Post-doctoral Researcher: UPSCAPE

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We are looking to fill the position of a post-doctoral scholar at the Research Associate or Senior Research Associate level for an Indo-UK collaborative project funded by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, India and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), UK called “Upscaling Catchment Processes for Sustainable Water Management in Peninsular India” (UPSCAPE)
The candidate will assist in undertaking field and desk based research on coupled human-water system research in the Cauvery Basin. The ideal candidate should possess:

  1. A PhD in Civil Engineering/ Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Hydrology, Water Resources or related fields with knowledge of environmental and sustainability issues.
  2. Skills and experience in undertaking field research, gathering data from a variety of sources including comfort with collecting field samples and managing instruments in the field.
  3. Ability to manage and analyse quantitative data and build models, including coding skills in using Python. A key requirement of this position will be the ability to think conceptually about hydrology.
  4. Some competence in Q-GIS is preferred but not required.
  5. Competence in English communication, both oral and written.

Salary will be based on DST Post-doctoral Research Associate fellowship norms. The position will be based primarily in the Bangalore office with some field travel.

Duration of appointment: at least 1 year (to be confirmed after the first 3 months) and up to 3 years.
Interested people are requested to send in a current CV, a writing sample such as a published research paper or dissertation chapter/s (preferably dealing with methods and analysis), and contact information of two referees to with immediate effect.