Research Officer: Climate Change, Disasters and Social Protection (Ref 320)

One-year fixed term contract initially
Full-time (35 hours per week)

IDS is seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Research Officer to work in the area of climate change, disasters and social protection. You will be working closely with members of the Centre for Social Protection and the Climate Change and Development Centre, as well as with a variety of civil society, government and private sector partners globally.

Applicants will be expected to have considerable research and project management experience, and ideally a postgraduate degree in a related discipline. They should be able to work with Research Fellows and other staff across a range of disciplines to contribute to the wider work of both the Centre for Social Protection and Climate Change and Development Centre. Extensive experience of climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and social protection issues would desirable.

While significant funding is already available to support this position, successful candidates will be expected to work with others to raise research and programmatic funding. While this position is advertised as an initial one-year fixed term contract, it is hoped that with satisfactory fundraising the contract would be extended.

Post-graduate supervision and teaching experience, as well as research coordination and management skills will be valued for all candidates.

IDS offers attractive salaries, favourable holiday allowance, a flexible working ethos and membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme. The post is based in Brighton, Sussex.

Please note that this post does not meet the UK Home Office requirement for work permit criteria, therefore, we will be unable to recruit applicants who do not have the right to live and work in the UK.

Salary: £25,829 – £32,366 per annum (depending on experience)
Closing Date: 1 May 2009, 12 midday UK time
Interview Date: 21 May 2009

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IDS values diversity and is committed to equal opportunities; applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates who meet the stated criteria.