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Postdoctoral Researcher in flood hazard and morphodynamic modelling

Reference:  AE0104
Campus:  Hull
Faculty/Area:  Research and Enterprise
Subject Group/Team:  Energy and Environment Institute
Salary:  £33,519 to £38,833
Fixed Term - 24 months
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Friday 10 November 2017
Interview Date:  Monday 27 November 2017

The Energy and Environment Institute at the University of Hull is seeking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant working on Earth Surface Dynamics. Initially, the appointed candidate will work on the NERC funded CHEST (Combination Hazard of Extreme rainfall, storm Surge & high Tide on estuarine infrastructure) and will subsequently work on projects, including the EU HYDRALAB+ project, linking numerical models and experimental models of climate change impacts. We are seeking an enthusiastic and talented individual with research interests in modelling fluvial and estuarine flows as well as sediment transport and morphodynamic modelling.

You will use the CAESAR-Lisflood model to simulate combination hazards in two UK estuaries in collaboration with project industry partners, the Environment Agency and Network Rail. An additional part of the CHEST project will see this methodology rolled out to other potential industrial partners and you will be expected to take a key role in this dissemination process. This NERC funded part of the position will be carried out in collaboration with co-workers at Bangor University and it is anticipated that some time will be spent working with them.

The second phase of the project involves linking results from physical model (flume) experiments to numerical model outputs. As part of the EU funded Hydralab project a large volume of data from catchment scale physical model simulations of basin evolution under different rainfall regimes has been captured. These data represent a unique opportunity to validate landscape scale numerical models (such as CAESAR-Lisflood) and thus explore time and space representations across the approaches.

Experience in using the CAESAR-Lisflood model and experimental modelling would be an advantage and you will be expected to lead data analysis, synthesis and dissemination of research.

The post will run to the end of November 2019.

Application is by covering letter and CV uploaded via the University on-line recruitment system.

For informal enquiries please contact, Professor Tom Coulthard E: T: 01482 466065

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