Fluvial Geomorphology Research Associate
University of Glasgow, , United Kingdom
Apply before: 15 March 2021

We are seeking a Research Associate (RA) to work full time over 6 months on a NERC project titled “Catchment susceptibility to hydrometeorological hazards: sediment flux and geomorphic change as drivers of flood risk in the Philippines”. The project is a collaboration between the University of Glasgow, Brunel University London and University of the Philippines Diliman. You will work alongside Dr Richard Williams (Principal Investigator), Dr Rich Boothroyd (Research Associate), Pammie Tolentino (Research Assistant), Prof Trevor Hoey (Co-I), and a dedicated team of researchers in the Philippines.

The RA will help to deliver on-going work packages with view of assessing flood hazards arising from morphological change in tropical rivers. To date, we have collected multi-temporal airborne LiDAR, orthoimagery and bathymetric data for two case study river systems (Bislak and Pinacanauan de Ilagan, Luzon). Depending on your skillset and experience, these data will be used to: (i) assess sediment flux using a morphological approach; (ii) develop two-dimensional hydraulic models; or (iii) develop morphodynamic models. Knowledge of fluvial geomorphology is essential, with skills in sediment budgeting and geomorphic change detection (GCD) software, hydraulic modelling (HECRAS-2D) or morphodynamic modelling (Delft3D) desirable. There is scope to adapt or enhance the project in a direction of your interests.

The closing date for applications is 23:45 GMT 15 March 2021 with the role to start as soon as possible.

Please contact Dr Richard Williams ( or Dr Rich Boothroyd ( with any questions – we are happy to provide more information about the project/role.

Further information on the vacancy can be found at , job reference 050545

Many thanks,

Richard Williams and Rich Boothroyd

Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group