University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Exeter (Hybrid)


The starting salary will be from £41,732 up to £42,978 on Grade F, pro rata, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy


The above UKRI funded part-time (0.5 FTE) post is available 01 October 2023 to 31 March 2024.

The post

The Faculty wishes to recruit a part-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in the Sustainable Development and Resilience of Coastal Communities in the UK (ROCC) project. The project is funded by the UKRI Strategic Priority Fund on Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources. Its aim is to build knowledge and know-how to enhance the resilience of marine resource-users to environmental, regulatory and socio-cultural change while also improving wellbeing and reducing impacts on the marine environment. This role is affiliated to work-package two which is using oral history and archival methods to examine how diverse marine resource-users responded to change and disturbance in the past. Specifically, this role will support analysis of the oral history data, including data collected in collaboration with Natural England as part of their Marine Natural Capital and Ecosystem Assessment programme. TThe successful applicant will join the work-package two team and lead on the Natural England collaboration.

The post will include:

  • Leading on the collaboration with Natural England.
  • Analysing qualitative oral history data in a way that builds on existing progress on the ROCC work-package two data.
  • Leading on a report to Natural England that combines the existing and new data.
  • Co-authoring scientific publications and conference presentations.
  • Leading and contributing to development of other project outputs including policy briefs, web content, presentations and project reports, as appropriate.
  • Pro-actively engaging with the SMMR-Net and wider programme.
  • About you

    The successful applicant will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in marine social science and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively with marine policy stakeholders from policy and evidence teams.
  • Provide theoretical and conceptual input into research on the relationships among social-ecological resilience, human well-being and environmental sustainability.
  • Confidently analyse qualitative and archival data.
  • Evidence competence in written skills including scientific project reports and publications.
  • Work effectively in a trans-disciplinary team.
  • Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment.

    What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career

  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a Fertility Treatment Policy

  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon.

  • The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 and the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities released by Shanghai Rankings).

    Our research income in recent years means we're the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world's most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world- leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We are using the power of our education and research to create a sustainable, healthy and socially just future. Our shared purpose and vision continually moves us forward to make a difference to our people, our communities, our partners and the world around us. Read about our world leading research on Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO City of Literature

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

    For further information please contact Louisa Evans, e-mail [email protected].

    The closing date for completed applications is 21st Sept 2023. Interviews are expected to take place soon after that.

    Job details


    Postdoctoral Research Fellow


    University of Exeter


    United Kingdom


    September 15, 2023

    Application deadline

    September 21, 2023

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    Agricultural Science,Biology,Geosciences,Mathematics,Physics,Space Science

    About the employer

    The University of Exeter is a public university that focuses on research. It was established in the year 1955. In 1851, it was first formed as Schools of Science and Art. In 1900, its name was then changed to the Royal Albert Memorial College which later converted into a university college of the southwest in the year 1922. And finally, it received its authorization in 1955 as the University of Exeter.

    The university is a part of the Russell Group which contains the top research-intensive universities of United Kingdom and has a total of 3 campuses. Out of all 3, Streatham is the largest campus by area as it contains most of the university's executive buildings.

    Also, it is considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the nation. Moreover, the Penryn campus is associated with Falmouth University as per a combined initiative.

    The University has more than 25,263 student population who are coming from over 130 different nations. The university organizes its educational and administrative departments into 6 scholastic colleges. There are many research centres and institutes inside the campus. There are more than 200 student societies including creative writing, theatre club, Socialist Students societies, Poker Society and Conservative Future society. The university maintains an athletic union which is responsible for organizing and administrating all the sports activities fairly and actively. The union governs more than 50 sports clubs which have around 5,000 students.

    The university has a great alumni base and actively connects with more than 125,000 alumni in 183 countries across the world. The graduates have been working in different fields. From globally known business leaders and lawyers to inspiring leaders and teachers to highly praised members of the press and artists, this university has proudly touched the lives of its alumni. Some of the much-known alumni of the university are J.K. Rowling (author- famous for Harry Potter series), Ameenah Gurib (Mauritius's 6th President) and Abdullah Gül (Turkey's 11th President).

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