PDRA in Data Assimilation for Urban Flood Inundation Modelling

University of Reading - Department of Meteorology

Start date: As soon as possible

Interview date: 16 November 2016

Post type: Full-time, Fixed term (up to 48 months)

We seek an enthusiastic research scientist for a postdoctoral research position, funded by the EPSRC project “Data Assimilation for the Resilient City” (DARE). Data assimilation (DA) is an emerging, mathematical technique fusing complex computational models with heterogeneous observations. The objective for the post is to use advanced DA to create a step-change in skill for numerical predictions of urban flooding. The post holder will undertake research in data assimilation for flood inundation modelling, using synthetic aperture radar data alongside datasets of opportunity such as smartphone photographs and CCTV.

You will have:

  • a PhD or equivalent experience, in a quantitative physical science, engineering or mathematics.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to write and adapt computer programs.

Informal contact details

Contact role: Associate Professor in Data Assimilation

Contact name: Dr Sarah Dance

Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 6452  

Contact email: s.l.dance@reading.ac.uk

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role: Research Fellow

Contact name: Dr David Mason

Contact phone:+44 (0)118 378 8740

Contact email: d.c.mason@reading.ac.uk

To formally apply, please visit www.reading.ac.uk/jobs or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH. Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail)

Please quote the relevant reference number. The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.

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