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Senior Research Associate (RA1580)

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Location: PPL - Sch Pol, Phi, Lang & Comm Studies
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: Research & Analogous (RA)
Closing Date: 02/15/2019
Date Posted: 01/11/2019
Reference: RA1580


Faculty of Arts and Humanities
School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies

Senior Research Associate (RA1580)
£33,199 to £39,609 per annum

This major new research project on climate change adaptation is a three-year collaboration between the University of East Anglia, the Dutch Open University and University of Oldenburg (Germany). Each partner is funded by its home country research council, under the Open Research Area in the Social Sciences. The project will investigate why societies are currently finding it hard to adapt to climate change. 

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research Associate to carry out the UK arm of this research, under the supervision of the UK Principal Investigator, Dr John Turnpenny and working with the Co-Investigator, Dr Tim Rayner. The successful applicant will be involved in: 

creating a conceptual framework for analysing institutional aspects of climate change adaptation;
selecting case studies;
empirical data gathering for UK cases across water management, health care, and biodiversity and nature conservation sectors, including elite interviews and document analysis, informed by multiple theoretical approaches;
Data management and preparation for data sharing;
Synthesising empirical results for the health sector across UK, Dutch and German case studies using/ informed by Qualitative Comparative Analysis;
Contributing to Communication, dissemination and transdisciplinary conference (including project team meetings, a workshop for chapter authors of an edited book, and final conference with approx. 100 participants, web site development).

The research will be based at the University of East Anglia in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies.

This full-time, fixed term post is available from 1 June 2019 for a period of three years.

Closing date: 15 February 2019.

The University is a Bronze Athena Swan Award holder, currently working towards Silver.

Details of other employment opportunities associated with this project may be found at:

If you wish to be considered for several of these jobs at the same time, please use the same material in applying to each of the universities you are interested in, while following each university’s own application processes. Please indicate that you have done this in your application.


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Contact Name: John Turnpenny
Telephone: 01603 593908
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