New Position: PDRA in Hydrological Modelling

We are looking for a PDRA with expertise in distributed hydrological modelling to join the LANDWISE project team, funded through NERC’s Evaluating the Effectiveness of Natural Flood Management programme. The LANDWISE consortium includes investigators from the University of Reading, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the British Geological Survey, Forest Research, JBA Consulting, the Environment Agency and many other Project Partners. The project aims to assess the effectiveness of Natural Flood Management measures that relate to land management (such as tillage, soil management, organic amendments, and crop choice).
In particular, we are interested in applications with a strong background in modelling of terrestrial hydrological processes, catchment-scale distributed hydrological modelling and/or land surface processes modelling, in particular in relation to lowland catchments. Additionally, we welcome applicants with experience in temperate lowland groundwater fed catchments, although we encourage suitably qualified candidates working in other environments to apply.
You will have:
  • PhD (or soon to obtain PhD) in relevant subject or discipline (e.g. Hydrology, or relevant Physical or Environmental Science, or lowland catchment modelling)
  • Experience working with distributed process-based hydrological models and/or land surface or soil-vegetation-atmosphere-transfer models
  • Proven ability to handle, post-process, and analyse large data sets required and produced by models mentioned above.
  • Skills in scientific programming (e.g. Fortran, Python)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills across a range of audiences, from technical to non-technical
  • Willingness to collaborate with a team of researchers and partners towards common project goals
  • Willingness to travel and participate in regular activities and meetings at project partner institutions, workshops, field-sites, partner meetings, public engagement, conferences, etc.

Closing date: 6 July 2018

For more information on how to apply, visit the University of Reading web page.

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