The Sustainable Places University Research Institute is a multi-million pound investment by Cardiff University in interdisciplinary sustainability science research. It promotes innovative solutions to place-based sustainability problems, while at the same time underpinning these solutions with cutting-edge scientific knowledge. Key research programs are in the areas of co-evolving socio-ecological systems, sustainable communities, health, food, land & water nexus, and risk.
We are recruiting a Research Associate and invite applications from candidates for our co-evolving socio-ecological systems research program, who have an interdisciplinary background in ecology, social sciences and/or natural resources management. In exceptional circumstances we would be willing to consider candidates with backgrounds in one or two of these areas only. The focus of this role will be to explore the interrelationship between these disciplines in order to research and define policy solutions in sustainable place-making. The successful candidate could be interested in either or both empirical and theoretical work.
For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Michael Bruford.
This position is full time (35 hours per week) and fixed term to 31 July 2021. Continuation will be dependent on your acquisition by that date of external funding that is sufficient to fully fund your role as well as high quality research and impact complementing Sustainable Places and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The role will be based in the Sustainable Places Research Institute.
Salary: £32,548 - £38,833 per annum (Grade 6)