Research Fellow in Modelling Climate Impacts on Water

University of Sussex School of Global Studies

United Kingdom

Research Fellow in Modelling Climate Impacts on Water

School/department: School of Global Studies, Department of Physical Geography, Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP)

Hours: full time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE / Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).

Contract: fixed term until 28 February 2022

Reference:  4245

Salary: starting at £33,797 to £40,322  per annum, pro rata if part time current salary scales can be found here

Placed on: 11 August 2020

Closing date:  14 September 2020.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.

Expected start date: November 2020

Job description

Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship to work with Professor Joseph Alcamo on an interdisciplinary project funded by the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP), a collaborative initiative by the University of Sussex and Institute of Development Studies to develop an international programme in sustainability research. The project is entitled “Modelling the impacts of climate change on water quality”. The objectives of the project are:  (1) to implement an existing global water quality model on University of Sussex computer system; (2) use the implemented model to analyse the impacts of climate change on water quality in rivers. More about the project is given below under “Project Description”.

For this position, the University of Sussex is looking for a PhD or Masters with solid programming skills and experience in implementing advanced software.  An educational background and/or experience in environmental or climate themes is very desirable but not required.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic early career scientist. You will be based in the School of Global Studies and will interact with a community of dynamic young scientists working under the umbrella of the SSRP.

Please contact Professor Joseph Alcamo, for informal enquiries.

How to apply

Download our academic post application form [DOC 301.50KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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