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Senior Lecturer in Environmental Risk, Cranfield University, UK

Cranfield University is one of the top five research-intensive universities in the UK and has an unrivalled reputation for transforming cutting edge technology, management and science into practical, life-enhancing solutions. In the recent UK Research Excellence Framework [REF] over 80% of the research carried out by Cranfield University was assessed to be either world or internationally leading, indicating the quality and impact of the work carried out at Cranfield University.  We have a postgraduate environment, stellar client list and collegiate ethos. 

We are expanding our capabilities in risk science and are seeking a Senior Lecturer to undertake research and teaching in the field of Environmental Risk. This position will play a key role in delivering the research programme within the Cranfield Institute for Resilient Futures (CIRF).

You will undertake applied research of direct relevance to policy makers, industry and scientists, with a focus on issues that impact both natural and industrial ecosystems, and developing solutions and understanding that can be applied across sectors. You will need a strong grasp of the multidisciplinary issues involved in risk analysis and the short-, medium- and long-term environmental impacts of man-made systems. Much of our current work concerns risks around big data, food safety and urban resilience; but the future is open. As a clear, creative thinker of demonstrable analytical ability, you will be comfortable synthesising complex information and writing papers, proposals and reports communicating to a wide range of audiences.

A background in risk analysis and management is required, alongside an awareness of the research needs for government and industry within the UK and beyond. You should possess a relevant PhD, an established publication record and an aptitude for practical problem-solving underpinned by a sound theoretical knowledge.  Proven success in proposal writing and winning grants is essential.

If you excel in delivering timely and high quality support to industry and government, with a passion for the environment agenda, we look forward to hearing from you.

For an informal discussion, please contact Fiona Lickorish, Head of Institute on

E: f.lickorish@cranfield.ac.uk or T: +44(0)1234 752975.

Apply online now at www.cranfield.ac.uk/hr or contact us for further details on E: hr@cranfield.ac.uk or T: +44 (0)1234 750111 ext. 2343. For any enquiries, please quote reference number 2212.

Interview date: 12 October 2016
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