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BRECcIA job vacancies at University of Southampton

We have an exciting opportunity for researchers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds to join our team and to play a pivotal role in this ground-breaking project.

Applications are invited for post-doctoral fellows in four key areas:

  1. Environmental Anthropology
  2. Earth Observation
  3. Hydrology and Water Resources
  4. Professional Development and Capacity Building

All of the positions will provide the post-holders with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and professional skills set in:  Trans-, multi- and interdisciplinary research projects; collaborative and partnership working; policy-influence; and international development issues.

All posts are initially for 2 years renewable for up to one further year and tenable from 1 June 2018 or soon after.

Post holders will be expected to travel internationally for the project and work closely with an international cohort of researchers based in our partner institutes.

The University of Southampton is a world-renowned Russell Group University with a global reputation for academic excellence. We offer a stimulating, challenging and dynamic working environment for all our staff.  You will work in Geography and Environment, a leading international centre for geographical and environmental research. More specifically, the academic unit is a leading centre for application of Earth observation, GIS, modelling tools and sociological analysis to a range of environmental and human problems, including adaptation of livelihoods to climate change.

For more details and to apply, please follow the links above.


BRECcIA is a four year RCUK  Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) program which aims to develop research capacity across institutions that is self-sustaining and focused on improving food and water security for the poorest of society.

Our vision is to strengthen research capacity and capabilities in institutions in Malawi, Kenya and Ghana to carry out impactful research that leads to positive policy and practice change for sustainable water and food security, which will have benefits for the  270 million people living in the Sub Saharan Africa drylands.