Jobs - Research Associate in Modelling Mixing Mechanisms, University of Sheffield, UK
Faculty of Engineering: Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Contract Type: Fixed term until 31 May 2022, with an anticipated start date of 1 December 2018.

We have an exciting opportunity in the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering for an enthusiastic individual to work with us in investigating novel approaches for describing mixing processes in one-dimensional water network models, used in water supply, urban drainage and river catchment management.  The postholder will be expected to take an active lead in developing the research programme in one of the identified areas: water supply, urban drainage or rivers.

It is essential that the postholder has a PhD in the subject area of water engineering within civil or environmental engineering or a related environmental science area, sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline, and proven outstanding academic achievement in research areas related to the project.  Excellent IT skills, including the use of Matlab, along with first-rate communication skills are also essential.

The main duties and responsibilities of the post include:-

  • Identifying and developing opportunities to collaborate with Project Partners.
  • Taking an active lead in developing the research programme in one of the identified areas.
  • Collection and analysis of a variety of primary and secondary data from multiple sources.
  • Taking a lead role in the analysis and writing up of the data.
  • Liaising closely with other academics, advisers and administrators relevant to the study.
  • Assisting in the writing and maintenance of the project website, newsletters and reports.
  • Dissemination of research findings & results through contribution to the production of papers for high quality journals and presentations, either in-house or at national/international conferences or seminars, as well as assisting in the running of them.

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