Postdoc position at Department of Geography, University of Leicester

Oct 5 2010 09:00
Oct 5 2010 18:00

Two, 36-month postdoctoral research positions within the Geography Departments at the Universities of Leicester and Loughborough, UK are available with a start date of 1st January 2011. The project is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) of the UK and is held jointly between Dr Mark Powell and Dr Nick Tate (Department of Geography, University of Leicester), Dr Stephen Rice and Prof Ian Reid (Department of Geography, Loughborough University) and Dr Jo Wood (Department of Information Science, City University). It aims to understand the development of small-scale bed structures and bedforms in coarse-grained alluvial rivers and the implications for near-bed flows and bed load flux.

Job description: 

This Research Associate will develop the analytical tools and associated algorithms required to characterise and visualise the surface grain size and structure of the experimental beds. The tools will be applied to high resolution digital elevation models of the surfaces obtained using a precision laboratory laser scanner.


The ideal candidate will have a background in DEM characterisation and analysis, terrain modelling and/or numerical modelling of fluvial systems together with relevant computer programming skills. S/he will be expected to collaborate with the Loughborough RA (in charge of the experimental programme) to integrate the analyses of bed surface maturation with the data on the near-bed flow field and sediment movement.

Annual brutto salary: 
£27,319 - £28,139


Department of Geography, University of Leicester Leicester
United Kingdom
Job duration: 
36 months

Please contact Dr. Mark Powell ( or Dr. Nick Tate ( for more information (job reference SEN00102)

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