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Research Associate

Empowering Community Action for Seagrass Conservation in Southeast Asia: Seagrass Meadows Support Food Security.

Sustainable Places are looking to appoint a Research Associate  to contribute to the interdisciplinary research programme within the project 'Empowering Community Action for Seagrass Conservation in Southeast Asia: Seagrass Meadows Support Food Security', carrying out supporting work that helps achieve the aims of the project and leads to the publishing of research in high-quality journals.

The research associate will contribute to research examining ecosystem service values and the drivers of seagrass decline across Southeast Asia. This is part of a larger research and engagement project focusing on seagrass conservation in Southeast Asia and evidencing the links between seagrass meadows and food security across scales. Principal activities will include collection and analysis of data in collaboration with local partners and contributing to high quality research outputs aimed at both academic and non-academic audiences. The research will involve meta-analysis of existing data as well as generation of new data from case studies in Indonesia, Cambodia and the Philippines.

The Research Associate will work directly with Dr Leanne Cullen-Unsworth, the Principal Investigator from the Sustainable Places Research Institute and closely with Dr Richard Unsworth from Swansea University, as well as other team members in the Philippines, Indonesia and Cambodia. You will spend significant amounts of time on fieldwork in the Philippines, Indonesia and Cambodia and have a high level of interaction with all project partners. The successful candidate therefore needs to be able to communicate remotely (e.g. via Skype) with international project partners as well as work in remote overseas locations for significant periods of time and be willing to take part in activities outside of normal working hours when required.

Post Reference Number: 3364BR
This position is part-time (.5) and fixed-term for 24 months.
It is anticipated that an appointment will be made at point 23, (Grade 5) £25,513 pro. rata.
Closing Date:  Friday 22 May 2015

More details on the University jobs website.