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Senior Research Associate (RA2009)

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Summary
Location: TYN - Tyndall Centre for Climatic Change
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: Research & Analogous (RA)
Closing Date: 08/23/2022
Date Posted: 08/02/2022
Reference: RA2009

Description

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

Senior Research Associate 
Ref: RA2009

£34,304 to £40,927 per annum 

UEA has some of the most innovative and highly regarded centres for research in the UK. Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research Associate to undertake research in collaboration with Prof. Robert Nicholls in order to study “The Coastal Climate Core Service” which assesses present and future coastal flood risks around Europe including the effects of climate change and is funded through the EU Horizon 2020 CoCliCo Project. The CoClioCo consortium involves 18 partners across 8 countries. 

The Senior Research Associate role at UEA mainly concerns assessing coastal flood hazards at broad scales, with CoCliCo following a Fast-Track and Full-Track approach. The Full-Track will include designing a flexible framework to analyse coastal erosion and coastal flood hazards across Europe’s coasts and applying this framework using the best datasets to produce a library of flood maps assuming a range of mean and extreme sea level hindcasts and projections. The analysis will also consider the effects of a range of potential adaptation scenarios. The results will be made available via an open access web-platform.

The successful applicant will be involved in designing and applying the methods for hazard assessment at the scale of Europe. In particular, they will assess and use the best digital elevation data around Europe, with LiDAR being the preferred source when available. They will also interact with the rest of the CoCliCO team and work to develop the Coastal Climate Services that the project envisions as a final legacy.

The research will be based at the University of East Anglia in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and will involve collaboration with the CoCliCo partners, especially the Environmental Hydraulics Institute "IHCantabria" based within the University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain.

Essential requirements for this post include a PhD in a relevant topic (such as coastal science and/or engineering) or equivalent professional experience in the research area, along with previous experience of independent research. You should have excellent oral and written communication skills, and experience of presenting and writing-up research results for publication in peer-viewed books, conferences and/or journals. Experience with numerical inundation models to simulate flooding, as well as excellent GIS and database skills are essential. You also need to be able to meet all the essential criteria set out in the Person Specification. 

This full-time post is available on a fixed term basis from 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter for up to 30 months, must end 31 August 2025.

Closing date: Tuesday 23 August 2022. 

The University is committed to diversifying its workforce. As examples, we already hold an Athena SWAN Silver Institutional Award in recognition of our advancement towards gender equality. We also have a Vice-Chancellor led Taskforce on Tackling Racism and a Race Equality Charter Working Group which support our work on race equality. Our aim is to submit to the Race Equality Charter in 2024.

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Contact Name: Prof Robert Nicholls
Telephone: 01603 591124
Email Address: Robert.Nicholls@uea.ac.uk

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