Opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Associate - interdisciplinary social scientist

Environmental Spaces and the Feel-Good Factor

The University of Kent are currently recruiting for a high-calibre interdisciplinary social scientist to work on a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator funded project entitled ‘Environmental Spaces and the Feel-Good Factor: Relating Subjective Wellbeing to Biodiversity (RELATE)’. The position is full time for three years. The post holder will be based at University of Kent, working with Zoe Davies and the VNN’s Robert Fish, but will also collaborate closely with project co-investigators Martin Dallimer (University of Leeds) and Katherine Irvine (James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen).  In brief, the PDRA will:

  • explore human-biodiversity relationships, attitudes and values through a series of deliberative participatory workshops in UK woodlands across the seasons
  • use content and discourse analysis techniques to analyse human relationships with biodiversity attributes across a range of cultural and scientific texts
  • collaborate on a configurative systematic review, which will underpin the development of a conceptual framework for considering human-biodiversity relationships
  • write high impact peer-reviewed papers and give presentations at academic conferences
  • exchange knowledge and collaborate with project partners from both within and external to academia (e.g. government agencies and non-governmental organisations)

Further details can be found here: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BGF539/postdoctoral-research-associate/.  The application deadline is Sunday 21st Jan.