Postdoctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge

The Department of Sociology in the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the NERC-funded project, Centre for Landscape Regeneration (CLR). The Research Associate will work with Co-I Prof Jennifer Gabrys on Work Package 4 to review, develop and test community restoration initiatives. Research will involve reviewing existing practices, interviewing stakeholders within the project and in key field sites in the Fenlands and Cairngorms, organizing and holding participatory workshops, co-designing a community restoration toolkit, contributing to data analysis and dissemination activities (including conference presentations, publications and an online atlas) for the project. The position is 30 months in duration.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 30 months.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will play a key role in contributing to the project and the overall research initiative. You will:

  • Contribute to the overall survey of community restoration initiatives
  • Contribute to fieldwork and community engagement, while coordinating with other work-package researchers
  • Aid in the development and hosting of participatory events
  • Contribute to the co-design of a community restoration toolkit
  • Contribute to the project website and other online project materials
  • Contribute to project presentations and publications
  • Contribute to dissemination of research findings and research activities according to project’s guidelines
  • Coordinate and collaborate with CLR researchers, including by attending CLR meetings and events
  • Ensure compliance with all NERC grant requirements, including project reporting, data management and ethics

You may also choose, by arrangement, to participate in teaching and supervision in the Department of Sociology at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

Eligible candidates must have a PhD in Sociology or a closely related subject, with considerable knowledge of digital technologies, smart environments, and smart forest initiatives, ideally from an STS, environmental justice, political ecology or environmental studies perspective.

You will need to upload a full Curriculum Vitae, list of publications and covering letter together with the contact details of two academic referees. Please ensure that at least one of your referees is contactable at any time during the selection process, and is made aware that they will be contacted by the HSPS HR Office to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy.

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Informal enquiries about the post may be addressed to Prof Jennifer Gabrys ([email protected] ).
It is anticipated that interviews will take place during the week commencing 17 or 24 July 2023.

Please quote reference JM37178 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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