contaminants during groundwater recharge. Ultimately, the outcomes of the project will help reducing the incidence of fluorosis in India, hence contributing to the improvement of public health and well-being of local populations.

You will be part of a team carrying out novel research in collaboration with Indian partners.  The project will involve travel to Rajasthan for two periods of several months each, as well as a significant component of groundwater modelling.  

You will have a PhD in a related area, as well as experience of fieldwork and groundwater modelling.  You will have excellent project and time management skills and be experienced in preparing dissemination materials including peer reviewed papers.   You will be self-motivated and ready to develop your research career at Cranfield.

If you have ambition to build your own reputation through research, an impressive publications record and a great student teaching approach, then we would like to hear from you.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Alison Parker, Lecturer in International Water and Sanitation, on +44 (0)1234 758120 (E); [email protected]

Cranfield University is committed to promoting a harmonious working and learning environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity, recognising that the contribution of all its people will be most effective in conditions which are inclusive.

We have been awarded an Institutional Athena SWAN Bronze award and have also achieved a Bronze Opportunity Now award.  We also run the Leadership Foundation’s Aurora Programme, which is a leadership development programme, aimed at women in an academic, technical or professional service role. 

Your career at Cranfield will be enhanced through access to fully equipped shared laboratory and pilot facilities, extensive research and business training through our learning and development team and doctoral training centres in a collegiate and supportive environment