Grade 3 senior researcher

Jobs, 10 January 2018
Shaping Sustainable Markets research group
Contract type: 
£45,361 - £49,968 per annum depending on experience (up to £56,405 for exceptional candidates)
Closing date: 
4pm on Monday, 1 October 2018

We are recruiting for a senior researcher to support the ocean and fisheries economics research programme, which looks at the use of innovative economic solutions to address the problems facing the fisheries sector and to support healthy marine and coastal ecosystems and resilient communities.

This role will use evidence-based research to inform and influence policy and effectively communicate research findings through publications both at national and global levels. The post-holder is also expected to lead on new areas of research in ocean and fisheries economics and fundraising for the programme.

To succeed in this role, you must have a postgraduate degree in economics, fisheries economics, natural resources economics, development economics or other related disciplines. This should be supported with a substantial research background and experience evidenced by a track record of publications and by roles in international research processes and debates.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate experience in people and project management, particularly experience of coordinating and sustaining diverse teams or collaborative networks, including from a distance. The ability to demonstrate a track record of securing funding for own projects from a diversity of donors is also essential for this role.

This role is part of the Shaping Sustainable Markets research group, which works to ensure that markets – big and small – are fair and enable poor people and nature to thrive. The group's research focuses on the mechanisms, structures and policies that bring about more inclusive and green economies. The group is formed of researchers, convenors and thought leaders, whose strength is in finding locally appropriate solutions to complex global and national problems.

IIED is an independent policy research organisation based in the UK and active in five continents through an extended network of partners. It promotes research, action and policy change linking the local to the global level to achieve sustainable development.

Applications are welcome from all candidates who meet the experience, knowledge and skills requirements outlined in the job description.

How to apply: 

IIED is committed to diversity and equal opportunities. Applications are welcome from all duly qualified candidates who meet the stated criteria.

The interview date will be confirmed shortly. 

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