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Postdoctoral Reserach Associate

University of Exeter - The College of Social Science and International Studies.

Location: Exeter
Salary: £26,495 - £28,936 per annum (pro rata) on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th August 2018
Closes: 3rd September 2018
Job Ref: P62141
 

The above part-time post at 0.8 FTE is available from 1st January 2019 until 15th November 2020 in the Centre for Rural Policy Research which is part of the College of Social Science and International Studies.

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. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. 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 College wishes to recruit a part time 0.8 FTE Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of Michael Winter and Matt Lobley. This Interreg VA France (Channel) England funded post is available from 01 January 2019 to 15 November 2021. The successful applicant will support the development of a tourism planning tool and collaborate with project partners in the co-design research scoping the development of new niche tourism products related to natural and cultural heritage.

The post will include co-design and delivery of social research, processing of tourism data in a Geographical Information System and supporting the delivery of workshops with stakeholders.

About you

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (awarded or submitted) or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will be able to work collaboratively with project partners and have experience of processing data in Geographical Information Systems.

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to www.exeter.ac.uk/jobs Please quote reference number P62141 in any correspondence.

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 multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave(up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

Interviews are expected to take place on 5 October 2018.

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

   
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