|From||"Clark, Douglas B." <email@example.com>|
|Date||Fri, 14 Oct 2011 17:22:57 +0100|
The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), in Wallingford, UK, is recruiting a Research Associate in the area of global hydrological modelling. The job is centred around the development and use of computer models that describe hydrology (including water resources) and biogeochemistry at regional and global scales. These include the JULES, Grid-2-Grid and GWAVA models. Although all are spatially-distributed numerical models, they differ in that they are designed for different applications, such as predicting country-scale flood statistics, assessing global water demand or quantifying continental-scale terrestrial carbon budgets. The successful applicant will be part of a team developing and using the models for a range of applications. Although the focus is on hydrology, in a broad sense, the researcher can also expect to spend some time on related topics in the surface energy balance and carbon cycles. Evaluating the models against a variety of data types (e.g. river flow measurements, Earth Observation products, local measurements of evaporation and carbon dioxide fluxes) is an important part of the job. Further details can be found at http://www.ceh.ac.uk/personnel/Global-Water-Balance-Modeller.html . Candidates will already have a PhD or equivalent research experience in physical sciences, mathematics or other numerate disciplines. Desirable skills include experience of working with Unix, programming and knowledge of either physical land surface or hydrological processes and experience of manipulating large data sets. The salary for this post is in the range £26,180 to £29,410 per annum depending on skills. In addition you will enjoy a rewards package that includes access to NERC's public sector pension scheme, 30 days' annual leave and 10.5 days' public and privilege holiday per annum. Applications are handled by the RCUK Shared Services Centre; to apply please visit our job board at https://ext.ssc.rcuk.ac.uk and complete an online application form. Applicants who would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867003, Please quote reference number IRC31716. Closing date: 23 October 2011. -- This message (and any attachments) is for the recipient only. NERC is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the contents of this email and any reply you make may be disclosed by NERC unless it is exempt from release under the Act. Any material supplied to NERC may be stored in an electronic records management system.
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