Research Associate - B97387R

Newcastle University - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Geography, Politics & Sociology

Applications are invited for a highly motivated and enthusiastic field scientist to be based in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology. The post is tenable until 1st May 2019 from February 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. You should be a field scientist with a PhD with a proven record of achievement in the study of fluvial systems and hydrological monitoring. You should have a creative approach to solving problems and an appropriate level of technical ability in the acquisition and analysis of hydrological field data sets from river systems.

Experience of hydrological monitoring, field survey techniques (e.g. dGPS/TLS/drones) and GIS is essential, as are excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. You will work on the NERC-funded projects ‘TENDERLY (Towards END-to End flood forecasting and a tool for Real-time catchment susceptibility)’ and ‘Real-time low-cost monitoring for hydro-geomorphological risk reduction in Chile’.

You are invited to discuss the post informally with Professor Andy Russell at 0191 208 6951.

The School holds a bronze/silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

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