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Research Associate

The University of Edinburgh - School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA)

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 Grade UE07, per annum (A revised salary range for this grade of £39,347 to £46,974 pa is planned to take effect from Spring 2024)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th February 2024
Closes: 11th March 2024
Job Ref: 9763

Contract type: Full-time (35 Hours Per Week)

Fixed term for 30 months

The Opportunity

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the field of Landscape and Wellbeing. The post will be based in the University of Edinburgh’s OPENspace Research Centre, within the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA), in collaboration with colleagues in the Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health (CRESH) in the School of GeoSciences, and the School of Health in Social Sciences.

Skills and Attributes for Success

  • A PhD, or equivalent, in health geography, epidemiology, public health, environmental psychology, social science or other relevant field, or equivalent experience.  
  • Use of quantitative secondary datasets (e.g. administrative records, social survey data, geospatial data);
  • Experience in programming / knowledge of statistical programming packages (e.g. R / Python);
  • Up-to-date experience of GIS (ArcGIS or QGIS) to handle, organise and analyse data;
  • Utilising data science methods and/or causal modelling techniques to analyse large datasets;
  • Writing technical reports;
  • Liaising with external partners, including contributions to professional and academic networks;
  • Proven ability to work independently and efficiently;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with wide ranging audiences;
  • Excellent skills in writing for academic and/or other audiences;
  • A record of peer reviewed publications in a relevant field;
  • Proven ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrable commitment to diversity, equality of opportunity and inclusion.
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