Research Fellow in Drivers of Global Water and Sediment Dynamics

University of Southampton

Job title:

Analysis Fellow in Drivers of International Water and Sediment Dynamics


College of Southampton

Job description

Panorama Dynamics and Ecology Location: Highfield Campus
Wage: £34,980 to £42,978
Full Time Mounted Time period (till 31/12/2025)
Closing Date: Wednesday 17 April 2024
Reference: 2671924WRAnalysis Fellow in Drivers of International Water and Sediment DynamicsThe submit holder will undertake scientific analysis on world river and sediment dynamics in assist of the UKRI funded analysis mission, GLOSS (GLObal Suspended Sediment: drivers, traits and future trajectories). The researcher will work with a worldwide sediment database and use remotely sensed and different geographical knowledge with machine studying/Bayesian Modelling methods to ascertain drivers of world sediment flux. They may use numerical fashions and statistical processing methods to ascertain patterns and future trajectories of world change.The submit holder will likely be anticipated to have the ability to find, curate and manipulate time-series world bodily geographical attribute datasets of relevance to river sediment dynamics (e.g. DEMs, precipitation, land use/cowl, reservoirs, inhabitants dynamics and so on.) utilizing GIS and bespoke code. These datasets will likely be used together with new estimates of world river suspended sediment fluxes to ascertain the bodily drivers of sediment variability, utilizing machine studying and Bayesian Modelling methods. This submit is for 18 months and relies at College of Southampton.The Faculty of Geography and Environmental Science is dedicated to fostering a tradition of equality, variety and inclusion. We welcome purposes from suitably certified candidates, and notably encourage purposes from candidates belonging to teams who’re under-represented inside tutorial posts on the College, together with, however not restricted to: individuals from Black and minority ethnic teams; and disabled individuals. The Faculty is dedicated to offering equal alternatives for all and a spread of household pleasant insurance policies, and we encourage employees to use for versatile working. We’re a Incapacity Assured employer and the Faculty holds a bronze Athena SWAN award. We’re a signatory to the Concordat to Help the Profession Improvement of Researchers and may present alternatives for profession growth and mentoring.Duties

  • Take a number one position in these facets of the mission which relate to establishing relationships between fluvial water/ sediment dynamics and the regional bodily drivers of change.
  • Write open-source scripts in Python or R to retrieve, handle, put together, analyse, and visualise knowledge from quite a lot of sources, together with satellite tv for pc imagery and data of straight monitored charges of sediment and water discharge.
  • Apply machine studying and/or Bayesian Modelling methods to ascertain hyperlinks between drivers and suspended sediment fluxes.
  • Adapt current and develop new analysis methodologies and supplies.
  • Co-ordinate and collaborate with colleagues in associate organisations.
  • Lead the preparation of analysis publications for submission to peer-reviewed tutorial journals based mostly on the analysis undertaken.
  • Current papers at conferences, public conferences or seminars.
  • Contribute to the planning and organising of the analysis programme and mission knowledge.

Choice standards

  • Maintain, or be near completion of a related PhD*/DPhil, along with expertise or curiosity in bodily geography, geomorphology, hydrology or equal
  • Possess robust GIS, massive dataset manipulation and coding abilities, ideally utilizing Python or R
  • Expertise of making use of machine studying and/or Bayesian Modelling methods
  • Possess expertise downloading, extracting, and manipulating/analysing knowledge from a various vary of knowledge sources utilizing GIS or equal, together with satellite tv for pc imagery and/or utilizing Google Earth Engine
  • Be capable to handle personal tutorial analysis and related actions
  • Possess glorious oral and written communication abilities
  • Functions for Analysis Fellow positions will likely be thought-about from candidates who’re working in direction of or nearing completion of a related PhD qualification. The title of Analysis Fellow will likely be utilized upon profitable completion of the PhD. Previous to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Analysis Assistant will likely be given.

Anticipated wage

£34980 – 42978 per yr



Job date

Fri, 29 Mar 2024 08:49:59 GMT

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