Job offer in england Industrial Impact Fellow (Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Environmental Growth for Business Project) at University of Exeter



The starting salary will be from £34,520 up to £36,613 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.

We are seeking a highly skilled researcher and/or experienced applicant to lead in the development of a Natural Capital Information and Management Hub. You will have advanced spatial analysis skills and be able to derive business benefit from such skills and knowledge. Working as part of a wider team on a project that seeks to innovatively integrate ‘ecosystem services’ and ‘circular economy’ approaches to drive business innovation, resource efficiency and contribute to Cornwall’s long-term environmental growth.

You’ll be required to have a PhD or equivalent qualification/experience (including being from an industrial background) in a related field and be a nationally recognised authority in your area. You will be able to innovatively identify opportunities where spatial analysis and ecosystem services approaches can support environmental growth, resource efficiency, environmental innovation and sustainable growth.

This full-time post is available from February 2018 on a fixed term basis until January 2021. Environmental Growth for Business (EG4B) is a partnership project led by the University of Exeter, involving Cornwall Council, Cornwall Development Company and Cornwall Wildlife Trust. It is funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and forms part of the European Structural & Investment Funds for Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly and as such business support and engagement is fundamental to the delivery of the project.

The project is based at the University of Exeter, Penryn campus, Cornwall. Please note this position is 1 of 3 Industrial Impact Fellows that we are currently recruiting for the EG4B project. The other 2 positions are within the College of Engineering Mathematics & Physical Sciences (CEMPS) and College of Life and Environmental Sciences (CLES).

Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Professor Kevin Gaston (Professor of Biodiversity and Conservation) email k.j.gaston@exeter.ac.uk  or 01326 255795 and/or Alex Huke (Impact and Partnership Development Manager) for background and information on EG4B project: email a.r.huke@exeter.ac.uk or 07917348284.

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, a cycle to work scheme and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter.  If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in. 

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities.  We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. The University of Exeter has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer, an Athena Swan accredited institution and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce