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Research Associate (Maternity Cover)

Stockholm Environment Institute at York
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
32,236-39,609 a year (reduced pro-rata)
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Role Description

The Stockholm Environment Institute are looking to appoint a researcher to join the SPARCS (SEI's Practice And Research in Citizen Science) group as a fixed-term maternity cover post. This is an 80% post for up to 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 ecology, air pollution and urban well-being in the UK and overseas.

It is an exciting opportunity for you to deepen your knowledge of citizen science and apply your skills in developing citizen science projects, analysing data from citizen science projects, writing papers for publication and disseminating findings. It is also an opportunity for you to network with colleagues within all Stockholm Environment Institute centres, with other departments in the University of York, and collaborators outside academia to help develop funding bids.

You will have a PhD or equivalent experience in ecology, biology, geography or environmental science, and experience of designing or running citizen science projects. You will have published academic papers and have contributed to proposal writing (to research councils and/or funders such as the Lottery).

Your salary will be in the range £32,236-£39,609 a year dependent on experience, reduced pro-rata for 80% FTE, starting September/October 2018 for up to 12 months. For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr. Sarah West ( 

Closing date: 2 October 2018

Interview date: 17 October 2018

Vacancy reference: 6990

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