Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) or Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PDRF)

University of Exeter - University of Exeter Medical School

This full time post is available immediately for 14 months.

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. The University of Exeter has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

The post

We wish to recruit a PDRA or PDRF, dependant on experience, 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.

The post will primarily involve the scoping, acquisition and analysis of secondary health, social and environmental datasets suitable to inform and contribute to the development and iterative refining of an urban greenspace valuation tool. You will need good quantitative skills and experience of using statistical methods and/or GIS and spatial data analysis. The role will also involve contributing to the preparation of an ethical submission, participation in stakeholder events, and the writing of reports and papers. You will work closely with Dr Rebecca Lovell (Research Fellow in Biodiversity and Health) and Dr Ben Wheeler at the University of Exeter, and with both research partners.

 You will have:

  • A relevant PhD in a related field of study and sufficient specialist knowledge to complete this interdisciplinary project.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Good verbal and written communications skills.
  • Strong quantitative skills.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of, including publications in, the domain of environment and human health is desirableThe successful candidate will be appointed at Grade E or F, depending on the skills and experience the individual can bring to the role. You should demonstrate your achievement against the relevant criteria in the accompanying person specifications which will be used to make an appointment at an appropriate level. 

What we offer

  • 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.

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

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time or job-sharing arrangements.

For further information please contact Tim Taylor or Ben Wheeler

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.

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

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