Research Associate

Closing date: 26th October 2015
Grade 7 £29,552 -£37,394 per annum
Full-time, fixed term until 31 October 2016

We seek to appoint a Research Associate to join our busy team in The Faculty of Social Sciences. The post holder will work directly with Professor Daniel Brockington at Sheffield (where the project will be based), and with Bhaskar Vira and Bill Adams (Cambridge) and Esteve Corbera (Barcelona) to support the delivery of high quality research for a project that seeks to examine the framing of debates about poverty reduction and ecosystem services. This project is funded by the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA), Department for International Development, the Natural Environment Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a social/ environmental science discipline (or equivalent qualification/experience). Key responsibilities include assisting in delivering the work packages involving interviews, report and article writing, conference and meeting preparation,  networking and dissemination, knowledge exchange activities and maintaining effective communications across the team (Universities of Sheffield, Cambridge, Barcelona). Some international travel will be involved. Administrative roles include in ensuring that the project data are correctly recorded, documented, analysed and managed. It will require some national and international travel to attend a variety of research and policy meetings.

The research work includes drafting concept papers and using these as research tools in our engagement with the different research and practitioner communities which are working on this issue. These engagements will include interviews with academic leaders; policy makers and practitioners in funding organisations, government departments and NGOs; holding seminars as side-events of international meetings and maintaining an interactive website.

Deadline for applications is 26th October 2015.

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