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Research Assistant / Associate in Flood Modelling

Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £31,396 to £44,263 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th February 2024
Closes: 21st February 2024
Job Ref: 26653

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

The Role
We are seeking a Research Assistant/ Associate to continue the development and application of a scalable, transferable, platform for integrated flood risk assessment.

Your work will focus on flood risks, to enable hydraulic modelling to be deployed and to co-design new tools and mitigation strategies with by end-users. The ideal applicant will have experience of undertaking model-based risk assessments handling geospatial databases, code development, and use of Docker and Cloud Computing technologies.

You will join a team working on the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) funded DAFNI project. You will be in located in the internationally recognised and leading Water Group at the School of Engineering, Newcastle University. You will work collaboratively with researchers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds from Newcastle University, including the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.

This position is available immediately on a fixed-term contract basis for a duration of 10 months from the commencement date, with the view to extend. We are committed to building and maintaining a fair and inclusive working environment and we would be happy to discuss arrangements for flexible and/or blended working.

To apply, please complete an online application and upload a CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter is a supporting statement, and you should outline how you meet the essential criteria of the role and evidence this with examples.

For more information about the Water Group, please click here: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/engineering/research/civil/water/.

Please contact Vassilis Glenis, vassilis.glenis@newcastle.ac.uk, for informal enquiries.

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