Research Assistant/Associate (INTENSE) - D95132R

Newcastle University - Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering - Engineering - Infrastructure

£27,285 to £28,936 (PhD not awarded)
£29,799 to £38,833 (PhD Awarded)

Applications are invited for a highly motivated and enthusiastic researcher to be based in the School of Engineering. You will carry out research on the project “INTENSE: INTElligent use of climate models for adaptatioN to non-Stationary hydrological Extremes” funded by the European Research Council. You will be responsible for work to examine the influence of local thermodynamics (temperature, humidity etc.) on sub-daily and daily precipitation extremes around the globe using a new global sub-daily precipitation dataset being collected as part of the project, and examine this in relation to climate model outputs. This will involve working with Dr Geert Lenderink and his team at KNMI, Netherlands.

You should have a PhD (awarded or nearing completion, or have equivalent and substantial relevant experience), with a proven record of achievement in a relevant research area and a creative approach to solving problems with an appropriate level of mathematical ability and prior use and knowledge of statistics. Experience in handing and manipulation of large datasets and computer programming skills are essential. Experience with precipitation datasets is desirable. You will have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. You will also have the ability to work to deadlines and manage competing priorities.

This post is available fixed term for 12 months and is full time.

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Informal enquiries and requests for more detailed project information should be directed to Professor Hayley Fowler (

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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.

The University holds a 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.

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