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Research Associate – Agricultural Water Management Scientist, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (3-year fixed term)

Closing date: 31/08/2017

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) is seeking to recruit a Research Associate with an MSc in physical/environmental/agricultural science or civil engineering, or a good degree (2.1 or higher in a related subject) with relevant experience. 

The Research Associates' Programme offers the opportunity to gain practical experience of working within a research institute for three years whilst acquiring specialist and wider skills that will be valuable in a range of careers.

Knowledge and understanding of hydrology and water resources management for agriculture (irrigation) would be an advantage, as would experience of using hydrological data or applying hydrological models. You will be able to demonstrate programming ability with Visual Basic, Python or Fortran (essential) and must be familiar with one or more of the following: geographical information systems (e.g. ArcGIS, QGIS/GRASS), relational database management systems (e.g. ORACLE, SQL Server, MySQL) or statistical packages (e.g. R, SAS). It is essential that you are able to travel to study sites in the UK, Europe and Asia.

To apply please visit the UKSBS job board at http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc241843_7308.aspx and complete an application form (CVs will not be accepted as a standalone). The form should be uploaded via the "My Account" menu option on the "Jobs Home" page. Applicants unable to apply online should contact UKSBS by telephone on 01793 867000, quoting reference number IRC241843.