Research Associate (Hydrological Modeller)

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Wallingford, , GB

About the role

CEH are seeking an enthusiastic hydrologist to help deliver projects which provide new insights into the availability of, and pressures on, water resources at local, regional and global scales.

The post will be within the Water Resources Systems Group based at CEH’s Wallingford site which specialises in multi-scale catchment modelling and analysis of water demands in support of operational hydrology.  The role will involve the application and development of hydrological models and tools for a range of environmental applications.

The successful candidate will undertake project work to improve our understanding of water availability and water stress across different sectors, and develop protocols to allocate available water resources between multiple and competing water uses (e.g. domestic, agriculture, energy, industry, and environment).  The post holder will use their existing knowledge and skills in modelling to help develop and applying some of CEH’s hydrological models.  Much of the work will focus on our GWAVA (Global Water AVailability Assessment) model which provides integrated analysis of water sources and demands at national to continental scales.

There will be opportunities to be involved in a variety of national and international water resource projects and to apply your modelling skills overseas, especially in Europe, southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

About you

  • You will have a PhD, or MSc and equivalent relevant experience, with strong numerical skills.
  • You must have a thorough understanding of hydrology and water resources management, and evidence of strong expertise in developing and implementing hydrological models.
  • You will have strong IT skills with proven ability in computer programming (preferably in FORTRAN, Python or R) and be able to give examples of application of those skills in an environmental context
  • You will be able to communicate effectively with scientific peers and seniors from different disciplines.
  • You will have a proven ability to take a lead role or significantly contributes to publications, reports, articles.
  • You will have a willingness and ability to work overseas for short periods at a time.

What we offer

In addition NERC offer a public sector pension scheme, 30 days’ annual leave and 10½ days’ public and privilege holiday per annum. We offer a flexible and supportive working environment and will encourage your continuing professional development as part of our career support.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to apply please visit our job board at Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

Closing Date: 

9th September 2018