Researcher-Coordinator sought to join a newly established interdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange initiative at the nexus of food security, biodiversity conservation and climate change.
Reporting to Professor Nathalie Seddon, the postholder will carry out a wide range of research, outreach and administrative support activities as part of two interrelated projects aimed at building research capacity and promoting knowledge exchange, with a focus on countries high in biodiversity and vulnerable to climate change. The postholder will be required to: design and conduct stakeholder analyses; collect and analyse qualitative and/or quantitative data, including systematic literature reviews, and prepare research findings for publication in peer-reviewed journals and presentation at external meetings; contribute to the development of outreach materials for social media, blogs and animations, play and active role in the development and maintenance of project websites; develop ideas for generating funding, and contribute to the development of funding proposals.
The postholder is required to hold at least a Masters in natural or social sciences, and have specialist knowledge in conservation biology and/or agricultural science and/or environmental policy, with a publication track record in these areas. They should have excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate with diverse audiences across public and private sectors. They should also have previous experience managing projects and events, and be able to demonstrate an ability to manage project activities, prioritise a varied and busy workload and work to deadlines. Some experience running social media campaigns and/or developing websites and other outreach materials is also sought.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 13 December 2017.
Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here: www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.