Research Associate (Green Growth)

The University of Manchester - Planning and Environmental Management

Closing Date : 10/12/2016
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : From 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Professional Support Services
School/Directorate : School of Environment, Education and Development
Division : Planning and Environmental Management
Hours Per week : 0.2 FTE
Salary : £31,076 to £32,004 per annum pro rata
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : PSS-09225

The School of Environment, Education and Development is recruiting a Research Associate to join a multi-disciplinary team working on the NERC funded project: Green Growth - Increasing Resilience in Cities through the delivery of Green Infrastructure (GI) Based Solutions.  This project seeks to explore mechanisms for embedding GI knowledge within public and private sector decision-making.

The project will draw on research techniques from both the natural and the social sciences. Applicants will need to display a keen interest in the management of complex environmental problems and have interest or experience in the co-production of knowledge. This post is likely to appeal to those with a background in Geography, Environmental Management, Environmental Science, or Spatial Planning.

The post holder will work directly with the Principal Investigator, Adam Barker and will be educated to postgraduate level or equivalent.

Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, the University of Manchester will not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position. All non EU/EEA candidates must have valid immigration status and/or a UK visa valid for the duration of the contract in order to be considered for this appointment.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as black and minority ethnic (BME) candidates are currently under-represented at this level in this area, we would particularly welcome applications from BME applicants. All appointments will be made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Adam Barker


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

Date of external posting: 21 November 2016

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button below to find out more.

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