Jan 4, 2010

University of Exeter; Postdoctoral Research Position

Postdoctoral Research Position

University of Exeter – School of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Cornwall Campus

(Ref. N2519)

Salary £24,152 – 26,391

Fixed Term for 18 months

The School wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on socio-economic aspects of mining-related activities in Europe. The researcher will support the work of the Camborne School of Mines on ‘IMPACTMIN’, a European FP7-funded international project that brings together eleven European teams to monitor impacts of mining-related activities using remote sensing. The post is available from the beginning of January 2010. The successful applicant will carry out research on socio-economic aspects of mining operations and the carbon footprint of the European mining industry. The project will focus on the following study areas: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Rosia Montana, Romania; Chelyabinsk and Orenburg, Russia, potentially Kristineberg, Sweden, and comparator areas such as Cornwall, plus UK and German coal mining areas. The aim is to work in collaboration with the international partners to produce a report and research papers on socio-economic indicators, drivers and best practice and to provide recommendations for carbon footprint reduction.

Duties will include the design of surveys for a variety of stakeholders ranging from mining companies to the general public, coordination of surveys across the study sites, including a web-based survey, the analysis of data and the writing-up of data collected by the project teams. The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information orally, in writing and electronically, contribute to progress reports required under FP7 and aim to publish the results in high impact international journals.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will ideally have experience in design and quantitative analysis of data from socio-economic surveys, experience of working with international partners, an interest in natural resources, and be keen to work in an interdisciplinary environment.

Salary will be circa £24,152 – £26, 391 p.a. on the Associate Research Fellow scale, depending on knowledge, skills and experience.

For further information please contact Frances Wall, e-mail f.wall@ex.ac.uk, or telephone +44 (0)1326 371831. Application forms are available from Jo Shepherd, jo.shepherd@exeter.ac.uk, tel. +44(0)1326 25 4112, quoting the job reference N2519. To apply please send the completed application form to Jo Shepherd.

The closing date for completed applications is 25 January 2010. Interviews are likely to be held on 2 February 2010.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity in its workforce and, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, is particularly keen to consider applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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