RRC Science and Technical Officer

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£32,656 per annum
16 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
06 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Water, Energy and Environment

Cranfield Water Science Institute / River Restoration Centre

RRC Science and Technical Officer 

Fixed Term Contract for 2 years 

£32,656 per annum

Location: Cranfield, Bedfordshire 

Are you motivated to make a difference in the field of river restoration and environmental management? Working in the UK and Europe at the interface between science and practice, we are seeking a Science and Technical Officer to lead our involvement in a Citizen Science EU Horizon 2020 project and to participate in the development of tools and techniques for river restoration.

The River Restoration Centre (RRC) is an independent, information and advisory centre, supporting all aspects of river restoration, habitat enhancement and best practice river management. We are based at Cranfield University and are funded through UK environmental agency agreements, project work and training  

Your main duty will be to coordinate RRC’s involvement in the EU Horizon 2020 MICS project. You will be responsible for the coordination of a series of river restoration and citizen science case studies across four countries.  This will involve communicating, travelling and undertaking the design and implementation of survey tools and techniques in the UK, Italy, Romania and Hungary.

You will also work on the RRC’s other activities providing technical specialist advice, training, developing and delivering new training courses, and applying for and running research grants and scoping river restoration opportunities.

You will have a relevant postgraduate qualification in Physical Geography or Geomorphology or similar area and be keen to work across physical and social science disciplines. You will need to demonstrate proven analytical and interpretive skills, alongside extensive relevant work experience that includes managing and delivering projects.

With a sound understanding of river processes, management and restoration, you will have organised and facilitated workshops and training events, and be good at working with public, private, third-sector and local volunteer groups.  You will have the ability to write complex technical and/or scientific reports as well as simple non-technical summaries and guidance for a wide audience. 

You will be able to quickly integrate into a small busy team of highly motivated individuals sharing a common purpose: protecting rivers, restoring natural processes, communicating knowledge and guiding best practice.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Marc Naura, RRC Science and Technical Manager, on (T); +44 (0)1234 752979 or (E); 

RRC is proud to be based at Cranfield University. Your employment contract will be with Cranfield University whilst your day to day work will be with the River Restoration Centre. 

At Cranfield, we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential. We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role. 

Apply online now at or contact us for further details on (E); or (T); +44 (0)1234 754951. Please quote reference number 3030.   

In addition, you will need to upload a covering letter explaining why you would like to work for The River Restoration Centre.

Closing date for receipt of applications:   12 May 2019

Interviews to be held:  22 May 2019