Research Assistant/Associate/Fellow

University of Nottingham - Geography

Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance 

This is a full-time job but we will consider applications from candidates who wish to work part-time or work from home. The role is available immediately and will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 30 June 2018. 

Applications are invited for a Research Associate/Fellow with the University of Nottingham’s new Rights Lab, a Beacon of Excellence (www.nottingham.ac.uk/world/beacons/rights-lab/). This large-scale world-leading initiative is delivering research to help end contemporary slavery. One of our flagship projects, the Antislavery Ecosystem, is researching the relationship between modern slavery, environmental destruction and climate change.

Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, the role-holder will support research on the Antislavery Ecosystem project under the supervision of Dr. Doreen Boyd (University of Nottingham) and Professor Katherine Brickell (Royal Holloway, University of London). 

The role holder will support research on the relationship between modern slavery, environmental destruction and climate change and in particular will complete:

  1. A State of the Art Literature Review for a policy audience on modern slavery, environmental destruction and climate change (20,000 words). 
  2. Co-write academic journal articles for submission on modern slavery, environmental destruction and climate change.
  3. Organise a one-day academic workshop on modern slavery, environmental destruction and climate change for 06 June 2018 at Royal Holloway, University of London.

We welcome applications from recent PhD graduates and from those who do not hold a PhD but have equivalent research experience and expertise, as well as from applicants with postdoctoral experience. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Doreen Boyd, email Doreen.Boyd@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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