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Research Associate, Hydrological Modeller

Closing date: 09/09/2018

NERC CEH are seeking an enthusiastic hydrologist to help  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. 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. 

To apply, please use this link:  http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc246158_8495.aspx


Research Associate in Water Resource Systems Modelling

Closing date: 07/09/2018

The Environmental Change Institute (ECI) in the University of Oxford successfully led the major research project MaRIUS: Managing the Risks,  Impacts and Uncertainties of droughts and water Scarcity within the UK  Droughts on Water Scarcity Programme. During the MaRIUS project, a national water resource system model was developed using the WATHNET modelling system.
The WATHNET model is being extended to cover all of England and Wales in  support of national water resources assessment and investment planning. MaRIUS  has now received additional funding to support dissemination and stakeholder uptake of the research. A team of researchers are making datasets available  and providing case studies, demonstrations and training.
We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate who will work with us to  complete the WATHNET model, generate innovative research results and help to  make the system available to practitioners in government and industry.
The successful candidate will have experience of the implementation of water  resources system models. You will have a flair for the development of  innovative system modelling solutions. You must have a Doctorate and excellent  programming skills, demonstrated through the implementation of system models,  and ideally experience of optimisation, distributed computing and  visualisation. You will have a sound understanding of drought risk analysis,  uncertainty analysis and decision analysis and preferably innovative  experience of applying these methodologies in the context of water management  and water infrastructure planning decisions. You will be expected to publish their research work in the international academic literature.  
You will participate enthusiastically in the multidisciplinary research consortium, including engagement with project stakeholders in government and industry.
This is a fixed-term post for 12 months in the first instance.
For an informal discussion about the post, contact Professor Jim Hall, via his  PA: sue.king@eci.ox.ac.uk.
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 7 September 2018, and interviews will be held week commencing Monday 17 September 2018.
Click here for more information https://data.ox.ac.uk/doc/vacancy/136350.html

Senior Research Fellow in Water Quality Science

Closing date: 31/08/2018

Coventry University has retained its title of top UK modern university and has just been ranked 13thin the UK overall, and has invested over £250 million in research excellence and in its estate and facilities, including for environmental research. The University has also established several new Research Centres, one of which, the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR), established 2014, hosts water and environmental research.

This SRF position, located in CAWR, is a very senior post - equivalent to an Associate Professorship. CAWR now has 50 research staff and 30 PhD students. Limited teaching is expected. CU finance has allowed the purchase of a new Mass Spectrometer and instruments in 5 new labs. Two Research Technicians support lab research. This position locates in the Water area of CAWR. The four waterstreams are: 

Water Quality & Pollution Dynamics; Fluvial Processes; Hydrology and Environmental Change; and Urban Water.

For further information, and details of how to apply, please click on:


Hydrologist / Water resources specialist - Mott MacDonald

Closing date: 17/08/2018

The availability of water, in the right quantity and quality, is vital to meet ever-growing demands. We provide specialist hydrological and hydrogeological services to clients around the world for applications, optimising the performance, to  understanding the impact of climate change on water availability.

If you are passionate about delivering sustainable solutions in the world of water, then we may have a place for you in our Cambridge team. You will support the team on a range of UK and international water resources and flood risk projects. We are happy to consider applications from a range of backgrounds. This position can be offered on either a full-time or a part-time basis.

Applications should be sent to: https://xjobs.brassring.com/1033/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25141&siteid=5169&areq=34500BR&codes=BHS.