Hydrogeologist/Environmental Scientist

Based in Wallingford, Oxfordshire


The British Geological Survey is one of the world's leading and forward thinking geological science institutes with a focus on both public good science for government and geoscientific research to understand earth and environmental processes. A vacancy has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic hydrogeologist/environmental scientist to be based at the BGS office in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

You will contribute to a range of groundwater-related projects in the BGS Groundwater Science Directorate. The work will be mostly UK based but there may be opportunities to work overseas for short periods of time. You will assist with the development and implementation of projects as part of a larger research project team but will be expected to work on tasks independently when required. The work will involve short periods of fieldwork carrying out measurements, sampling and testing as well as desk and laboratory based work. You will work on a diverse range of groundwater science projects characterising groundwater and its behaviour as part of wider catchment studies. It will include evaluating groundwater resources, pollutant impacts, groundwater extremes (floods and droughts), and the effects of environmental change. You will contribute to the interpretation and analysis of environmental data and to the preparation of technical reports and scientific publications and presentations.

You should have obtained a 2:1 in a relevant earth/environmental science degree and have an appropriate postgraduate qualification which demonstrates an understanding of hydrogeology/hydrology. In addition you must possess excellent numeracy and communication skills (both oral and written) and some evidence of numerical modelling and or databasing. The post involves team working, therefore you should be able to work effectively with others and have good time management skills. You are expected to have fieldwork experience and a full driving licence is required for the post.

Starting salary will be between 22,224 and 24,112 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. Working hours will be 37 per week excluding lunch breaks. A generous benefits package is also offered, including a company pension scheme, childcare allowance, 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 days public and privilege holidays.

Applications are managed by the UK Shared Business Services; to apply for this post please visit our job board at http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc235289_6787.aspx and submit a CV and covering letter. 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 IRC235289.

Closing date for receipt of application forms is 13 November 2016.

The Natural Environment Research Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. The British Geological Survey is an Investors in People organisation. There is a guaranteed Interview Scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.


posted: 24 October 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.