Research Associate

University of Sheffield - Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Faculty of Social Sciences

Are you interested in working for a world top 100 university?

We have an exciting opportunity in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning for someone looking to use their research skills and knowledge to improve understanding of how blue-green infrastructure is valued and implemented in cities. You will join a team of researchers who are working together on a UK Research Council funded project to develop a more nuanced understanding of the health and well-being benefits of interaction with the natural environment (

You will contribute to the delivery of a work package on the IWUN project which focusses on the economic appraisal of blue-green infrastructure interventions using cost-utility analysis. This role requires excellent qualitative and quantitative research skills (particularly design and application of economic evaluation techniques), as well as high level communication, team-working and project management skills. You will have a PhD (or equivalent) in a discipline within the social sciences, and proven expertise in cross-disciplinary communication and strong analytical skills.

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning at Sheffield is one of the largest and most thriving urban studies and planning schools globally. This post is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, expertise and networks within a world leading research environment.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

This post is full-time and fixed-term for 1 year. The closing date for applications is 26 October 2017.

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