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Post-Doctoral Researcher

Salary:  £36,810 to £48,654 per annum
Initial appointment will be in the above range per annum (depending on experience)
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (24 months)
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Monday 16 November 2020
Reference:  44-2020

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a global research and learning organisation for equitable and sustainable change, based in Brighton. 

The Resource Politics and Environmental Change Cluster at IDS is seeking a Post-doctoral Researcher (PDR) to work on the ESRC-funded project: ‘Towards Brown Gold? Re-imagining off grid sanitation in rapidly urbanising areas in Asia and Africa’. 

This project focuses on marginality, sanitation and wastewater challenges in five growing towns in Ethiopia, Ghana, India and Nepal. The PDR will work with IDS and the University of Brighton, and will be expected to work across the social science (IDS) and arts and humanities (University of Brighton) components of the project. 

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant discipline along with good and up-to-date knowledge of the theoretical and practical literature on urbanisation and sanitation. The successful candidate will have excellent analytical, writing and communication skills and knowledge of participatory arts-based research methods. A willingness to travel overseas and fluency in spoken and written English is essential to this role.

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IDS is committed to eliminating discrimination, and to embedding and supporting equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, in our work and in all our activities. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented at IDS.

 Our vision is of an equitable and sustainable world, where people everywhere can live their lives free from poverty and injustice. 

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