Research Associate for BiUrbs

University of the West of England

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UWE Bristol are one of the largest universities in the South West and one of the largest employers in the Bristol region. We currently have an opportunity for a Research Associate in our Centre for Architecture and the Built Environment Research.

About the vacancy: The University of the West of England has a leading profile in green and blue infrastructure crossing two research centres: the Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research (CABER) and the Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environment (SPE). CABER and SPE are seeking to appoint a Research Associate with a background in real estate economics, property development and planning, or quantity surveying to support the UKRI-funded Biurbs project.

Biurbs is a UKRI project to improve understanding of the economics of biodiversity, funded by Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) .

About you: This role is specifically targeted at: working with stakeholders to understand the challenges and opportunities in recognising and realising biodiversity in redevelopment and developing a multi-stakeholder costs and benefits model for biodiversity.

You will have the opportunity to work with leading researchers working across CABER and SPE as well as our partner organisations in the Biurbs Project, University of Manchester (leading the project), University of East London and Stolon Studios.

The post holder will report to Professor Jessica Lamond, College Dean of Research, and will be expected to interface with researchers in the department, wider Faculty and partner institutions. This will be a fixed term 15-month post with potential to extend depending on future research funding.

Where is this role based?

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed.

Why UWE Bristol?

We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with 36,000 students and 4,200 staff from right across the globe. Based in Bristol , one of the UK’s most exciting and forward-thinking cities, we are regionally embedded and globally connected, with an established network of employer and academic partners.

In addition to progressive pay rates, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including generous annual leave and pension schemes as well as opportunities for training and personal development.

We also provide a tailored professional programme to support our academic colleagues in delivering the highest in professional teaching standards.

Add your individuality to ours

UWE Bristol recognises the power of a truly diverse university community .

We are proud to be part of a vibrant, multicultural city that celebrates diversity, we’re always looking for talented people from all backgrounds to join us. Our people are our strength, and diversity enhances our creativity and leads to better decision-making and problem-solving. Bring your talent and ambition to our growing community and find yourself in a stimulating and supportive environment where you’ll thrive.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, Multiple Heritage or Other Minority Ethnic and (fe)male candidates as we are currently under-represented in these areas within UWE Bristol, however all appointments are made strictly on individual merit.

Further information

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Professor Jessica Lamond on 0117 3283268 or email: [email protected] .

This is a fixed-term post for 15 months, and is full-time working on a 100 percent contract.

This post is available on a job share basis for applicants wishing to work part time.

The University will be implementing a hybrid way of working once restrictions from Covid 19 end therefore you will be expected to work on campus for part of your working week. Exact days will be agreed with your line manager.

As a Disability Confident employer, we welcome applications from those who identify as having a disability.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. As we are unable to sponsor anyone requiring a visa for this role candidates must therefore be able to provide their own right to work in the UK.

Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to provide your right to work documents at your interview. Please refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable.

Please note that UWE does not cover any visa or health surcharge costs.

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