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Research Associate Environmental Social Science / Political Ecology - Lancaster University

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Location: Lancaster, UK
Full-time position
Closing Date: May 24, 2018
Job #12509
Posted: April 24, 2018

An exciting opportunity exists for an environmental social scientist/ human geographer/ political ecologist to contribute to a collaborative project in French Polynesia:  Cultural values, food systems, and nutritional security under climatic change.

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic environmental social scientist to contribute to a project investigating cultural values, food systems, and nutritional benefits associated with coral reefs experiencing climate induced environmental change in French Polynesia.  Working closely with researchers from Lancaster University, CRIOBE, and James Cook University, the project will develop a mixed methods approach to collect qualitative and quantitative data on cultural values and nutritional benefits in French Polynesia. These data will be explored alongside, and ultimately integrated with, data collected by a team of ecologists and environmental chemists on the ecology, nutritional quality, and food web structure of these systems. Therefore a commitment and ability to work with researchers from diverse disciplines is essential.  


Preferred candidates will have a demonstrated interest in addressing environmental challenges and a background in environmental social science, human geography, anthropology, or related fields. A proactive and enthusiastic approach and excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential for the collaborative nature of the research. Attention to detail, good English writing skills and fluent French speaking are essential to meet the exciting and challenging goals of the project within demanding deadlines.

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