Primary tasks in priority order:
• 2:1 in relevant Geoscience degree• MSc/PhD in Environmental or Engineering Geology• aligned research interests• knowledge and experience of applied geology, in particular soil characterisation, contaminated land, hydrogeology and conceptual ground models• knowledge of environmental policy and the role of applied geoscience within it• knowledge of urban planning processes and the role of geology for cities• understanding of NERC global challenges research in developing countries (ODA recipient)• flexibility to respond to the demands from different projects and ability to prioritise workloads• self-starter with the ability to lead an area of work without supervision• proven ability of project management skills and evidence of effective product delivery• must demonstrate excellent oral and written skills• able to work effectively as part of a project team• experience of dealing with public and private sector clients in a professional capacity• willingness to contribute to overseas research in developing countries.
• Experience of working on overseas research in developing countries• evidence of developing proposals and/or pursuing funding opportunities• familiar with rock & soil mechanics testing, and interpretation of results• good level of numeracy and experience of 3D geological modelling techniques• knowledge of the principles of Ecosystems Services• knowledge of urban infrastructure and groundwater issues• understanding of city resource requirements, catchments and flows• understanding of the geological interpretation of the Anthropocene• experienced in the application of GIS• experience and/or willingness to develop science leadership.
Only online applications will be accepted and should be submitted in the form of an up-to-date c.v. and covering letter (ensuring that the IRC reference is included in the file name description of each document uploaded), which clearly outlines why you are applying for this post and how you meet the criteria described in this advertisement. Please note that applications submitted without a covering letter, or which fail to address these points, may not be considered further. Applicants who would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867000. Please quote the appropriate reference number when calling.