Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter
February 15, 2023
Offerd Salary:£39,745
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The starting salary will be from £39,745 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy

This new full time post is available immediately on a fixed term basis until 31 August 2024. This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

Summary of the role

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in the H2020 RECONECT Regenerating ECOsystems with Nature-based solutions for hydro-meteorological risk reduction RECONECT project (https:// www. This EU-funded post is available immediately on a fixed term basis until 31 August 2024.

The successful applicant will focus on data analysis and evaluation of NBS (Nature Based Solutions) performance in Demonstrator sites. Various tools as well as methods and co-monitoring results will be used in the evaluation and most of them are readily available from project partners. Some of the tasks will be performed within the RECONECT ICT Platform (https:// www. and some tasks will be performed outside that platform. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to production of project deliverables and other tasks in RECONECT Work Package 3, including validation of NBS with stakeholders, as well as to collaborate with all partners in the research team.

The post will require travelling to project meetings in Europe, including six- monthly general assemblies, the next of which has been scheduled for 22-24 May 2023 in Hamburg. The successful applicant will also be required to actively contribute to preparations and organisation of the final RECONECT dissemination event to be held in late August 2024.

About you

The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants will be able to analyse applications of nature based solutions for drought risk and flood risk management problems, have experience in international collaborative research, demonstrated skills in analysing survey results and producing project reports.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).

Our research income in recent years means we're the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world's most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • Further information

    Please contact Prof Slobodan Djordjevic, [email protected] or +44 1392 722079.

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