We are recruiting a senior research associate for nature recovery finance

Green leaves from below

The Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery (LCNR) is being established to address the challenge of delivering effective and socially inclusive nature recovery at scale. Providing sufficient financial resources and prioritisation is among the greatest challenges facing nature recovery.

As a Senior Research Associate for Nature Recovery Finance you will be working with a team of multidisciplinary researchers to conceptualise, develop and scale a financial architecture that can sustainably resource nature recovery at the scale required. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an ambitious research and engagement programme on one of the most high-profile environmental issues.

You will prepare and publish in high quality academic publications and regularly write and publish articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and reviews. You will raise research funds through grant applications and manage your own area of a larger research budget. You will participate actively in research within the LCNR; developing collaborations with others. You may contribute to teaching a wide range of courses, including undergraduate and MSc/MPhil courses.
The successful candidate must hold a relevant PhD/DPhil with significant research experience in either business, economics, finance, or law. Academic training in one of these disciplines is required for this post. You must have an established reputation as a leading authority in the field, strong academic publication record, and familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field.  You will have the ability to lead and motivate a team of research staff.  Sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop novel research projects and methodologies is a must. A demonstrated ability to secure significant research funding through a track record of successful grant applications is essential.

Whilst the role is a Grade 8 (£43,414 p.a.) position, we would be willing to consider candidates with potential but less experience who are seeking a development opportunity, for which an initial appointment would be at Grade 7 (£34,308 – £42,155 p.a.) with the responsibilities adjusted accordingly.

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.

This is a fixed term post for 36 months with the possibility of extension depending on funding.

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 Friday 12 May 2023, and interviews will be held late-May 2023.

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