Research fellow in socio-ecological systems modelling

The James Hutton Institute
Location: Aberdeen
Salary: Hutton band E Circa £37,500 to Hutton band F Circa £48,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Placed on: 25th April 2017
Closes: 21st May 2017

The James Hutton Institute is an international research centre based in Scotland, focusing on the key global challenges, of climate change and food and environmental security.
Collaborating with colleagues within the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (, this is an exciting three-year Research Fellowship to expand our activities in sustainability science, with particular focus on investigating ways to implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs) in Scotland and globally. The position comes with generous start-up costs, and the Fellow would be considered for a tenured position subject to successful progress.
We are seeking highly-motivated candidates with a strong background in sustainability science, with particular experience in modelling coupled human and natural systems. You will have a PhD in an appropriate subject and a demonstrable record of publication in scientific journals and winning research income. You will also have computer programming expertise and good communication skills. Experience in agent-based modelling would be advantageous.
This post will be based at the Aberdeen site, but there may be a requirement to travel between sites on occasions.
Further information is available from
Closing date 21st May 2017

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