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PDRA in Marine Policy and Management

PDRA in marine policy and management
Fixed Term appointment 21 months (with potential extension)

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate to develop and support Shetland UHI research as part of the ‘Integrating Diverse Values into Management’ project, which is a Sustainable Management of Marine Resource (SMMR) funded multi-partner project. https://www.smmr.org.uk/funded-projects/integrating-diverse-values-into-management/ led by the University of Portsmouth.
The project will require travel between case-study areas (Severn, Portsmouth, Shetland).

The ideal candidate has experience with working with a range of stakeholders, knowledge of the UKs marine management system and have experience of transdisciplinary research. Knowledge of marine policy and ocean literacy would be advantageous. You will need to be a highly collaborative team player, communicate openly with the PI (Rachel Shucksmith) and wider team, and foster excellent relations with stakeholders and partners.

The main duties of the position are to facilitate the delivery of 4 key aims (see link above) within the Shetland case study area. This will include the use of transdisciplinary research methods to develop and test approaches to gather and embed diverse values into marine management. You will be expected to present research results at meetings, conferences and to the public/stakeholders, and will be an active member of the wider project team. It is anticipated the project will deliver several high-quality publications.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant area of research, such as marine management or marine social science.

Shetland UHI is part of the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland's newest university. Founded 20 years ago, we offer well-equipped, modern facilities and provide applied research, consultancies and knowledge exchange projects together with high-quality accredited and bespoke training.

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