Urban Geoscientist/Аpplied Environmental Geologist

BGS - British Geological Survey

Nottingham, United Kingdom

As a highly motivated and experienced scientist, you will play a key and proactive role in the development and delivery of urban geoscience in the BGS Engineering Geology Science Directorate, including our research platforms in developing countries. The Directorate incorporates a wide-range of projects that map, analyse, monitor and model the physical properties, hazards and processes of the subsurface environment in the UK and overseas. Our research enables society to respond to the challenges and opportunities of environmental change, population growth and economic regeneration. Based on this experience, the Programme is developing a growing portfolio of resilience focused projects in the international forum.

You will engage with government, regulators, research institutes and industry to develop partnerships and secure funding opportunities. Through these collaborations, you will help deliver a programme of national good geoscience in the area of regeneration and sustainable development of key city-regions in GB and overseas. You must therefore have a good understanding of the relevant issues and challenges faced globally and the role of applied geoscience in addressing these. You will be able to apply this scientific understanding to urban areas in the UK and developing countries.

You will already have experience of working on Applied Environmental Geology or Engineering projects in an urban setting and you are looking for the opportunity to develop and lead future research. You will have excellent skills in project management and be able to deliver outcomes effectively. You will be able to demonstrate how your science plays a vital role in the development of practical solutions. You will be able to communicate your ideas effectively in a variety of ways to scientists, decision makers and funding bodies.

You should be educated to 2:1-degree level in a relevant geoscience subject and have an MSc/PhD in Applied Environmental or Engineering Geology (or directly related applied geoscience discipline). In addition, you must possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written. The post involves team working; therefore you should be able to demonstrate that you can work effectively with others, and in a leadership role when necessary.

Although the post will be based in Keyworth, you should expect significant periods of time working away undertaking research in the UK or overseas, or working at other BGS sites.

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