Postdoctoral Research Associate or Fellow University of Exeter, UK

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Postdoctoral Research Associate or Fellow: This new full-time post is available from September 2023 on a fixed-term basis until September 2025. This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home. We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary for Associate will be from £32,982 on Grade E. For fellow it will be from £41,732 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience (pro rata if opting for part time).
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th August 2023
Closes: 28th August 2023
Job Ref: P88947

Summary of the Role: The Faculty of Environment, Sciences, and Economy seeks to recruit either a Postdoctoral Research Associate or Fellow to contribute to the project “Evaluating Community Interventions to Maximize Health and Wellbeing Impacts of Anticipatory Climate Change Adaptations.” This NIHR funded position is available from September 2023 to September 2025. The successful applicant will engage in mixed-method (mainly qualitative) social science research, collaborating closely with community groups in the UK.

Job Description:

Postdoctoral Research Associate or Fellow University of Exeter – Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy

The role entails the following responsibilities:

  1. Conduct desk-based research and surveys to develop an understanding of community-led climate change action in England.
  2. Organize and conduct in-depth qualitative interviews, collaborative workshops, and community events.
  3. Collaborate with project partners and the wider team, including health researchers.
  4. Perform analysis and collaborate on generating outcomes such as journal articles, presentations, and stakeholder reports/briefings.

About You: The ideal candidate should have the ability to develop research objectives, projects, and proposals, identify sources of research funding, and make presentations at conferences and events. Applicants should possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion for Associate) or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful candidate should be a nationally recognized authority in environmental or health geographies or related disciplines, with specialist knowledge to develop research programs and methodologies. Collaborative work skills, supervision abilities, and team leadership experience are essential. Candidates should be proficient in qualitative research and analysis, establishing connections with community groups, producing written and verbal research outputs, and performing research organization and administrative tasks. Experience with quantitative and qualitative mapping techniques and surveys is desirable.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

How to Apply: For inquiries, please contact Neil Adger, Catherine Butler, and Emma Bland via email at;;

Last Date for Apply: The application deadline is Thursday, 28th August 2023.

Note: Applicants must submit their applications through the University’s official application portal.

Join the University of Exeter’s dynamic research team and contribute to cutting-edge research that addresses the pressing challenges of climate change adaptation and community health. Apply today and become a vital part of our impactful research endeavors.



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