Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Environmental/Resource/Marine Economics

Medway, United Kingdom
£33,199 to £38,460
27 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
24 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Livelihoods & Institutions

Location:      Medway campus
Salary:      £33,199 to £38,460
Contract Type:      Fixed Term - until 30th November 2020
Closing Date:      Wednesday 24 April 2019
Interview Date:      To be confirmed

The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) ( is an internationally renowned multi-disciplinary centre of the University of Greenwich that undertakes research, consultancy and training to support global food security, sustainable development and poverty reduction in developing countries. The Institute was recently awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher and Education for its work in developing countries.

The Natural Resources Institute has an exciting opportunity for a post-doctoral research fellow in environmental, natural resource or marine economics to work within the Livelihoods and Institutions Department. The position will contribute to the BBSRC-funded project “Diverseafood: Evaluating the potential of multi-trophic aquaculture to improve nutrition and ecosystem sustainability in the UK”. The project explores how a transition to integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) systems can increase seafood’s contribution to healthy and sustainable diets and lead to environmentally and socio-economically sound production.

In particular, the successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Assist in the development, parameterization and analysis of bioeconomic models of growth and harvest based on existing IMTA optimisation models of multispecies productivity.
  • Assist in the development of a political economy framework to analyse the potential of IMTA uptake.
  • Carry out stakeholder interviews and community surveys on the social acceptability, regulatory framework and economic interests in relation to IMTA systems.
  • Contribute to NRI’s strategic plan by publishing high-impact research.

This role will require short-term (up to 1 month per visit) travel to Scotland

For any queries about the nature or requirements of the position please contact Dr Pamela Katic: aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.