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Research Associate, Water Resources Hydrologist – Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford

Closing date: 20/05/2018

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding role where you can build on your skills and develop a career within a fascinating and globally important field of science? If so, the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) is looking for an enthusiastic person to join its Water Resources Systems Group, researching and applying hydrological models in the UK and internationally.

You will contribute effectively to a variety of current and planned applied research projects in the UK, Europe, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. You will help CEH deliver scientific evidence to underpin integrated water management approaches and assist in the development of decision-support tools for governments and agencies across the world. Working on issues such as the assessment of current and future water resources you will help develop and apply some of CEH's hydrological models, with a focus on our GWAVA (Global Water Availability Assessment) model. Strong IT skills are required, with examples of application of those skills in an environmental context. A proven ability in computer programming would be an advantage. The ability to travel to study sites in the UK and internationally (for example, in Africa and Asia) is essential.

The NERC Research Associates' Programme is an initiative which is intended to offer individuals the opportunity to gain practical experience of working within a research institute, whilst acquiring specialist and wider skills that will be valuable in a range of careers.

Applications are handled by UK SBS: to apply please visit the website and click the apply button. Please ensure that you complete an application form as CVs will not be accepted as a standalone. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867000, quoting reference number IRC245012.