Fixed-term Contract until 31 March 2022.
Research Assistant (if close to completing PhD) £30,600 per annum or Research Fellow (if PhD obtained) £33,309 per annum
As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally. Our distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world.
Our people are our most valuable resource and everyone has a role to play in shaping the future of our university, developing our learners, and transforming the businesses we work with. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here. Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.
The School of Water, Energy and Environment leads in delivering Cranfield’s Mission within Water, Energy and Power, and Environment and Agrifood. The School is committed to leading in its areas of expertise through investing in world class staff and facilities over the long term.
Within our Water for Food community of practice, you will work closely with colleagues to deliver on a UKRI GCRF funded project entitled ‘Supporting transformative adaptation and building equitable resilience to drought for sustainable development’. The project, based on case studies in Kenya and South Africa, seeks to address the fundamental question ‘how do we manage systemic risk in a way that enhances social equity and builds resilience at multiple scales? You will be responsible for collating and synthesising hydrological data and scientific and grey literature relating to four case-study catchments and working with collaborators to develop indicators of resilience that are aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
You will have a PhD (obtained or near completion) in Geography, Environmental Science, Social Science or a related discipline and have experience of management research using both qualitative and quantitative methods. With excellent communication skills, you will have expertise in social network analysis.
At Cranfield we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential.
Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women and/or minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.
We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role. Find out more here.
For an informal discussion, please contact Prof. Tim Hess, Professor in Water and Food Systems, on +44 (0)1234 75 8305 or (E); [email protected].
Your career at Cranfield will be enhanced through access to fully equipped shared laboratory and pilot facilities, extensive research and business training through our learning and development team and doctoral training centres in a collegiate and supportive environment.