Hydrological/ Hydrochemical Modeller
The work undertaken by The James Hutton Group is right at the top of the global agenda tackling problems such as the impact of climate change and threats to food and water security.
We are seeking to recruit a catchment Hydrological-Hydrochemical Modeller to work with colleagues across water-related disciplines within our Hydrology and Biogeochemistry science group and across the Institute. The successful candidate will play a key role in contributing to a diverse portfolio of interdisciplinary projects related to hydrological impacts of future environmental change.
This post will be responsible for developing and adapting models for application to water quality and quantity issues. You should have a PhD grounded in fundamental hydrological processes but will interact with colleagues working on aspects of hydrology, biogeochemical cycling and ecosystem modelling, integrating soils and land use, surface- and ground- waters. Typical applications include (but are not limited to) developing or modifying rainfall-runoff and transport process models for analyzing hydrological extremes and/or water pollution at a range of scales. We are seeking a hydrological modeller with the ability to upscale data from research scale (plot and sub-catchment) activities to catchment and national scales and with knowledge of web-interfacing, statistical and data-driven modelling. Our ideal candidate will already have some experience as a hydrological model developer or using and adapting existing modelling approaches, with strong programing abilities (e.g. in R or Python), underpinned by sound mathematical and statistical skills.
This is a fixed term 3-year post on a tenure track basis with opportunity to become permanent offers excellent training and career development opportunities in a creative and supportive team environment, including opportunities for scientific networking both nationally and internationally. The post will be based at our site in Aberdeen; with occasional requirement to travel between our sites (Aberdeen and Dundee) and research catchments and farms. We are looking for a motivated early career scientist (at a Post-doctoral level) with a strong publication record and experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team. More information on the detail of the post and the post holder can be found below in the job description.
Main Purpose of Job
Mathematical simulations of hydrological and biogeochemical processes at (sub-)catchment and national scales by application and modification of existing modelling approaches.
Main duties of post holder
Note: Due to the current COVID-19 lockdown restrictions it is possible that interviewing of candidates will be held remotely. You should therefore ensure you have access to a broadband connection and ideally a PC or laptop.
Due to the time of advertising, interviews will be held in 2021.
We will not consider the use of 3rd party recruitment agencies for the sourcing of candidates for this position.
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