Opportunity: Senior Research Associate

Starting salary from £35,333 per annum, dependent on skills and experience, with an annual increment up to £42,155 per annum.
UEA has some of the most innovative and highly regarded centres for research in the UK. Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research Associate to undertake research in collaboration with Prof. Robert Nicholls in order to study “The Coastal Climate Core Service” which assesses present and future coastal flood risks around Europe including the effects of climate change and is funded through the EU Horizon 2020 CoCliCo Project. The CoClioCo consortium involves 18 partners across 8 countries. 
The Senior Research Associate role at UEA mainly concerns assessing and interpreting coastal flood hazards at broad scales, with CoCliCo following a Fast-Track and Full-Track approach. The Full-Track is designing a flexible framework to analyse coastal erosion and coastal flood hazards across Europe’s coasts and applying this framework using the best datasets to produce a library of flood maps assuming a range of mean and extreme sea level hindcasts and projections. The analysis will also consider the effects of a range of potential adaptation scenarios. The results will be made available via an open access web-platform.
The successful applicant will be involved in the hazard assessment at the scale of Europe for both flooding and erosion. In particular, they will assess and use the best digital elevation data around Europe, with LiDAR being the preferred source when available. They will also interact with the rest of the CoCliCO team and work to develop the Coastal Climate Services that the project envisions as a final legacy.
The research will be based at the University of East Anglia in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and will involve collaboration with the CoCliCo partners, especially the Environmental Hydraulics Institute “IHCantabria” based within the University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain.
Essential requirements for this post include a PhD in a relevant topic (such as coastal science and/or engineering) or equivalent professional experience in the same fields, along with previous experience of independent research. You should have excellent oral and written communication skills, and experience of presenting and writing-up research results for publication in peer-viewed books, conferences and/or journals. Experience with numerical inundation models to simulate flooding, as well as excellent GIS and database skills are essential. You also need to be able to meet all the essential criteria set out in the Person Specification.  
This full-time post is available from 1 October 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed term period until 31 August 2025. 
UEA offers a variety of flexible working options and although this role is advertised on a full-time basis, we encourage applications from individuals who would prefer a flexible working pattern including annualised hours, compressed working hours, part time, job share, term-time only and/or hybrid working. Details of preferred hours should be stated in the personal statement and will be discussed further at interview.
Benefits include:
  • 44 days annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays and University Customary days (pro rata for part-time).
  • Family and Work-life balance policies including hybrid working and considerable maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and adoption leave.
  • Generous pension scheme with life cover for dependents, plus incapacity cover.
  • Health and Wellbeing: discounted access to Sportspark facilities, relaxation rooms, 320 acres of rolling parkland, wellbeing walks, medical centre, Occupational Health anda 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Campus Facilities: Sportspark, library, nursery, supermarket, post office, bars and catering outlets.
  • Exclusive shopping discounts to help cut the cost of household bills, childcare salary sacrifice scheme, Cycle to Work scheme and public transport discounts.
  • Personal Development: unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning courses, specialist advice and training from our Organisational Development and Professional Learning Team.
Closing Date: Monday 26 June 2023