Coastal Communities and Health in South East Asia
College of Medicine and Health
This full time post is available from 7 January 2019 until 31 December 2021 (36 months).
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.
We are looking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) with research experience, including excellent quantitative skills, within the broad field of 'environment, human health and wellbeing' to work on the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) supported, 'Blue Communities' project. The aim of the post is to work collaboratively with partners in four South East Asian countries (Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines) to develop, and analyse and disseminate data from, population surveys on health and wellbeing in several coastal communities in the region. Ideal you will have experience developing and analysing survey data on health and wellbeing and a disciplinary background in areas such as health sciences, epidemiology, psychology, economics, or quantitative geography.
Blue Communities is a collaboration between Plymouth Marine Laboratories; the University of Exeter; the University of Plymouth; and several institutions and non-governmental bodies across South East Asia. You will join a multi-disciplinary team on the project including (marine sciences, evidence synthesis, geography, psychology, epidemiology, and environmental/health economics), based at the European Centre for Environment and Human health on the University of Exeter's Truro Campus. The post also involves supporting training programmes to increase capacity in core research skills relevant to the post among our partner organisations.
You must have a PhD in a discipline related to the post and relevant research methods experience in environmental psychology, environmental economics, quantitative geography, health sciences, or epidemiology.
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For further information on the posts please contact Dr Mathew White Mathew.firstname.lastname@example.org or 01872 258131 or Dr Karyn Morrissey K.Morrissey@exeter.ac.uk or 01872 258155.
Interviews are expected to take place 3 December.
The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, onsite gym, cycle to work scheme, sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave
We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.
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The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.
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