Hydrogeologist/Environmental Scientist x 2 posts
£22,224 per annum to £24,112 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience)
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. Two vacancies have arisen for highly motivated and enthusiastic hydrogeologists/ environmental scientists. One is to be based at the BGS offices in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, and one at the BGS offices in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire.
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 groundwater science projects as part of a larger research project team but will also 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 behavior 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 also contribute to the interpretation and analysis of environmental data and to the preparation of technical reports and scientific publications and presentations.
You should be educated to 2:1 in a relevant degree and have appropriate postgraduate qualification or significant relevant experience which demonstrate an understanding of Hydrogeology/Hydrology. In addition, you must possess excellent numeracy and communication skills (both oral and written) and provide evidence of experience in data analysis and modelling or in the application of field techniques such as tracer testing, distributed temperature sensing or hydraulic testing. The post involves team working and spending short periods undertaking fieldwork, therefore, you should be able to work effectively with others and have good time-management skills. A full driving license and willingness to drive are a requirement for the post.
Starting salary will be between £22,224 per annum and £24,112 per annum 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 salary sacrifice scheme, 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 days public and privilege holidays.
This is advertised as a full time post but we will consider applications from those who require more flexible arrangements.
Closing date for applications is 26th March 2018.
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