Research Associate in Hydrological Modelling, Oxford, UK

Apply by 15 August 2022

We are seeking a Research Associate to work on a new research project using satellite Earth observation data to improve drought resilience in Ethiopia and Kenya, to support sustainable livelihoods and economic development. The role focuses on the analysis of meteorological and hydrological conditions that lead to drought emergencies in Kenya and Ethiopia using a combination of in situ observations and satellite remote sensing. This role will be based at the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, UK.

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You will collaborate with scientists from partner organisations in the UK and overseas and will be offered significant opportunities to develop innovative science-based solutions to pressing problems in hydrology, Earth observation, water resources modelling and overseas development. You will publish in highly-ranked, peer-reviewed academic journals. You will contribute analysis and results to collaborative research projects on the topic of East African drought and water resources.

The successful candidate must hold, or be close to completion of, a relevant PhD/DPhil and be experienced hydrologist, Earth observation scientist, or water resources specialist. A strong track record of publication in the scientific literature and a genuine motivation to address applied challenges in hydrology is essential.


The applicant may come from a hydrological, Earth observation, water resources, environmental physics or engineering background, with experience of process-based modelling at a range of scales, and of detailed analysis of high resolution EO data sets.

Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings is a must.

Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women, black, and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in posts in SoGE. SoGE and SSEE are committed to equality and value diversity.

This is a full-time post with a fixed term until 31 December 2024. 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 12.00 noon on Monday 15 August 2022, and interviews will be held late August/early September 2022.

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