The Department of Geography at the University of Manchester is seeking an ambitious and talented Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) to play a key role in delivering an ongoing project on the Natural Flood-risk Management (NFM) benefits of peatland restoration. This is an exciting opportunity to join a large research project that is working with a wide range of external partners to deliver research findings which will impact peatland restoration and NFM practice in the UK.
This post is available because of the appointment of the previous PDRA on the NERC funded PROTECT project to a Lectureship. PROTECT is a £1.2m NERC project which is a collaboration between the universities of Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle. PROTECT works with the Environment Agency, Moors for the Future and a range of other partners. The project aims to assess the downstream impacts of upland peatland restoration on flood risk in headwater communities.
The Manchester based PDRA will play a central part in the delivery of the Manchester components of the project during its final year. In particular they will be responsible for the completion and wrap up of the field programme and for data analysis and write up.
You will work as part of a team including three Manchester based investigators, another PDRA and part time project officers.
Interviews are likely to be held in mid to late June.
As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments will be made on merit.
Blended working arrangements may be considered
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.
Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Martin Evans, Vice Dean & Head of School and Professor of Geomorphology
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.
Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.