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Position: Senior Research Associate in Multi-hazard Risk Modelling
Institution: University of Oxford
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Duties: You will focus on process-based modelling of meteorological, hydrological and geomorphological conditions that lead to landslide susceptibility using a combination of in situ observations and satellite remote sensing. You will be required to collaborate with physical scientists, social scientists, and a wide range of partner organisations in Nepal and elsewhere, including government departments, national and international NGOs, and the UN. You will contribute analysis and results to collaborative research projects on the topic of multi-hazard risk modelling. You will publish in highly-ranked, peer-reviewed academic journals and contribute to MSc teaching activities. You will be offered significant opportunities to develop innovative science-based solutions to pressing problems in geomorphology, hydrology, and overseas development
Requirements: The successful candidate must hold or be close to completion of, a PhD/DPhil in a relevant subject with research experience. You will be an experienced geomorphologist, hydrologist or process-based risk modeller with a strong track record of publication in the scientific literature and a genuine motivation to address applied challenges in these fields. You will be able to propose and develop new theoretical approaches and implement them in a high-level scientific programming language. Experience of producing high quality policy-relevant work of the highest standards and to tight deadlines is essential
   
Text: Senior Research Associate in Multi-hazard Risk Modelling School of Geography and the Environment South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY We are seeking a Senior Research Associate to work on a research project to predict multi-hazard risks in Nepal to support sustainable livelihoods. The post is funded by the UK Global Challenges Research Fund and aims to improve decision-making and preparedness in Nepal in order to mitigate the impacts of earthquakes, monsoon rainfall, and landslides. You will focus on process-based modelling of meteorological, hydrological and geomorphological conditions that lead to landslide susceptibility using a combination of in situ observations and satellite remote sensing. You will be required to collaborate with physical scientists, social scientists, and a wide range of partner organisations in Nepal and elsewhere, including government departments, national and international NGOs, and the UN. You will contribute analysis and results to collaborative research projects on the topic of multi-hazard risk modelling. You will publish in highly-ranked, peer-reviewed academic journals and contribute to MSc teaching activities. You will be offered significant opportunities to develop innovative science-based solutions to pressing problems in geomorphology, hydrology, and overseas development. The successful candidate must hold or be close to completion of, a PhD/DPhil in a relevant subject with research experience. You will be an experienced geomorphologist, hydrologist or process-based risk modeller with a strong track record of publication in the scientific literature and a genuine motivation to address applied challenges in these fields. You will be able to propose and develop new theoretical approaches and implement them in a high-level scientific programming language. Experience of producing high quality policy-relevant work of the highest standards and to tight deadlines is essential. The appointment will be at Grade 8 for which the starting salary is £42,149. The successful candidate will have the salary fixed according to experience. If no suitable applicant is forthcoming, an appointment at Grade 7 (£33,309 - £40,927) (with an appropriate adjustment of duties) may be considered. Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women, black, and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in posts in SoGE. SoGE are committed to equality and values diversity. This is a full-time post until 31 December 2024. Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application. The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 6 July 2022, and interviews will be held week commencing 18 July 2022. Contact Person : HR Assistant Vacancy ID : 158391 Contact Phone : 01865 285082 Closing Date & Time : 06-Jul-2022 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 8 Contact Email : hr@ouce.ox.ac.uk Salary (£) : 42149 - 50296 Click on the link(s) below to view documents Filesize 158391 - Job Description and Person Specification 350.5
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