Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Exeter - University of Exeter Medical School

This full time post is available immediately for 12 months.

We are a Russell Group university boasting a vibrant academic community with over 21,000 students. Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, 98% of our research is rated as being of international quality and focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing the world today. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

The post

The Medical School wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to contribute to the Innovate UK funded Urban Greenspace Valuation Toolkit project, a collaboration between Vivid Economics (lead partner), Barton Willmore, and the University of Exeter.

This post will involve evidence synthesis, scoping and assessment of secondary data availability, preparation of an ethical submission, and the writing of reports and papers. The successful candidate will work closely with Dr Rebecca Lovell (Research Fellow in Biodiversity and Health) and a PDRF/PDRA who will undertake secondary data analyses.

About you

You will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) or have equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. You will be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of evidence synthesis and of quantitative and qualitative methods so as to contribute to this interdisciplinary project. You will also be able to work collaboratively, have excellent organisational and time management skills with meticulous attention to detail, and good verbal and written communications skills. Demonstrable knowledge of, including publications in, the domain of environment and human health is desirable.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research.
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly.
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development.
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career.
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Cornwall.
  • We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

For further information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact Tim Taylor Timothy.J.Taylor@exeter.ac.uk or Ben Wheeler B.W.Wheeler@exeter.ac.uk

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

The College is proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects. Our Inspiring Stories tell you more about how we support our staff, including through a mentoring programme to help our staff learn from the professional and life experience of colleagues and explore opportunities and actions for career progression. 

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