This is a temporary, part time vacancy that will close in 10 days at 23:59 BST.
Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW) based at the James Hutton Institute delivers accessible research and expert opinion to support Scottish Government and its delivery partners in the development and implementation of water policy. This is done collaboratively with the expertise embedded in Scotland’s Universities and Research Institutes.
Key to CREW’s success at the science: policy interface is co-construction of research, project management and knowledge exchange. The post-holder will have a fundamental role in CREW as a project manager, liaising with policy contacts, managing projects and ensuring effective knowledge exchange.
The ideal candidate would have project management or similar experience, the confidence to engage with a range of stakeholders and communicate with them effectively, as well as a good understanding of how to translate scientific research into policy-relevant outputs. The potential candidate should evidence the ability to produce concise reports and policy outputs and/or scientific communications.
Given the current COVID-19 situation it is envisaged that this post would be predominantly home-based. Going forward the successful candidate would be expected to attend meetings at James Hutton Institute premises and at other venues throughout Scotland driven by project need.
The role may be based at either our Aberdeen (Craigiebuckler) or Dundee (Invergowrie) site, with some travel to the other location as necessary. Please note that this is a 5 month fixed term contract. Applications from candidates seeking full-time or part-time working hours are welcomed.
You must have the right to work in the UK to be eligible for this position.
For further information and to apply please visit www.hutton.ac.uk/Careers
The James Hutton Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
The James Hutton Institute combines strengths in crops, soils and land use and environmental research, and makes a major contribution to the understanding of key global issues, such as food, energy and environmental security, and developing and promoting effective technological and management solutions to these.
James Hutton (1726 – 1797) was a leading figure of the Scottish Enlightenment, an eighteenth century golden age of intellectual and scientific achievements centred on Edinburgh. He is internationally regarded as the founder of modern geology and one of the first scientists to describe the Earth as a living system. His thinking on natural selection influenced Charles Darwin in developing his theory of evolution.