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Research Associate - Fixed Term Contract

Architecture & Civil Engineering

Salary:  Starting from £32,548, rising to £38,833
Placed On:  Friday 09 February 2018
Closing Date:  Tuesday 13 March 2018
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  CT5629

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and qualified hydrological modelling researcher to work on a new interdisciplinary project aiming to develop a public health early-warning system. This is one of five PDRA positions within ReNEW (Developing Resilient Nations – Towards a Public Heath Early Warning System via Urban Water Profiling), the University of Bath and Stellenbosch University (South Africa) consortium funded by the EPSRC Global Challenges Research Fundmore details are available here (http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/P028403/1).  The post is primarily based at the University of Bath in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering’s Water Environment and Infrastructure Resilience (WEIR) group, but with links to other project partners.

Focussing on the city of Stellenbosch and surrounding environments, the appointee will be responsible for developing a robust modelling system representing the hydrological response and concentrations of biomarkers in runoff from selected urban catchments in the region.  The aim is to use the system as part of a real-time forecasting system.  The successful candidate is also expected to engage with academic and non-academic partners in both the UK and South Africa.  On occasions the candidate will be expected to travel to South Africa to assist in field work, data collection from third parties and project meetings.

Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, ideally with experience in the use of hydrological and hydraulic modelling tools, and GIS.  Previous experience with urban water management models such as SWIMM or InfoWorks, and water quality modelling would be advantageous.

This post is being offered on a fixed term contract basis of up to 23 months in duration

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Thomas Kjeldsen (t.r.kjeldsen@bath.ac.uk) (01225386298)

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