Researcher

Location
Perth, Perth and Kinross
Salary
£33,920 - £38,637 (Pay Award Pending)
Posted
12 Jan 2024
Closes
13 Feb 2024
Subject Area
Geography
Job Level
Lecturer
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

UHI Perth is one of Scotland’s leading Colleges of Further and Higher Education, and a large partner in Scotland’s youngest University, the University of the Highlands and Islands. 

An opportunity has arisen to join our vibrant research team at the Centre for Mountain Studies - UHI Perth (CMS). We are looking for a Researcher to support our ongoing research projects and to contribute to knowledge exchange activities including the organisation of stakeholder meetings and conferences. 

The post holder will also be expected to contribute to teaching activities on our online MSc Sustainable Mountain Development which will include teaching on modules, marking and dissertation supervision.  

The successful applicant will have research expertise in applied and interdisciplinary research relevant to sustainable development in rural, upland and mountain areas and have research interests aligned with the Centre’s key research themes as outlined on our website. We seek a candidate with skills in participatory and community development approaches, and excellent knowledge of ecosystem function, biodiversity conservation and the biophysical and social aspects of land use.  

In addition to contributions to ongoing activities at CMS, the successful applicant will be expected to identify and apply for suitable grant funding opportunities and will receive encouragement and support to develop their own research interests and profile.  

The post holder should be prepared to travel within the UK to conduct periods of field work and will also be able to attend relevant international events and conferences.  

Informal enquiries about this post may be directed to Dr Rosalind Bryce – Director of the Centre for Mountain Studies at rosalind.bryce.perth@uhi.ac.uk.   

Closing Date: 23:45pm on Tuesday 13th February 2024 

Interview Date: Wednesday 28th February 2024  

This post undertakes regulated work with children and a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme check is required. A check will be made against the list of those barred from working with children. 

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.