Water Policy and Management Section
The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), part of the Natural Environment
Research Council (NERC), carries out large scale and long term research in the
terrestrial and freshwater sciences to support a broad user community. We
address key environmental issues through integrated monitoring, process studies
and predictive monitoring, and the development of essential infrastructure and
We currently have the following opportunity:
To increase capacity in social science expertise in hydrology/water policy
issues, a suitably qualified person is required to join the Water Policy and
Management Section of CEH Wallingford. The work of this section adds value to
our natural science research outputs by delivering policy relevant material on
the economic and social impacts of our work.
The person appointed should have an economics or other social science
background, analytical and computer skills, and be prepared to conduct
quantitative and qualitative analysis on a number of different projects, mostly
concerned with water issues and forestry. Some knowledge of decision support
tools or Geographical Information Systems is desirable, along with an interest
in working with colleagues from other disciplines. The person appointed will be
expected to conduct efficient and comprehensive literature reviews, and to
contribute to research report writing, academic papers and research proposals.
Essential requirement: University qualification in Economics or other Social
Science discipline. Post graduate qualifications an advantage.
The starting salary will be in the range £15,520 - £18,000 or £19,340 - £22,275,
depending on skills, qualifications and experience. The appointment will be for
an initial fixed term of three years.
For further details of the above post, or an application form, please contact
the Personnel Office, CEH Wallingford, Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford,
Wallingford, Oxon. OX10 8BB. Tel 01491 838800, e-mail [log in to unmask]
Please quote the reference number 10/01. Closing date for receipt of completed
applications is 28 September 2001.
We offer a non-contributory pension scheme, generous annual leave allowance and
an excellent working environment.