Post-Doctoral Research Assistant Needed

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Environmental and Ecological Economics

Aberystwyth University -School of Management and Business
(Fixed Term 15 Months)
Grade 7: £31,331

Applications are invited for a 15 Month Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in the School of Management and Business at Aberystwyth University to work on a project funded by NERC’s Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS) programme called ‘Diversity of upland rivers for ecosystem service sustainability’ (DURESS). This is a major project involving six institutions, led by Cardiff University. The successful candidate will work with Professor Mike Christie (Aberystwyth University) to deliver the ‘Valuation’ work package that aims to evaluate the economic benefits / costs associated with changes to provisioning, regulating, and cultural services in UK upland rivers. In addition, the candidate will also be expected to work with the other natural science and policy research being done as part of this project where appropriate.

Candidates should have a PhD (or equivalent) in environmental and ecological economics or related subjects, and have experience in publishing research in peer-reviewed journals. Experience in non-market valuation methods and ecosystem service assessments, social science fieldwork and working in interdisciplinary teams is highly desirable. 

The successful candidate will be expected to commence on the 1st September 2013 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Mike Christie on 01970 622217 / 07772867026
or mec@aber.ac.uk
Ref: SMB.13.05
Closing date: 16 August 2013

For information and application forms please go to the Apply link below.

Completed Applications Forms should be signed and returned to the Human Resources Recruitment Team by email, fax or post. Email address: vacancies@aber.ac.uk  / Tel:  01970 628555 / Fax:  01970 622975

NOTE: Please put the post reference on the front of your envelope and on your application form.

We are a Bilingual Institution which operates a Welsh Language scheme and is committed to Equal Opportunities.

Appointments are normally made within 4-8 weeks of the closing date. If we have not been in touch within this timescale you may assume that your application is not being further considered and no other communication will be sent.

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