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Postdoctoral Research Assistant


Standard Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927

Closing date

May 25, 2022 12:00PM


We are seeking an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Energy and Environmental Informatics research group within the department of Engineering Science on a full-time, fixed term basis. This role is part of the climate science for service partnership Brazil (CSSP Brazil) activity funded by the Met Office and is fixed-term for 9 months.


The post-holder will report to Dr Sarah Sparrow within the department of Engineering Science and work collaboratively the rest of the project team (Dr Sihan Li and Prof Simon Dadson) in the School of Geography and the Environment as well as project partners in Brazil and at the Met Office. 


This project aims to unpack the relative role of natural factors and human disturbances in recent high impact landslide events in Brazil.  You will be responsible for leading research in analysing landslide-inducing hydro-met metrics including the consolidation and comparison of available landslide datasets/archives, exploration of regional-scale hydro-met metrics for landslides and analysis of start-of-the art Earth System Models outputs on reproducing these metrics.


You should possess excellent communication skills along with the ability to manage your own area of research and lead and/or contribute to publications and research outputs.  


The ideal candidate will hold a doctorate in a relevant field and have demonstrable experience in analysing environmental datasets from multiple sources as well as being experienced in using coding languages such as Python and/or R.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Sarah Sparrow (email:


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Only online applications received before midday on Wednesday 25 May 2022 will be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact name

Dr Sarah Sparrow

Contact email