Postdoctoral Research Associate / Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter - College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Centre for Water Systems

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate / Postdoctoral Research Fellow to support the work of Prof. Dragan Savic. This EPSRC funded post is available from 01 January 2017 until 30 June 2017 with a possibility of extension on similar projects. The current project will develop Serious Games to help stakeholders explore causal relationships and the effect of policies on Water-Food-Energy systems.

The post will include modelling and software development to support ongoing work for Serious Games development, primarily in water systems simulation and optimisation areas.  The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.  At Postdoctoral Research Fellow level, the successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in water systems modelling and optimisation, and be able to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required.

The successful candidate will be appointed at Postdoctoral Research Associate (Grade E) or Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Grade F) depending on the skills and experience the individual can bring to the role.  Candidates should demonstrate their achievement against the relevant criteria in the accompanying person specifications which will be used to make an appointment at an appropriate level. Starting salaries at the appropriate grade are:

Postdoctoral Research Associate on Grade E from £28,452 - £32,958 per annum

Postdoctoral Research Fellow on Grade F from £33,958 per annum

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to Please quote reference number P54822 in any correspondence.

The College is working towards department Silver Athena SWAN awards as a commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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