Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Tenders Global

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

University of Oxford

The focus of the project is on refining the technical basis for the emerging concept of Nature Positive, and then expanding the evidence for the feasibility of a transition to a Nature Positive Economy through further research and the implementation of multiple practical pilot projects.

Working with the Oxford PI, the PDRA will:

–     through a review of academic and policy literature, examine the fundamentals of Nature-Positive (NP), and what is meant by a Nature Positive Economy (NPE); establishing the project’s overall definition for those terms, and an underpinning conceptual framework

–     lead organisation and implementation of 4 technical workshops (M3, M6, M12, M18) which will allow the team to further contributing to the development of an NPE framework

–     circulate NPE concept/workshop outputs to all stakeholder groups for debate and feedback leading to adaptation and further research as required

Working with the PI and wider Consortium, the PDRA will support efforts to:

–     co-develop NPE criteria, indicators and baselines

–     stakeholder engagement on a vision for scaling up NPE

–     develop NPE roadmaps

The successful candidate will:

– Hold, or be close to completion, of a relevant phD/Dphil, together with relevant experience 

– Possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes 

– Ability to manage own academic research and associated activities

– Previous experience of contributing to publications/presentations

– Ability to contribute ideas for new research projects and research income generation

– Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings

The University of Oxford is committed to equality and valuing diversity. All applicants will be judged on merit, according to the selection criteria.

This post is full time and available immediately.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 8th December and interviews are likely to be scheduled for mid-late December. Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via our e-recruitment system, and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

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