Impact Translation Fellow (2 posts), Faculty of Environment
Impact Translation Fellow (2 posts)
Faculty of Environment
Salary: Grade 7 (£32,004 - £38,183 p.a.)
Would you like to be part of an exciting new research project mitigating the risks of floods and droughts, improving water quality and bringing significant benefits to the economy, environment and wider society? Are you educated to Masters or PhD level in a relevant science or social science discipline, such as geomorphology, hydrology, hydrogeology, biogeochemistry, environmental economics or climate science?
The Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP) is a £6 million investment over five years, with funding from the Natural Environment Research Council, aimed at generating solutions to significant environmental issues and bringing benefits across rural and urban areas of Yorkshire. The programme requires a team of innovative communicators, experts and administrators to support the translation of science and the engagement of agencies across all sectors.
Reporting to the Programme Manager and Academic Lead, you will be at the interface between academia and stakeholder organisations, solving problems facing industry and government in the broad area of catchment dynamics, including flooding, drought mitigation, water quality, agricultural resilience and carbon sequestration.
The projects you will undertake will depend on your skill set but relevant topics include: hydrological or climate modelling; downscaling climate predictions; catchment solutions options mapping and optimisation (water quality, flooding, drought, carbon sequestration, biodiversity); payments for ecosystem services evaluations; economic evaluation of resilient infrastructure solutions; flood forecasting process evaluation; water quality prediction tools; and improving peatland management and restoration guidance.
Project management skills, excellent communications skills and the ability to produce reports are essential requirements of the role.
What does the role entail?
As an Impact Translation Fellow, your main duties will include:
These duties provide a framework for the role and should not be regarded as a definitive list. Other reasonable duties may be required consistent with the grade of the post.
What will you bring to the role?
As an Impact Translation Fellow you will have:
You may also have:
How to apply
You can apply for this role online; more guidance can be found on our How to Apply information. Applications should be submitted by 23.59 (UK time) on the closing date.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Professor David Hodgson, Deputy Director of iCASP
Working at Leeds
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Criminal record information
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
A criminal record check is not required for this position, however, all applicants will be required to declare if they have any 'unspent' criminal offences, including those pending.
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