A collaboration between the Universities of Sheffield and Newcastle, the EPSRC-funded ‘Urban Green DaMS (Design and Modelling of SuDS)’ project aims to address a set of critical research questions relating to the design and modelling of vegetated bioretention cells for alleviating urban flood risk.

Working with research leaders in Sustainable Drainage and Urban Flood Risk you will undertake high-quality research within a multi-disciplinary context focusing on pilot-scale and laboratory experimental work, data analysis and the development of 1D rainfall-runoff models.

You will hold a PhD (or be close to completion) in water engineering or hydrological modelling within civil engineering or a related discipline or have the equivalent experience, have a proven track record of publishing in conferences and high-quality academic journals and have excellent data analysis and scientific programming skills.

The main duties of the role include; setting-up and monitoring novel laboratory column tests to generate data on substrate hydrological performance and clogging risk, undertaking standard and non-standard soil/substrate characterisations, and taking a lead in the development of a 1D rainfall-runoff model for bioretention cells.

This role is fixed-term for 36 months

Salary: £31,302 – £33,199 per annum

Closing date: 1 January 2019

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