|Salary:||£43,414 to £53,353|
|Placed On:||20th January 2023|
|Closes:||6th February 2023|
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
FTE: 1.0 (35 hours/week)
Term: Fixed term (until 12/02/24)
This is an exciting opportunity to join the UKRI GCRF One Ocean Hub, a 5-year research for development programme which seeks to address intractable challenges faced by developing countries in relation to ocean management.
Led by the University of Strathclyde the Hub’s research focuses on the specific challenges of South Africa, Namibia, and Ghana in realising the economic, socio-cultural and environmental benefits from the ocean. The Hub is weaving learning from the ocean, ranging from the traditional knowledge of the peoples who rely upon it to marine sciences, innovative legal approaches and artistic methods. Our aim is to bridge the disconnections in law, science and society across all levels from the local to the international. We aim to empower vulnerable communities, woman and youth to shape and benefit from sustainable blue economies through inclusive and integrated governance approaches required to ensure a healthy ocean and flourishing economies.
As a Research Development Fellow, you will identify and develop new research projects as an independent researcher and as part of collaborative efforts, with a view to seeking new funding to extend current research activities, as well as replicate or upscale pilot projects and innovative research methodologies under the Hub. You will apply, as Principal Investigator and/or Co-Investigator, to appropriate external bodies for research funding and manage grants awarded. You will reach out to potential new partners as part of the Hub’s dissemination of research results and knowledge exchange activities, as well as participate in external networks to foster research collaborations, to inform the development of research objectives and to identify potential sources of funding.
To be considered for the role, you will be educated to a minimum of PhD level in ocean law, policy or science, or have significant relevant experience in addition to a relevant degree. You will have research interests consistent with the vision of the One Ocean Hub, a body of published research in high quality publications demonstrating standards of excellence, and a track record to develop research proposals and to attract funding. You will have an ability to work within a team environment and excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences. You will have experience of multi/inter-disciplinary research and/or a track record in knowledge exchange related activities.
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Pippin Searle, One Ocean Hub Programme Manager, (email@example.com).
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