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Latest job vacancies with water@leeds

We currently have two great opportunities to work with water@leeds.

Water@leeds Doctoral Research and Training Centre Manager

Closing date 9th October 2014

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated water expert to help lead and co-ordinate exciting new initiatives in water@leeds. water@leeds is already recognised as one of the largest interdisciplinary centres for water-related research, innovation, and training in the world. We seek to generate world-leading research and innovation which has major impacts on society, environment and the economy, to maximise the effectiveness of research and impact funding in the water sector by becoming the focus for interdisciplinary water research and to train new innovative, excellent and interdisciplinary water experts to work at the cutting edge of water research, management and policy.

Your primary role will be to: (i) identify and coordinate large, strategic water-focused framework and other tenders and funding applications, and (ii) establish and manage a new water@leeds Research and Doctoral Training Centre (DRTC) for water-related training, research and innovation. Both aspects of the role will involve significant engagement with external, traditional and non-traditional funding providers, research users, and working collegiately across the breadth of water@leeds. This is primarily a leadership role, however there will be opportunity for the successful candidate to supervise PhD students within the DRTC.

We expect you to have a Ph.D. and significant postdoctoral experience in a research and innovation focused environment, including successful submission of funding proposals to commercial and/or end-user bodies in a relevant water-related field or sector.

For further details and to apply please visit the University of Leeds jobs website

Lecturer / Associate Professor in Ecological Economics

Closing date 30th September 2014

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated ecological economist with relevant water-related research interests to develop and enhance links across water@leeds and to key stakeholders. You will be able to apply socio-economic analysis, valuation and/or modelling techniques to understand water and other environmental issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. You should have a PhD, research experience and publication track record relevant to the area and grade of the appointment.

We particularly welcome candidates with the ability to bridge analysis and policy, and build research with relevant business and public sector stakeholders.The Economics and Policy Research Group within the Sustainability Research Institute at Leeds has a strong track record in applying a range of economic approaches to understand energy and climate change, water and other environmental issues, as well as exploring the wider relationships between environmental limits, human well-being and the economy. The Group consists of 20 academic and research staff and over 25 PhD students. This is an opportunity to join a team that directly influences international and national policy, and bring new approaches to analyse the economy, water and environment. The team participates in a number of large interdisciplinary national research centres (CCCEP, UKERC, iBUILD, UK INDEMAND), leading to excellent opportunities for developing collaborative research.

Further details of the post and an application form can be found here on the University of Leeds website.