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Research Associate

University of Glasgow - School of Geographical and Earth Sciences

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £35,210 to £39,610
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th October 2018
Closes: 11th November 2018
Job Ref: 023292

Job Purpose

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work on the NERC project titled “Catchment susceptibility to hydrometeorological hazards: sediment flux and geomorphic change as drivers of flood risk in the Philippines.” The aims of this project are: (1) to develop a national-scale catchment characteristics database to assess the susceptibility of different catchments to morphological change impacts on flood hazard; and (2) to assess flood hazards arising from morphological change associated with variations in sediment supply and the influence of lateral constraints on channel morphological adjustment. To address the latter aim, the project will acquire multi-temporal airborne LiDAR data across two catchments in northern Luzon, will assess sediment transport rates using a morphological approach, and will develop two-dimensional hydraulic and morphodynamics models.

You will work with Dr Richard Williams (Principal Investigator), Prof Trevor Hoey and Dr Brian Barrett (Co-Investigators) and a research team that is dedicated to the project at the University of the Philippines - Diliman. Knowledge of fluvial geomorphology is essential. Skills in remote sensing and/or using Geographic Information Systems would be advantageous. There is scope for the Research Associate to enhance research directions and goals within the remit of project proposal.

The Research Associate will contribute to field campaigns in the Philippines, will present findings at international conferences and to project partners in the Philippines, and will publish project findings in international scientific publications. 

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, Level 7, £35 210 - £39 610 per annum.

This position has funding for up to 33 months in the first instance and is full time at 35 hours per week.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

Vacancy reference: 023292.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

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