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Research Associate in Biogeomorphology

University of Glasgow - School of Geographical & Earth Sciences

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £35,845 to £40,322 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd October 2019
Closes: 31st October 2019
Job Ref: 029939

Job Purpose
To make a leading contribution to the UKRI GCRF Living Deltas Hub ( Work Package 4 working with Dr. Thorsten Balke of the University of Glasgow and project partners across the UK, Vietnam, India and Bangladesh. The postdoctoral research associate is expected to have specialist knowledge in coastal geomorphology and wetland ecology, preferably tropical mangroves. The aim of this 3-year postdoc project is to create a biogeomorphic coastal change indicator for mangrove coasts to feed into the identification and prediction of socio-ecological tipping points in large delta systems. Research activities will be largely field based using monitoring equipment but depending on the expertise of the successful candidate can also include additional remote sensing and modelling approaches. A sound understanding of coastal/deltaic geomorphology and/or hydrodynamics/hydrology in combination with biogeomorphic process understanding is essential. The candidate should be able to work in a multidisciplinary research environment and actively seek to cross disciplinary boundaries. The post offers sufficient space for the postdoc to develop independent projects that fit the aims of the work package and contribute to sustainable impact in the delta regions.

The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals, as well as help manage and direct aspects of the project as opportunities allow.

Standard Terms & Conditions
Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £35,845 - £40,322 per annum.

This post is full time with funding up to 3 years in the first instance.

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.

Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

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 equality.

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