Postdoctoral Researcher in Research Impact (Environmental Studies and Geography) (Fixed Term)

Bournemouth University - The Faculty of Science and Technology

At BU our vision is to create a stimulating, challenging and rewarding University experience, through sharing a unique fusion of education, research and professional practice and inspiring our students and staff to enrich the world. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences to build our global learning community.

The Faculty of Science and Technology is seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to undertake a significant role in the review and evaluation of the societal and economic impact of our research. Based in the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, this is an opportunity for a competent researcher to undertake work to understand the impact of our research in the area of environmental studies and geography.

You will work with staff in the Department and the Research and Knowledge Exchange Office to plan and deliver the investigation, evaluation and demonstration of the impact of our research. Our key areas of research impact include ecology, conservation and biogeography. You will be responsible for building upon previous and current activities to identify, plan and develop the focus for future activities, and support us to define and develop a body of practice that we could disseminate more widely. You will take a leading role in the dissemination of research findings and will establish and support innovative forms of public engagement.

You will have demonstrable research experience in an area relevant to the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences and need to be self-motivated and able to work using your own initiative as well as in a team. You will need highly developed communication skills and be able to work under pressure.

Starting salary from £28,936 - £33,518 per annum (pro rata) with further progression opportunities to £36,613

The post is available on either a 12-month full time, fixed term basis or a 24 month part-time (0.5 FTE), fixed term basis.

For an informal discussion contact Rick Stafford (email:

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form.  Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961133 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the appropriate reference (FST214). 

BU is an equal opportunities employer which values a diverse workforce. We provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can fulfil their potential. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in inspirational learning, world-class research and the latest thinking. We provide a powerful fusion of research, education and professional practice, creating a unique academic experience.

Closing Date: (Midnight) Wednesday 10 January 2017

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