An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Associate to work at Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID), made possible by  the Max Batley award within the University.

The Research Associate will work on the project – Sustainable Peace: Environmental Justice and Ecological Distribution Conflicts. The project will develop a concept of Sustainable Peace by integrating debates in Peace Studies with those centred on Environmental Justice. The post holder will compare conflicts identified by two global databases and will produce new data on how and why they do (and do not) overlap. The post offers excellent opportunities for publications, project visits and conference trips.

We are looking for someone who has, or is close to completing,  a PhD (or equivalent experience) that provides expertise on sustainable peace and environmental justice as set out in the project proposal, and who has experience of using qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. A good track record of successful research writing and experience of and skills in conducting research within the area of sustainable peace and environmental justice as set out in the project proposal is essential. Experience and knowledge of interdisciplinary research and funded research projects is highly desirable.

All applications should be received no later than Wed 12th October 2016.

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