We are looking to appoint a 1-year post available from 1 November 2017.
The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.
SWEEP (The South West Partnership for Environment and Economic Prosperity) is an exciting new 5-year project in partnership with Plymouth University and Plymouth Marine Laboratory, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council. SWEEP Impact Fellows will have a unique opportunity to develop research facing skills within a leading research intensive University, whilst also working directly with non-academic partners and stakeholders to deliver impact and real world change. We are seeking to recruit the research leaders of tomorrow, who are passionate about delivering impact from research.
Applications are invited for an ecologist with expertise in arable, grassland and agroforestry production systems, to work full time as a Postdoctoral SWEEP Impact Fellow on the project 'Decision support for the 25 Year Environment Plan: The North Devon Biosphere and Pioneer'.
The successful candidates will engage with a variety of stakeholders to improve the understanding of North Devon's beneficiaries of natural capital, the role of natural capital in the future of farm business models, and the barriers to change. The project will deliver impact in three key areas:
The successful applicant will be about to complete their PhD (or equivalent qualifications/experience, if appointed on Grade E), or have completed a PhD (or equivalent qualifications/experience, if appointed on Grade F) that provides them with a solid grounding in relevant academic skills.