Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Job title Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Department Architecture & Civil Engineering

Salary Starting from £33,199, rising to £39,609

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Friday 07 December 2018

Closing date Tuesday 08 January 2019

Interview date Thursday 14 February 2019

Reference CT6159R


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified researcher to work on a new interdisciplinary project ‘Mobilising historical flood data for use in contemporary flood risk assessments’ funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The post is primarily based in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering’s Water Environment and Infrastructure Resilience (WEIR) group with links to Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA) and in collaboration with School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh and The Department of Mathematical Sciences at University of Bath. 

The aim of the project is to understand how to use documentary evidence of past flood events within modern flood risk assessments, and to assess the utility of this information.  Focussing on the River Avon and its interactions with the historical city of Bath over the past three centuries, the appointee will be responsible for (i) investigating and documenting historical changes in river hydraulics and management of the River Avon in Bath and translating this evidence into hydraulic river models representing past conditions, (ii) reconstruction of identified historical flood events in the city of Bath using hydraulic and hydrological modelling tools, and (iii) investigating new methods for flood frequency analysis using historical datasets, including uncertainty assessments.  The successful candidate is also expected to engage in dissemination to local interest groups and stakeholders through outreach events.

Candidates should ideally have a PhD with experience in the use of hydraulic modelling tools is a requirements as well as an interest in statistical modelling of extreme events and an interest in history and public engagement.

The post is full time and is being offered on a fixed term contract basis, with an anticipated expiry date of 31 March 2020.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Thomas Kjeldsen ( (01225386298)

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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