Research Associate in Water Security

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 13 Nov 2020

School of Geography and the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 per annum

We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate to join the GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub programme to improve water security for a resilient future. You will have responsibility for developing and implementing a programme of research on the relationship between water security and sustainable development in Ethiopia. This will build on the established programme of research on water security in Ethiopia within the School. Previous research has examined the impact that hydrological variability has on economic activity in the Awash Basin, which is subject to continued development pressures, so we wish to work with our partners to explore water secure development pathways. This research will be focused on challenges in Ethiopia, and other Hub countries, such as India, Colombia, and Malaysia. As such, the role has the potential for overseas travel.

Duties include managing own academic research on water security pathways in Ethiopia, analysing detailed and complex data from a variety of sources, and generate original ideas by building on existing concepts. You will collaborate in the preparation of research publications for recognised peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, reviews and present papers and results to others. You will develop ideas for generating research income, and present detailed research proposals to senior researchers. You will be engaging with stakeholders and practitioner partners in the UK and internationally, potentially including co-designing research, communicating and validating results, managing relationships and providing training.

You will hold, or be close to completing, a relevant PhD in areas related in water security and have a strong publication record, appropriate for career stage, and familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field. You will have experience of statistical analysis of hydrology, including the impacts of climate change and of water resource systems analysis, including operation of water infrastructure and water allocation. Experience in field research in low-income countries and stakeholder engagement processes is essential.

The appointment will be available for 2 years.

Applications are particularly welcome from candidates who identify as female or BAME, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. SoGE is committed to equality and values diversity.
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 Friday 13 November 2020, and interviews will be held in the week commencing 1 December 2020.

Closing Date: 13-NOV-2020 12:00

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