Environmental Systems Research Assistant

Chichester, United Kingdom
05 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date 20/11/2017
Location Bognor Regis Campus
Salary Salary range: £21,585 to £22,876 per annum
Package 37 hours per week - Fixed Term Contract for 36 months
Job category/type Professional Services

Job description

The role of Environmental Systems Research Assistant is required to support the University's responsibilities under the Channel Payment for Eco-system Services (CPES) programme, funded through the EU INTERREG V programme.  The University is leading this new €4 million EU project that will improve the water quality in a number of rivers and lakes in the South of England and the North of France.  The project aims to reduce nutrient levels by implementing six pilot PES schemes across the Channel area.

The Research Assistant will be working with the academic team and be responsible for continuing the primary research and identified research activities in support of the project.  The post will be based at our Bognor Regis campus and will be for a fixed term of 36 months.

Aspects of the research will include the design and development of the schemes, and monitoring the effectiveness of the pilot implementations.  The RA will also contribute to evaluating the socio-economic impact of the PES schemes and their promotion to other EU regions

Applicants will need to hold a minimum of a Honours Degree  in an appropriate subject area such as business, economics, tourism management, environmental science, marketing, geography and must be able to demonstrate evidence of undertaking high quality research.  You will be approachable, adaptable and conscientious and must be self-motivated with the ability to work unsupervised, under pressure and use own initiative.

There will be an opportunity for the right candidate to complete a PhD in a relevant subject.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by:  Dr Dawn Robins, Research Co-ordinator on 01243 793407 or email

Closing Date: 20 November 2017
Interview Date: TBA

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The University of Chichester welcomes applicants from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds as they are currently under-represented at this level.