Research Assistant/Research Fellow in Water Engineering for Developing Countries at Cranfield University

Here at Cranfield, we can offer you the opportunity and resources to really develop your career.

The Cranfield Water Science Institute has over 25 years of successful research and teaching based on the knowledge, skills and abilities of our staff and our undoubted ability to partner with and develop our post-graduate students.  We host a suite of unique, near industrial-scale facilities that attract funding from across the water sector as well as from government and charitable trusts and we have strategic partnerships with several water utilities. The quality of our research and teaching on water and sanitation for low income countries was recognised this year through award of the Queens Anniversary Prize for Higher & Further Education.

Our expanding Water & Sanitation Group is committed to improving access to safe, affordable, and sustainable water and sanitation worldwide. As part of delivering on this ambition we wish to recruit a Research Fellow with capabilities aligned to the Group’s emerging interests to support both teaching and research. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to deliver pioneering research that changes water and sanitation thinking and practice. You will join a leading provider of progressive educational and research support for international development, delivered through ground breaking collaborations with the private and public sectors.

You will have a PhD (or be close to completion) or equivalent degree in a field related to water engineering with particular emphasis on applications in low income settings (or associated subject), a track record of winning and delivering research projects sponsored by both the public and private sectors, a peer-reviewed publication track record on WASH topics and experience of teaching and supervision at post-graduate level.

Your experience should have provided you with a close understanding of the contemporary challenges facing the WASH sector and practical knowledge of the design and implementation of WASH interventions.

We are looking for someone with excellent oral and written communication skills who is comfortable and confident dealing with senior colleagues and research sponsors.

Cranfield University is committed to promoting a harmonious working and learning environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity, recognising that the contribution of all its people will be most effective in conditions which are inclusive.

We have been awarded an Institutional Athena SWAN Bronze award and have also achieved a Bronze Opportunity Now award.  We also run the Leadership Foundation’s Aurora Programme, which is a leadership development programme, aimed at women in an academic, technical or professional service role.

Your career at Cranfield will be enhanced through access to fully equipped shared laboratory and pilot facilities, extensive research and business training through our learning and development team and doctoral training centres in a collegiate and supportive environment.

For an informal discussion, please contact Prof Sean Tyrrel, Professor of Bioaerosol Science/SWEE Director of Education on +44 (0)1234 758320 or (E); s.tyrrel@cranfield.ac.uk

Interviews to be held: 9 August 2017

School/Department: School of Water, Energy and Environment
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work: 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday
Contract type: Fixed term contract, Period 18 months
Salary
£31,620 to £35,244 per annum (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
£23,485 to £26,900 per annum (Research Assistant, i.e. without PhD)
Apply by: 19/07/2017
More details here.
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