|£35,974 to £40,741 per annum pro rata - 14 hours per week
|24th November 2023
|2nd January 2024
Founded in 1837, the Royal College of Art is the world’s largest community of postgraduate art and design students. It is also the oldest art and design university in continuous operation and has been ranked as the world's number one art and design university for a remarkable nine consecutive years, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 – the worldwide survey of academic and industry opinion.
The Royal College of Art (RCA) in London, England, is a UNESCO Ocean Decade Implementing Partner. Our research connects scientific data to community actions to address three Ocean Decade Challenges: protecting and restoring ecosystems and biodiversity; developing a sustainable and equitable ocean economy; and changing humanity’s relationship to the ocean. Through design research, we work across disciplines, engage stakeholders and use whole systems thinking to tackle ocean issues.
NEMO aims to make a significant impact in researching, co-designing and developing innovative research and solutions for the world’s ocean issues. We are seeking a motivated, engaging and resourceful research associate who can productively engage with a multidisciplinary team of researchers and industry experts.
Expectations of the post will involve supporting co-design projects by developing testing and analysing research tools, supporting initiatives and collaborations in the UK and international locations in a range of climates, developing, developed and remote locations in the global north and south.
Engagement with both the intellectual and applied aspects of the research are crucial to enable the development of sophisticated engagements and solutions in complex and challenging environments across diverse cultures.
Working as a key member of the project team, the successful candidate is an accomplished early career researcher with a proven knowledge of design research methods, co-design, stakeholder engagement, prototyping documentation and recording. The post holder will have a deep interest in sustainable and resilient practices and collaboration with team members and partners across ocean communities, scientific community, public bodies, policy makers, marine agencies and cultural institutions to deliver the research outcomes of the project. This is an exciting opportunity to be a key member in a research project of international importance, supporting the investigation and testing of nature-based actions within ocean eco-systems that proactively address the climate emergency. Working from the RCA, the researcher will be supported and mentored by an experiences multi-disciplinary team of researchers.
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The Royal College of Art (RCA) aims to foster an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students and stakeholders are respected.
We recognise the broad range of experiences that a diverse staff and student body brings and how this strengthens our research and enhances our teaching. In order for RCA to remain a world-leading institution we are committed to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) principles throughout all of our processes, from application through to appointment.
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