Research Fellow (Remote sensing for monitoring water quality in lakes and coastal waters, 2)

University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)

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Post Details

2 Positions available

Full time
Fixed term for 24 months

Grade specifications
Grade 7 £33,797 - £40,322 p.a: the successful applicants will have a PhD and possibly relevant post-doctoral research experience in aquatic sciences, remote sensing and/or computer programming. Candidate with a suitable master’s degree and experience will also be considered. 
Where candidates do not have a PhD but have suitable experience and a suitable Master’s degree, the post will be available at Grade 6 £26,715 - £32,816 p.a.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 02 February 2020 
Interviews are expected to take place on week of the 10 February 2020

The Post

The University of Stirling is looking to appoint enthusiastic and highly motivated research fellows to work across Horizon 2020 and UK projects on the development and application of satellite remote sensing for monitoring water quality in lakes and coastal waters and the integration of these data with novel in situ sensor observations. The successful applicants will join a rapidly growing and world-leading research group at the University of Stirling.

The successful applicant will be expected to lead on the planning and execution of field sampling campaigns for the development and validation of satellite observations, the maintenance and deployment of in situ optical sensors, analysis of water samples, inter-comparison and evaluation of novel new sensors for in situ measurements and the curation, processing and analysis of in situ and satellite datasets.

Description of Duties

Applicants should have a willingness to a travel extensively within the UK and internationally for fieldwork. Skills in computer programming in one or more languages (e.g. Python or R) would also be an advantage for this positionsValid UK or international driving licenses are also essential. There may also be opportunities for the successful candidates to contribute to other projects, supervise undergraduate and postgraduate project students in the field and laboratory and contribute to and lead on applications for new research funding and fellowships.

Please contact Professor Andrew N. Tyler for further information about this position (a.n.tyler@stir.ac.uk). The deadline for applications is Sunday 02 February 2020.

Essential Criteria

Grade 6:

  • Good honours degree (or equivalent) or relevant masters degree
  • Experience of undertaking independent research and contributing to publications and reports

Grade 7:

  • PhD in Remote Sensing, optics, sensor engineering or related area in Applied/Environmental (geo)physics.
  • Evidence of a portfolio of recent academic research output that would be judged as meeting the criteria of international excellence

Grade 6 and 7:

  • Experience of undertaking sampling campaigns in inland or marine waters
  • Methods for the laboratory analysis of water samples
  • Processing and analysis of in situ optical and satellite data
  • Skills in computer programming in one or more languages (e.g. Python or R)
  • Willingness to a travel extensively within the UK and Europe for fieldwork
  • Valid UK or international driving licenses are also essential
  • Evidence of goal orientation and achievement
  • Positive attitude
  • Self-motivated
  • Time management skills including ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to get on with, and to work with, others
  • Trustworthy and reliable

Desirable Criteria

Grade 6:

  • Evidence of recent academic research output that would be judged as meeting the criteria of international excellence

Grade 7

  • Desire and potential to supervise research postgraduate students

Grade 6 and 7:

  • Processing and analysis of in situ optical and satellite data
  • Desire and potential to raise research grant income
  • Teaching experience at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level

Behaviours and Competencies

The role holder will be required to evidence that they can meet the qualities associated with the following behavioural competencies, as detailed within the AUA Competency Framework.

  1. Managing self and personal skills
    Being aware of your own behaviour and mindful of how it impacts on others, enhancing personal skills to adapt professional practice accordingly.
  2. Delivering excellent service
    Providing the best quality service to external and internal clients. Building genuine and open long-term relationships in order to drive up service standards.
  3. Finding solutions
    Taking a holistic view and working enthusiastically to analyse problems and to develop workable solutions. Identifying opportunities for innovation.
  4. Embracing change
    Being open to and engaging with new ideas and ways of working. Adjusting to unfamiliar situations, shifting demands and changing roles.
  5. Using resources effectively
    Identifying and making the most productive use of resources including people, time, information, networks and budgets.
  6. Engaging with the wider context
    Enhancing your contribution to the organisation through an understanding of the bigger picture and showing commitment to organisational values.
  7. Developing self and others
    Showing commitment to own ongoing professional development. Supporting and encouraging others to develop their professional knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to reach their full potential.
  8. Working together
    Working collaboratively with others in order to achieve objectives. Recognising and valuing the different contributions people bring to this process
  9. Achieving Results
    Consistently meeting agreed objectives and success criteria. Taking personal responsibility for getting things done.