Teaching, Research & Scholarship
Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Duration
Faculty of Science & Engineering
Expectations of Academics
ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive
and entrepreneurial education and research. We are ranked in the world's top
350 HEIs in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and in
the top ten mainstream universities in the country for the proportion of UK
undergraduates in employment 15 months after graduating. We have campuses in
Cambridge, Chelmsford, London and Peterborough with around 2,500 staff and
35,000 students from 180 countries. With a focussed civic mission, we are
committed to working with others through education, research and knowledge
exchange to enhance the economic, cultural and social wellbeing of the
communities in which we work and live.
About the role:
We are offering a 2-year fixed term post-doctoral research fellowship as part
of the 3-year project £0.5m “Beavers and socio-ecological Resilience in Inuit
Nunagat (BARIN)” a UKRI funded project as part of the Canada Inuit Nunagat
UK partnership. The project brings together over 14 partners across academic,
Indigenous, and territorial and national governmental organisations to
understand how changing beaver populations are impacting hydrology, fish and
Inuvialuit livelihoods and wellbeing.
With a degree and PhD or Professional Doctorate (completed or nearing
completion within 6 months), ideally in Ecology, Environmental Science or a
related area, you would be responsible for research to understand recent
occupancy changes in beaver populations using a combination of field surveys,
very high-resolution remote sensing and dendrochronology. Proficiency in these
techniques and occupancy modelling and/or and ability to acquire these skills
would be an asset for the job. Experience with drone surveying would be an
advantage for the successful candidate.
The post holder will be expected to conduct field work in the North-west
territories as part of the role work with local Inuvialuit community
researchers (this is likely to take place in Summer 2023). Research is
intended to link to further work packages within the project to determine
links between beaver occupancy dynamics and trajectories of ecological regime
The role is full-time but part-time applications will be considered.
We are fully committed to Athena SWAN principles to promote women in science
and are keen to accommodate staff with family or caring responsibilities. You
will be required to work such hours as are reasonably necessary to perform
your duties and may involve occasional evening or weekend work. Flexible
working requests are welcomed.
Informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Helen Wheeler, Senior Lecturer at
We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits
including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes,
training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a
competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and
students and expect all staff to share this commitment.
We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the
Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.
We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and
work in the UK.
For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person
Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills
and experience match the criteria in the person specification.