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Research Assistant/Associate in Flood Risk and Impact Modelling - D154870R

Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st September 2018
Closes: 20th October 2018
Job Ref: 200385

Salary: £27,831 - £29,515 per annum (Near Completion)
£30,395 - £39,610 per annum (Awarded)

Closing Date: 20 October 2018

We are looking to recruit an experienced flood risk and flood impact modeller to work on international projects based primarily in Uganda, China and Malaysia. The post is aligned with two recently funded projects by the NERC SHEAR programme and the Global Challenges Research Fund (EPSRC-led).

You will be based in the Water Group and will work in close collaboration with researchers and project partners in country. The research will assess flood risk in a range of contexts where data availability can be poor and will assess impacts to communities and their supporting infrastructure and make recommendations of how both could be more resilient.

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.

You will hold a PhD in a relevant subject (or be close to completion). Knowledge and experience of flood modelling is essential, and experience in fieldwork, contributing to workshops and visualisation techniques would be beneficial. Please note this post will require travel and work overseas for short periods of time. 

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

This is a full time, fixed term post, available for a duration two years in the first instance.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Claire Walsh ( or Professor Richard Dawson (

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

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