Post-Doctoral Research and Knowledge Exchange Specialist (UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science)

University of Dundee

Dundee, , GB

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties

Fixed Term to 31 March 2021 

Purpose of the Post:
The Postdoctoral Research and Knowledge Exchange Fellow will be responsible for leading, developing, promoting and coordinating the research and knowledge exchange activities of the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science. The incumbent will work in close collaboration with the UNESCO Centre’s Director, managing the operational activities of the Centre and ensuring that the impact of water-related research from the University of Dundee reaches its full potential. They will also engage in water-related research work in line with the Centre’s objectives.
Principle Duties:

The candidate will be expected to carry out a range of duties, including:

– Organise and convene events within the university to facilitate cross-disciplinary dialogue between academics;
– Maintain and develop social media programmes;
– Establish an outreach programme that will engage stakeholders outside of the university (in the local community and across Scotland, the UK and around the world);
– Engage in primary research and publishing in collaboration with international associates;
– Develop and build on the existing network of Honorary Associates to create more dynamic and interactive relationships that engage Honoraries more directly in the Centre’s work;
– Collaborate with the university’s internationalization programme to ensure that student recruitment and Centre research objectives are harmonized as much as possible;
– Produce marketing and knowledge exchange materials in conjunction with Centre academics, and establish systems that facilitate rapid and responsive generation of such materials;
– Create streamlined processes and procedures that facilitate research into use, allowing easy translation of policy-relevant findings to relevant stakeholders;
– Work with the Director to actively develop relationships with other IHP Cat.II Centres and with UNESCO Chairs;
– Assist the Director in the development of new teaching programmes, including online provision;
– Investigate and actively pursue training opportunities, especially in collaboration with Scottish and IHP/UNESCO networks;
– Maintain and develop system producing regular updates (e.g. newsletters, blogs etc) based on Centre activities;
– Maintain and develop the Centre’s website in line with university practice;
– Attend and present at meetings in Scotland and beyond on behalf of the Centre;
– Assist the Director with planning and the identification and development of opportunities that facilitate achievement of the Centre’s objectives.

Summary of Skills, Experience and Qualifications
Graduate profile and qualifications: The Business and KE Specialist will be expected to have an advanced degree in a relevant discipline, (e.g. law, geography, natural resource management, economics). They will have a proven ability to work across disciplines and an outstanding ability to create, develop and maintain networks.
For more details of this role, please see the Further Particulars.   

The University of Dundee is a diverse community and we are committed to opportunity for all. We have a flexible and supportive working environment, offering a range of family friendly policies’. We have staff networks for LGBT and BME staff and a comprehensive Disability Service. We are also holders of an Athena Swan Bronze Award and members of Stonewall. 

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