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Research Associate, Imperial College London, UK

Applications are open for a Research Associate to contribute to a new UK NERC funded research project on Coupled Human and Natural Systems Environment (CHANSE) for water management under uncertainty in the Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP). This project is in collaboration with the UK (University of Exeter and British Geological Survey) and Indian (IIT Mumbai, IISc Bangalore, IITM Pune and ATREE Bangalore) research and academic partners.

The overarching aim of the CHANSE project is to improve mapping and quantification of dominant interactions and feedbacks between human activities and the hydro-meteorological system of the IGP. This project will provide information for improved decision-making on water allocation for agriculture, drinking water, ecosystems and other needs.

The successful candidate will be responsible for (1) collecting and analysing field measurements and survey data on irrigation, urban and other relevant water uses in the IGP; (2) developing irrigation and urban water consumer modules and (3) contributing to demand modules integration into land surface and system dynamics models.

This project will be supervised by Dr Ana Mijic at the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Section, Imperial College. There will also be considerable interaction with other project partners and therefore ample opportunity to gain experience of a working on a collaborative research project.

Applicants must have a Bachelors and/or Masters degree (or equivalent) in a relevant area of engineering and hold, a PhD or equivalent in engineering or environmental sciences with experience in data collection, environmental modelling and models integration. The ideal candidate should have the following skills and background:

  • Practical experience of field data collection in developing countries.
  • Experience of water management modelling and environmental models integration.
  • Demonstrated competence in programming languages including Matlab, R and Python.
  • Ability to contribute to team-based project development and delivery.
  • Evidence of communication skills including a track record of peer-reviewed publications.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £29,800 - £32,970 per annum.

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Dr Ana Mijic directly: ana.mijic@imperial.ac.uk

Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please click ‘apply’ below or go to https://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants/  (Select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number EN20160161FH. Further information is also available on the job description.

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Lucy Chivers at l.chivers@imperial.ac.uk.
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