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Post-Doctoral Research Associate

University of Glasgow

Location: Dumfries
Salary: £35,845 to £40,322
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 30th October 2019
Closes: 28th November 2019
Job Ref: 030429

Job Purpose

To make a leading contribution to the UKRI GCRF Living Deltas Hub ( Work Packages 2 and 4 working with Prof. Fabrice Renaud of the University of Glasgow and project partners across the UK, Vietnam, India and Bangladesh.

The postdoctoral research associate is expected to have specialist knowledge in risk assessment for natural hazards, human-environment interactions, statistics and Geographical Information Systems. The aim of this 3-year postdoc project is to improve the existing Global Delta Risk Index (GDRI) to account for broader sustainable development issues, represent more explicitly ecosystem services and to develop a user friendly interface to support decision-making.

A specific version of the GDRI will also need to be developed for coastal fringes of deltas. Research activities will be both desk- and field-based, including participation in stakeholder interviews and focus groups. A sound understanding of coastal/deltaic social-ecological systems (including agro-ecosystems) in combination with risk assessment methodologies is essential. The candidate should be able to work in a multidisciplinary research environment and actively seek to cross disciplinary boundaries. The post offers sufficient space for the postdoc to develop independent projects that fit the aims of the work packages and contribute to sustainable impact in the delta regions.

The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals, as well as help manage and direct aspects of the project as opportunities allow.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £35,845 - £40,322 per annum.

This post is full time with funding up to 3 years in the first instance

Relocation may be provided where appropriate.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equality.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Vacancy Reference: 030429 Closing Date: 28 November 2019

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