Senior Researcher in Modelling Policy Scenarios to support Nature-based Solutions and Nature Recovery
We are seeking an experienced scientist with significant expertise in quantitative policy assessment and scenario modelling to examine the social, economic, and environmental outcomes of scaling up nature-based solutions (NbS) and nature recovery (NR) in the UK.
Your main activities will involve managing academic research activities, including coordinating multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines and desired goals. This will involve designing, overseeing and conducting land use scenario modelling for the UK, working with a wide range of researchers from different disciplines, stakeholders and project partners. You will agree clear task objectives for other team members in their activities, contribute to policy engagement and knowledge exchange activities and prepare manuscripts for submission to peer reviewed journals. You will have a proven capacity to produce excellent research and you will be expected to collaborate on initiatives to further cross-disciplinary research at the centre. You will regularly write research articles at a national level for peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and reviews. Presenting papers at national conferences, and lead seminars to disseminate research findings will be a key duty.
The successful candidate will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil with research experience. You will have a strong publication record and familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field. You will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research projects and methodologies. The ability to independently plan and manage a research project, including a research budget is essential. You will have experience of co-designing scenarios with various stakeholder groups, and conducting scenario modelling experiments. You will have experience in publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women, black, and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in posts in SoGE. SoGE is committed to equality and values diversity.
The role is fixed term for 3 years.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 5 April 2023, and interviews will be held in Mid-April.