Researcher in socio-hydrology
Sort on published: 2018-03-28
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Within the framework of a recently granted ERC project (HydroSocial Extremes), we are announcing a research position. The project aims to unravel the interactions between hydrological extremes (floods and droughts) and society. The researcher will be placed at Uppsala University, Department of Earth Sciences, Programme for Air, Water and Landscape Sciences.
The Programme for Air, Water, and Landscape Science (LUVAL) encompasses education and research in meteorology, hydrology, environmental analysis, and physical geography. More information on the programme for air-water and landscape science can be found at www.geo.uu.se/research/luval/.
Duties/Project description: Human societies strongly rely on access to water resources, which are essential to support livelihoods and provide favourable conditions for sustainable development. While benefiting from water services and struggling with water-related disasters (floods and droughts), humans also alter the hydrological regime by building dams, canals, levees, etc. The purpose of this project is to understand the dynamic relationships between water and people by exploring how societies change the hydrological regime while, at the same time, hydrological changes simultaneously shape societies. This work will aim to improve our understanding of human-water interactions, and the dynamics emerging from the feedbacks between hydrological and social processes. The study will be part of HydroSocialExtremes, an ERC project that aims to unravel the interactions between hydrological extremes (floods and droughts) and society. The work will also be carried out in support of three strategic research goals of the department: natural hazards, climate and sustainable development.
A PhD in hydrology, geography, water resources engineering or similar studies is required. Experience of work with modelling and programming skills are merits for this position.
In filling this position, the university aims at recruiting a person who, in a combined evaluation of competence, skills and documented qualifications, is judged most suitable to carry out and develop the project. The applicant must be proficient in spoken and written English.
How to apply:
We ask the applicant to attach a letter (2 pages) explaining how she/he would like to conduct research on the interplay between the dynamics of human and water systems. The application must also contain a CV, copies of relevant diploma, a copy of the PhD thesis, publications and other relevant documents.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds. Striving to achieve a more even gender balance and women are especially encouraged to apply.
Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: As soon as possible, upon agreement.
Type of position: Temporary full-time position (100%) of two years.
For further information about the position please contact:
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Please submit your application by 30 April 2018, UFV-PA 2018/1019.
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Placement: Department of Earth Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: 2018/1129
Last application date: 2018-04-30