Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Anglia Ruskin University

United Kingdom

September 30, 2022


Job Category

Teaching, Research & Scholarship

Vacancy Type

Fixed term contract

Fixed Term Duration

2 years

Employment Type

Full time

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Salary To




Faculty/Prof Service

Faculty of Science & Engineering

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Closing Date



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  • Job Description (PDF, 106.32kb)

  • About ARU:

    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 shifts.

    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 community.

    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.

    Guidance Notes:

    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.

    About the employer

    Anglia Ruskin University is amongst the most prestigious universities located in East Anglia, United Kingdom. The origins of the university can be traced back to the year 1858 when John Ruskin founded the Cambridge School of Art. With time, the...