Jun 17, 2019
We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication as part of the European RISE project to help communicate seismic risk across Europe. The post is available for 2 years from 1 September 2019. The successful candidate will be working at a very practical level to develop, implement and then evaluate new pathways of seismic communication in three European countries: Italy, Switzerland and France. There will be close collaboration with international teams, led by ETH Zurich. However, the work will also involve some basic research into how people understand graphically-displayed and dynamically-changing risk information, particularly in a geographical context. Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, to communicate with diverse stakeholders and manage a busy contact list. They will be responsible for the supervision of Research Assistants, likely working on location in France, Italy and Switzerland and will need to be able to run both qualitative and quantitative studies in a variety of countries. They will need to be as interested in negotiating the practicalities and politics of implementation of a seismic risk communication system as in researching the psychological aspects and understanding the underpinning seismic research. The ideal candidate will likely have a PhD in psychology or a closely related discipline, and a background in risk communication (especially in the context of natural hazards or other low probability-high impact events) would be very advantageous but we are open minded as to the background of applicants. A real enthusiasm for, and understanding of the practical difficulties of, doing work which is embedded in a real-world setting, however, is vital. Excellent English is essential and French, German and Italian language skills would be very helpful. The Winton Centre is committed to the highest standards of academic research, both in terms of replicability and reproducibility, and in Open Science practices. Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Dr Alexandra Freeman ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). Contacting Dr Freeman will make no difference to the chances of selection - we undertake a strict fair application policy. We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department. To apply, please visit http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/21713/ for further particulars and the online application form. To apply you will need to indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online application form and upload a full curriculum vitae (not to exceed three pages) and covering letter (not to exceed two pages). Please ensure that at least one of your referees is contactable at any time during the selection process, and is made aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly. Please do NOT upload letters of recommendation or any other material not requested. Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.
University of Cambridge Cambridge, UK Postdoc