Research Fellow (81441-018)

University of Warwick - School of Engineering

The full-time fixed term post is available until 31st January 2021 (approximately 3 years).

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and dynamic researcher to work on “PATHWAYS and evolution of pollutants: Interactions between physical controlling effects, microbial community composition and pollutant biodegradation” (NERC Grant Reference: NE/R003645/1). The project will employ a range of novel fundamental research approaches, including laboratory and field tracer studies, data interpretation and simulations, to ascertain the physical and microbial pathways determining the fate of pollutants within a range of flow regimes.

This post is based at the University of Warwick (using our advanced experimental flumes in Engineering, and laboratory facilities in Life Sciences), but the successful candidate will be required to make regular trips to India sometimes for extended periods to participate in field work, workshops, etc.; so, readiness to embark on long haul travel is essential. You will be responsible for conducting the research as outlined above in collaboration with Dr Jonathan Pearson (UoW, Engineering) & Prof Kapil Gupta (IITB, India), and Prof Gary Bending & Dr Hendrik Schaefer (UoW, Life Sciences).

You will have a PhD in relevant discipline (Hydrology, Water Resources, Civil Engineering, or Biological Sciences), with a strong 'A' level (or equivalent) in Mathematics. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, time management and IT skills. You will possess quantitative and qualitative research skills in physical experimental work in both laboratory and fieldwork environments. The ability to code in Matlab will constitute a distinct advantage.

You will be expected to support the groups PhD students in their analyses and provide a small amount of undergraduate and MSc teaching. The group has several other overseas projects and you will be expected to contribute to the help manage these travelling overseas.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure. Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure.

The University aims to promote work life balance for all employees and the School of Engineering will consider a range of possible flexible working arrangements in order to recruit the best candidate.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.

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