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Research Fellow: Socio-Economic Analysis of Catchment Solutions

Would you like to be part of an exciting new research project mitigating the risks of floods and droughts, improving water quality and bringing significant benefits to the economy, environment and wider society? Do you have a PhD in Environmental/Ecological Economics or Quantitative Environmental Social Science?

The Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP) is a £6 million investment over five years, with funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), aimed at generating solutions to significant environmental issues and bringing benefits across rural and urban areas of Yorkshire. The programme requires a team of innovative social and natural scientists, communicators and administrators to support the translation of science and the engagement of agencies across all sectors.

This exciting new role will lead the socio-economic analysis of catchment solutions developed by the project, providing the evidence of the social impact of the iCASP programme. You will have the opportunity to develop innovative methodologies that accurately capture the value of a varied portfolio of NERC science to the Yorkshire region, working closely with leading academic experts in the field of environmental economics and impact evaluation. In addition to writing papers for the peer reviewed literature, you will ensure that all programme partners and funders are provided with regular, robust analysis of performance measures.

With a PhD in Environmental/Ecological Economics or Quantitative Environmental Social Science, you will have knowledge and experience of applying economic/social science techinquest to the natural environment. You will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to understand and present complex economic and scientific data across the range of activities to be supported by the programme.

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

Dr Julia Martin Ortega, Academic Lead for Socio-economic impacts of catchment solutions

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 9752, email:


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Geography / School of Earth and Environment
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £32,004 to £38,183 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  30 hours
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 31 January 2022 -external funded)
Closing Date:  Sunday 26 March 2017
Interview Date:  Tuesday 02 May 2017
Reference:  ENVJS1001
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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