The role of Environmental Systems Research Fellow is required to support the University's responsibilities under the Channel Payment for Ecosystem Services (CPES) programme, funded through the EU INTERREG V programme. The University is leading this new €4 million EU project that will improve the water quality in a number of rivers and lakes in the South of England and the North of France. The project aims to reduce nutrient levels by implementing six pilot PES schemes across the Channel area.
This role is a full time fixed term project for 36 months.
The Research Fellow will be working with the academic team and be responsible for leading aspects of the research programme in support of the project. It is likely to suit someone with a background in environmental economics. The nature of the research will be varied but is likely to include collection and analysis of economic data, environmental and social impact data for example. The researcher will also be required to contribute to the production of a range of outputs, some of which are expected to influence EU and local policy.
The role will include some teaching commitments for teaching support on postgraduate and undergraduate modules associated with environmental management and sustainability. In addition, the researcher may be involved in the development and support of bids for new projects.
Applicants must hold a PhD in an appropriate subject area, for example; business, economics, environmental economics, economic geography, environmental management. Excellent research methods and presentation skills and experience are essential together with experience in data collection and analysis skills. You will need to demonstrate previous experience in the engagement in the delivery of high quality research and associated outputs involving socio economic impact analysis. Demonstrable evidence of delivering high quality, effective and imaginative teaching is highly desirable.