Research Associate in Urban Climate Modelling

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: London, ENGLAND
Deadline: 20 Jul 2017

UCL Department / Division
Civil, Environmental & Geomatic engineering
Full Time
(inclusive of London allowance)
£34,056-£41,163 per annum
Duties and Responsibilities

The post is based at UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE), which is a multidisciplinary department with a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research. The post will be available from July 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter for a period of 18 months in the first instance, working a 36.5 hour week. The position will offer opportunities to collaborate closely with scientists, engineers from academia and from industry.

We are looking for a person from an engineering, atmospheric sciences or a similar background, with developed numerical skills. You must have a flexible approach, demonstrating your ability to deliver solutions to complex problems and be able to master new techniques.

Key Requirements

A degree in engineering, atmospheric sciences or a similar field is required for the post. Candidates should also hold a PhD in a relevant area of urban climate science and modelling. The candidate will directly engage in exciting research focusing on urban climate modelling and urban heat island simulations as part of a wider-scale, joint UK-Malaysia project involving research into a range of physical and atmospheric hazards in Southeast Asia, specifically affecting Kuala Lumpur. The UK project partners are funded jointly by Innovate UK and EPSRC. The posted job will involve processing both measurement and modelling data in addition to the use of specialised software (specifically, GIS and the atmospheric dispersion modelling tool ADMS-Urban; training will be provided as necessary). The job will require occasional trips to Malaysia for project meetings and field studies, and in order to oversee the environmental monitoring work that will take place in a number of selected sites for model evaluation purposes. This research will be primarily related to urban climate and planning , building materials science , and environmental monitoring and sensor technology , therefore will help the candidate develop a broad research capability. The suitable candidate should be highly numerate and comfortable with performing data manipulation tasks using software packages such as Microsoft Excel and R. The candidate should also be able to travel, have good communication skills and proven paper/report writing experience.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact (Yasemin D Aktas), (, (02076791566).

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