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Associate Professorship in Water Quality Science

Closing date: 29/03/2019

Coventry University, CAWR Research Centre: Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) invites applications for the post of Associate Professor in Water Quality Science. Please see the two links below for further information: 

To apply for this post please click here

We look forward to your application!

Hydrologist with Scottish Water

Closing date: 20/03/2019

Scottish Water is one of the UK’s leading water companies, the quality of drinking water and satisfaction with the service we provide our customers has never been higher - but we want to be even better – and you could help play an important part!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Water Resources Hydrologist to join Scottish Water’s Hydrology Team on a full-time, two year, fixed term basis. The team provides a centre of technical excellence in Scottish Water for Hydrology, Groundwater and Drought Planning for all aspects of Water Resource Management.  You will be working on hydrological and water resource modelling, using drought management tools, providing hydrological expertise for Operations, Water Resource Planning, Abstraction Licensing, Environmental Reviews and producing the weekly water resources reports. Engaging with stakeholders (internal and external) is a key part of the role.

The primary location for this role is Edinburgh, but we have an agile working policy which can provide some flexibility.   

To apply, please follow the link below

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Post-doc opportunity: Newcastle University

Closing date: 14/02/2019

An exciting PostDoc opportunity at Newcastle University.  As part of an EPSRC-funded project entitled ‘Urban Green DaMS (Design and Modelling of SuDS), we have a 2.5 year opening for a

Research Assistant/Associate in Sustainable Drainage Systems - D182507R:

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Hydrologist with the EA

Closing date: 21/01/2019

Water resources are under pressure. We need someone to help manage them. Become a hydrologist at the Environment Agency and you will take on the challenge of providing an integrated hydrology service to those who need it, requiring both technical and operational expertise. Your responsibilities will be varied and always rewarding. Technically, you’ll work on low flow analysis, modelling and forecasting flows, producing weekly and monthly water situation reports, responding to consultations on abstraction license and hydropower scheme applications, and being involved in drought management. Operationally, you’ll manage water transfer schemes, making decisions on whether to transfer water and for how long. Key to both are building relationships with our stakeholders who are affected by how water resources is managed in this part of the world.

Joining the Hydrology & Operations Team at our Brampton office, you’ll play an important role ensuring that water is effectively managed for the needs of users and the environment. Whilst the team covers a large area you will be focusing on the River Great Ouse catchment within East Anglia Area, providing an integrated hydrology service to our customers.

For further information and how to apply, follow the link:

Chemical Field Fate Group Leader

Closing date: 14/01/2019

An outstanding opportunity for a chemical fate specialist to take on a leadership position in a dynamic, commercial organisation that prides itself on delivering novel solutions to seemingly impossible problems. Based at Meden Vale, Nottinghamshire, this permanent position attracts a competiative salary to lead our Field Fate and Stewardship Group; project manage GLP projects in a fast moving, client focused commercial environment, and to sell and develop business in higher tier field based approaches to chemical regulatory investigations.



Vacancies at Newcastle University

Closing date: 13/01/2019

Newcastle University is looking to appoint three leadership positions who will play a central role over the full five year duration of the multi-million pound GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub.  The Hub brings together world leading research institutions and stakeholder partners in India, Ethiopia, Colombia, Malaysia, and the UK.

GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub Manager - D180308A 

GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub Impacts and Communications Manager - D180350A

GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Hub Core Research Fellow - D181012R

Please direct any enquiries regarding this post to Professor Richard Dawson (, Principal Investigator of the GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub.  Further jobs will follow from across the Hub’s partnership.

Research Assistant / Associate in Real-time Urban Flood Risk Analytics - D157557R2

Closing date: 12/01/2019

Newcastle University, Engineering Unit are are looking to recruit an experienced flood risk modeller to develop new tools for real-time impacts analysis.  

You will use data from Newcastle University’s world-leading Urban Observatory and develop big data analytics and cloud computing techniques to understand the impacts of flooding in the urban area. You will analyse traditional and non-traditional data to improve understanding of urban flooding processes, and their impacts – including for example disruption to transport networks. You will have a PhD in a relevant subject area (or close to completion), and whilst based in the Water Group as part of the NERC funded Flood-PREPARED project, you will work closely with a team of big data, cloud computing, statistical and flood modelling experts to co-develop a demonstrator for Newcastle.

The project is affiliated with the UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure & Cities (UKCRIC), and Newcastle’s membership of the Alan Turing Institute. This post is available fixed term for two years in the first instance.

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Richard Dawson ( or Professor Stuart Barr ( ).

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