Postdoctoral Researcher: Forecasts for AnTicipatory HUManitarian action (FATHUM)

University of Oxford - Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

Banbury Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 with a discretionary range to £41,255 p.a.

The Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) wishes to appoint a Research Fellow to participate in the project ‘Forecasts for AnTicipatory HUManitarian action (FATHUM) (fixed-term for 3 years). FATHUM is a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary project led by the University of Reading. The diverse team of FATHUM researchers will link research on forecast predictability and skill, complex drivers of risk, multi-actor perspectives on successful implementation and financing mechanisms to facilitate the scale-up of Forecast-based Financing (FbF) for effective, action before a disaster.

The appointee will be expected to prepare project outputs including papers in scholarly journals, and policy/briefing documents. They will also be expected to present their work at international conferences, and at project meetings and relevant events in Europe and Africa. They will collaborate with academics and practitioners in fields of hydrometeorological and climate science, disaster risk management, public health, social anthropology and development geography.

Selection criteria include: PhD in anthropology, human geography, STS or similar discipline; experience with interdisciplinary and international collaboration; experience designing, carrying out and analysing ethnographic methods and interviews; proven track record of communicating research in academic, interdisciplinary and non-academic settings, including e.g. public talks, briefing notes, policy papers, etc. publication record commensurate with career stage; ability to work independently and in a team.

Please apply online, submitting two references with your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 18 November 2016.

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