Research Associate 'Safeguarding Potable Water Provisioning to Urban Informal Settlements'

Lancaster University - Lancaster Environment Centre

This post is initially for six months commencing in 1st May 2018.

Lancaster Environment Centre is seeking to appoint six months full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate for “The Last 100 Metres” project funded by The British Academy through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Sustainable Development Scheme

The Last 100 Metres is an urban poverty-focussed project aimed at transforming infrastructure and practice to prevent drinking water contamination by sewage in the slums of Dhaka (Bangladesh) and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania). It will undertake observational and action research in eight slums in these two cities.

We are therefore seeking a highly motivated researcher to assist with this work based in the UK. You will have skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods and an interest in social, environmental, and spatial analyses.

You will join an interdisciplinary research team in the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC), led by Dr Manoj Roy, Dr Nick Chappell and Prof Nigel Clark. You will work closely with our UK, and overseas collaborators in Bangladesh and Tanzania.

The position is available to top-quality researcher with a background in Environment and Development or closely related discipline. Preference will be given to those with experience of working directly with slum/informal settlements dwellers in any of the case study countries. Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary research environment is also desirable.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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