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Hydrogeologists

British Geological Survey - BGS Groundwater Team

Location: Edinburgh, Nottingham
Salary: £39,375 per annum. Appointment will be at UKRI Pay Band D/S2
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th June 2024
Closes: 7th July 2024

The BGS is recruiting several new staff for our Groundwater team, and we welcome applications from hydrogeologists and scientists working in groundwater-related topics who want to work with us and use their knowledge and skills to meet societal need for a sustainable future

You can find out more about the BGS Strategy here

These roles can either be based in Nottingham or Edinburgh

A great benefits package is offered, including an outstanding pension scheme (with a very generous employer contribution – on average 27% of your pay), 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, and access to flexi-time

Full-time – 37 hours a week or part-time considered

5 positions available

About our Groundwater team

BGS is recognised by its stakeholders as the authoritative national and international long-term provider of data, information and impartial advice on groundwater resources. BGS has a global reputation for powerful research into groundwater resources and particularly for its role in water security and climate change adaptation and implications for human health and livelihoods.
We have opportunities for enthusiastic postgraduates/professionals with hydrogeology or water resource knowledge and experience to join us.

About the role

You will apply specialist scientific and technical skills to deliver and develop research projects for BGS. This will include:

  • Applying specialist hydrogeology, numerical and geoscience skills to deliver and develop research projects for BGS.
  • Undertaking hydrogeological field data collection, data analysis, interpretation and reporting.
  • Assisting with to publications, presentations and research funding applications.
  • Engaging with internal and external partners and customers.
  • Working overseas and with international partners.

As you establish your career within BGS, you will become responsible for management of research tasks/work packages and supervision of students or other staff.

About you

We are keen to hear from you if you meet the following essential requirements. We will review essential and desirable requirements at both the shortlisting and interview stage.

Essential requirements

  • A PhD with a strong element of hydrogeology or water resource science or a hydrogeology (or closely related) MSc plus a reasonable amount of work experience in hydrogeology.
  • You may also apply if you expect to complete a relevant PhD by September 2024 or have a first degree in a relevant subject and a good amount of professional experience in the hydrogeology or water resources sector.
  • Enthusiasm for the work of BGS and our core values of impact, impartiality, and knowledge.
  • Good personal organisation and ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Willingness to learn and commitment to professional development.
  • Numeracy and data analysis skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

How to apply:

For full details on the role, please click on the ‘Apply’ button above. Please submit an application including your CV and a Cover Letter that clearly showcases how your skills and experience align to the requirements of the role.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 7 July 2024. Interviews are expected to be either week commencing 22 July or 29 July 2024 in Keyworth, Nottingham.

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