Research Assistant (if close to completing PhD) OR Research Fellow (if PhD obtained) in Economic ...

Cranfield University
August 21 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

School of Water, Energy and Environment

Research Assistant (if close to completing PhD) OR Research Fellow (if PhD obtained) in Economic Analysis of Wetland Ecosystem Services

Full Time, 18 month Fixed Term contract

£23,837 to £27,304 per annum, with additional performance related pay up to £32,094 per annum (Research Assistant) or

£32,094 per annum (Research Fellow)

Location: Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL

We are looking for an enthusiastic Researcher to work on the WetlandLIFE project, funded under the NERC Valuing Nature Programme and carried out with our partner organisations (

The post involves applying economic valuation methods and concepts of ecosystems services to assess the benefits to people and the wider economy of wetlands on selected case study sites in England. More specifically, it involves assessing how perceived or actual risks associated with nuisance and biting insects, particularly mosquitoes, might affect the achievement of future wetland benefits. The work also involves the economic appraisal of risk management options.

You will have a PhD (or be close to completion) in applying economic analysis in any of the areas of land use and ecosystem services, or related discipline, with demonstrable applied experience in quantitative economic research preferably related to the area of land use systems or similar. You will be motivated to use both qualitative and quantitative social science methods, particularly regarding the economic valuation of ecosystem services from wetlands under different insect-related risk scenarios.

For an informal discussion regarding this position, please contact Dr Anil Graves, Senior Lecturer in Land Use Systems. Tel: 01234 754294, Email:

Cranfield University is committed to promoting a harmonious working and learning environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity, recognising that the contribution of all its people will be most effective in conditions which are inclusive.

We have been awarded an Institutional Athena SWAN Bronze award and have also achieved a Bronze Opportunity Now award. We also run the Leadership Foundation's Aurora Programme, which is a leadership development programme, aimed at women in an academic, technical or professional service role.

Your career at Cranfield will be enhanced through access to fully equipped shared laboratory and pilot facilities, extensive research and business training through our learning and development team and doctoral training centres in a collegiate and supportive environment.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 17 September 2017

Interviews to be held: 4 October 2017

This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and Euraxess

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