Post-Doctoral Researcher (‘Towards Brown Gold? Re-imagining off grid sanitation in rapidly urbanising areas in Asia and Africa’.)

Institute for Development Support (IDS)
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
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The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a global research and learning organisation for equitable and sustainable change, based in Brighton. 

The Resource Politics and Environmental Change Cluster at IDS is seeking a Post-doctoral Researcher (PDR) to work on the ESRC-funded project: ‘Towards Brown Gold? Re-imagining off grid sanitation in rapidly urbanising areas in Asia and Africa’. 

This project focuses on marginality, sanitation and wastewater challenges in five growing towns in Ethiopia, Ghana, India and Nepal. The PDR will work with IDS and the University of Brighton, and will be expected to work across the social science (IDS) and arts and humanities (University of Brighton) components of the project. 

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant discipline along with good and up-to-date knowledge of the theoretical and practical literature on urbanisation and sanitation. The successful candidate will have excellent analytical, writing and communication skills and knowledge of participatory arts-based research methods. A willingness to travel overseas and fluency in spoken and written English is essential to this role.

Further details:

£36,810 to £48,654 per annum

Initial appointment will be in the above range per annum (depending on experience)

Post Type:
Full Time

Contract Type: 
Fixed Term (24 months)

Closing Date: 
23.59 hours GMT on Monday 16 November 2020