Knowledge Exchange Fellow, ACCESS


6 Jun 2023
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Research Field
Environmental science
Researcher Profile
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Established Researcher (R3)
United Kingdom
Application Deadline
30 Jun 2023 – 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract
Job Status
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

Psychological Sciences

Location: Guildford
Salary: £35,308 to £43,155 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Friday 30 June 2023
Reference: 029123

Advert Knowledge Exchange Fellow – ACCESS

We wish to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Impact Fellow to work in the ACCESS project for a period of 17 months (or part-time equivalent). The post holder will be based at the University of Surrey.

ACCESS is an exciting £6.25m five-year climate and environment social science project funded by ERSC. It is led by director Prof Patrick Devine-Wright and co-director Prof Birgitta Gatersleben at the University of Surrey who are working alongside wider team that includes the universities of Bath, Leeds and Sussex and the Natural Environment Social Research Network, devolved governments, energy and water companies, local councils, science centres and the National Trust. 

ACCESS aims to map, assess and learn from current environmental social science expertise; empower environmental social scientists with the knowledge and skills required to support policy or institutional changes; horizon scan future research pathways and respond with agility to stakeholder evidence needs; and create a world-class data and information hub to enable innovative solutions.

The successful applicant will be responsible for supporting the ACCESS leadership team in championing environmental social science. You will be primarily responsible for delivering outcomes related to workpackage 1 which aims to map, assess and learn from current environmental social science expertise and build a toolkit for successful interdisciplinary environmental social science in research, policy and practice.

We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow with a PhD in Environmental Social science or a related discipline. The successful candidate must have experience in working in interdisciplinary applied settings. They will have experience in working with non-academic stakeholders and communicating scientific knowledge to different non-academic stakeholders such as local and natural policy, organisations, the media and business.

ACCESS is strongly committed to equal opportunities for all and supporting a better work life balance. We strive to support an inclusive, diverse culture in our programme ensuring equality throughout our work. As such we welcome applicants from groups traditionally underrepresented in interdisciplinary environmental social science research and practice. 

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For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the ‘apply online’ button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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