Research Fellow (Water and Global Innovation)

University of Birmingham

Birmingham, , GB

We are looking to appoint a researcher who will support the Water Theme of the Institute of Global Innovation at the University of Birmingham by:

– liaising with international networks on behalf of the Water Theme of the Institute of Global Innovation
– supporting the development of an interdisciplinary research agenda of the Water Theme of the Institute of Global Innovation by developing own research foci in particular in the field of ecohydrology and ecophydraulics
– facilitating international network activities of the Water Theme of the Institute of Global Innovation
– leading and supporting interdisciplinary research grant applications and brokering on behalf of the Water Theme of the Institute of Global Innovation in international network consortia and sandpits
– organizing interdisciplinary and international research and dissemination events on behalf of the Water Theme of the Institute of Global Innovation

The role requires the capability and appetite to conduct and lead complex interdisciplinary research efforts, international networks and comprehensive meta-analyses.

We are looking for a highly-motivated researcher with an appetite for interdisciplinary research and background in ecohyodrology. Given the leading international role of the position, we are looking for applicants with outstanding communication skills in English and additional French and/or Spanish language skills that will allow the successful applicant to efficiently communicate with main international network partners in UNESCO UniTwin and other international networks. A good understanding of the mechanisms of international networks and organisations is highly desired.

You will work in a team of interdisciplinary researchers, combining key expertise in ecohydrology and ecohydraulics, hydrology, climatology, biogeochemistry, biogeography, soil science, analytical chemistry, fluvial geomorphology and ecotoxicology. The position is an essential part of the Water Theme in the Institute of Global Innovation at the University of Birmingham.


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