Post-doctoral Research Fellow, School of English, Drama and Film

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£37236.86 - £39486.85 per annum
05 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a Temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within School of English, Drama and Film

This postdoctoral position is designed to develop and integrate environmental research based on Arts and Humanities methodologies into the MARBEFES project (see project description below). The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant Arts and Humanities discipline, with particular expertise in environmental humanities, and a strong interest in interdisciplinary environmental research. They should also be able to demonstrate a strong track record in high quality research, presentation and publication. They will need to be able to work collaboratively across a large range of academic disciplines, including working closely with researchers in marine science and social science, and be able to translate the results of humanities research into an interdisciplinary framework for environmental management decision-making and policy development.

MARBEFES (MARine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning leading to Ecosystem Services) is a EU-funded project which aims to determine the links between the biodiversity and functioning of coastal and marine ecosystems and the resulting ecosystem services and societal goods and benefits. In this it will achieve ecological and socio-economic valuation through a validated set of innovative tools in a distributed toolbox to enhance policy and governance to secure benefits for current and future generations.

The project will progress substantially beyond the current state-of-the-art understanding of the causes and consequences of the maintenance, loss and gain of biodiversity and ecological and economic value and the repercussions of this for the management and governance of European seas. Involving 23 highly experienced partners (including UCD), the project outputs and outcomes are based on developing and validating a set of ecological, economic and socio-cultural valuation tools using existing and new information in 12 transnational case studies. These cover the breadth of European marine biodiversity, from the Arctic to semi-tropical areas, across dominant habitats and iconic species, and from shallow to deep areas and encompass a range of socio-economic contexts.

As such, and through stakeholder co-creation for policy relevance, MARBEFES aims to show the tools to value different natural capital resources and inform planning from financial allocations to management and with monetary and non-monetary benefits. In this, the project will advance our knowledge through linking marine biodiversity and its ecological structure and functioning to ecological and economic valuation.

This is an academic research role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator. The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

Post Doc Level 1 Salary Range: 41,209 - 43,699 per annum

Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 31st January 2023

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications. UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: