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Research Fellow (Maternity cover)

Stockholm Environment Institute at York
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
39,609 48,676 per year
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Role Description

The Stockholm Environment Institute are looking to appoint a Research Fellow to join the SPARCS (SEI's Practice And Research in Citizen Science) group as a fixed-term maternity cover post. This is a full-time post for 12 months. We are a small and friendly group working on wide range of projects using citizen science approaches both in the UK and abroad. Current project foci include UK ecology, air pollution in Kenya, urban well-being, and food waste.

It is an exciting opportunity for you to develop funding proposals to help advance the citizen science field - building on existing projects and networks within SPARCS and developing new ones. You will be able to network with colleagues within all Stockholm Environment Institute centres, with other departments in the University of York, and collaborators outside academia to help lead funding bids, to research councils, foundations and other charities. You will support SPARCS colleagues through project management where required, collaborative paper-writing, and dissemination of findings through other channels.

You will have a PhD or equivalent experience in ecology, biology, geography or environmental science, and experience of working as a citizen science researcher. You will have published academic papers and have a track record in winning funding for citizen science projects.

Your salary will be in the range £39,609 to £48,676 dependent on experience, starting mid October for up to 12 months. For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr. Sarah West (

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