Impact Translation Fellow in Environmental Economics

University of Leeds
Leeds, United Kingdom
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University/Academia/Research/Think tank
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Would you like to be part of an exciting research impact programme that aims to generate £50 million+ benefits to Yorkshire’s economy? Do you want to lead and manage projects that seek to achieve this aim by translating research to address catchment management issues, including flood and drought risk, improved water quality and building climate resilience in rural and urban areas? Are you educated to PhD level, or have equivalent experience, in environmental economics?

Central to iCASP activity are several Impact Translation Fellows, who will lead on a diverse range of projects that are the engine of iCASP activity. Projects will be co-developed between academics and a diverse range of partner organisations. Working at the interface between academia and stakeholder organisations you will seek to solve problems facing industry and government in the broad area of catchment dynamics, including flooding, drought mitigation, water quality, agricultural resilience and carbon sequestration. As one of the Impact Translation Fellows with a background in environmental economics, possibly with experience in appraising the sustainability of development, you would be focusing on projects that involve valuing, and developing tools to support the valuation of, the benefits of green and blue infrastructure and other catchment management solutions. This will require working closely with catchment scientists and with non-academic organisations.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor David Hodgson, Deputy Director of iCASP

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0236, email:   

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment

School/Institute:  School of Geography

Category:  Research

Grade:  Grade 7

Salary:  £32,548 to £38,833 p.a.

Post Type:  Full Time

Contract Type:  Fixed Term (For three years, due to external funding)

Closing Date:  Tuesday 11 September 2018

Interview Date:  Thursday 20 September 2018

Reference:  ENVGE1081

Downloads:  Candidate Brief