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Research Fellow/Senior Research Assistant

Earth Surface Dynamics

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £27,578 to £33,884
Full Time Fixed Term
Closing Date:  Tuesday 22 May 2012
Interview Date:   Monday 16 July 2012
Reference:  113212WR

We are seeking to appoint a post-doctoral researcher in the field of river bank erosion modelling to work on an UN FAO funded project on the Indus River in Pakistan

The post-holder will join the Earth Surface Dynamics research group within Geography and Environment, in the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences. The ESD research group has several research foci including: understanding the relationships between climate forcing, river channel morphodynamics, and sediment efflux from the Asian mega-rivers; understanding how deep-sea turbidity currents shape submarine meandering channels; development of cellular automaton modelling tools to simulate ecogeomorphological processes in dryland environments; and, investigations of landscape dynamics at the marine-terrestrial interface. The post is available at a ERE level 4 and is offered as a eighteen-month position.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. Geography, Geology, Civil Engineering, Oceanography, Earth Sciences) and an emerging profile of excellent academic publications.  It is essential that you have a background in modelling river bank erosion and/or lateral channel migration, ideally on large rivers affected by monsoonal flood pulses. You will have a fundamental understanding of hydraulics and computational methods and you will be able to contribute to developing the group’s research portfolio and publications. A willingness to travel overseas, specifically to the Indian sub-continent, is also necessary.  

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor (Paul Carling;; tel: 0238059 2214)

The closing date for this post is 22 May 2012.  Please apply online through alternatively telephone 023 8059 2750 for an application form. Please quote vacancy reference number 113212WR on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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