Environmental / Groundwater Modeller

Based at the BGS headquarters in Keyworth, Nottingham
UKRI - Band C (or possibly Band D)
Band C starting salary is £25,702 to £27,938 per annum (Band D salary, which starts at £31,931 per annum may be payable to very strong applicants who can also demonstrate most/all of the desirable criteria for this post)
Full-time - 37 hours a week (some flexible working options may be available, including a small amount of hybrid working, in line with BGS policy)

We ha ve an exciting opportunity for a talented and motivated Environmental / Groundwater Modeller to join the BGS Environmental Change, Adaptation & Resilience challenge area.

You will contribute to a range of environmental science and hydrogeological projects in the Environmental Modelling Topic. The work will be mostly UK based but there may also be opportunities to work overseas for short periods of time.

You will work as part of a project team and provide the expertise required to develop and apply modelling tools to study the terrestrial water cycle, subsurface processes, and interacting systems. You will also be expected to have a role in the development of environmental modelling more generally within the organisation, and in collaboration with other academic and industrial partners.

As part of a larger community of modellers and geoscientists in BGS you will be expected to share your knowledge and contribute to the development of new research ideas and projects.

You should have a MSc or PhD in an environmental science subject with broad knowledge of the hydrological / hydrogeological sciences as well as a first degree (Hons to 2:1 or better) in a science topic.

You must have significant degree level training in mathematics and have some experience of the development of models in a scientific programming language


Please note - you will be required to have the appropriate level of security screening/vetting required for the role. UKRI reserves the right to run or re-run security clearance as required during your employment.

Please also refer to the specific essential and desirable skills criteria for this post.

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. We would stress the importance of this paperwork in our selection process.

A well thought through application addressing the advertised essential and desirable criteria for the post will be considered far more favourably than a generic covering letter and CV.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 4th June 2023. Interviews are expected to be held in late June 2023 in Nottingham.

posted: 05 May 2023     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.