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About the role:
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a PhD and research experience in disaster risk management and resilience modelling to support the research team delivering the Horizon Europe MEDiate project. The MEDiate project is using a participatory action research methodology to codesign and codevelop a multi-hazard risk management system decision support system to improve business and community resilience to current and future disaster events. Under the supervision of the project lead you will be responsible for designing and delivering effective research engagement activities between end-user stakeholders and researchers to support the co-development of the mediate DSS.
You will also be responsible for developing business models that integrates the mediate DSS into risk management and resilience plans and for designing and delivering a Delphi study to assess the impact that the mediate DSS concept could have on the immediate project partners.
With a PhD, or having submitted a PhD thesis for examination, you will have research experiences undertaken in a relevant field and applied qualitative and/or quantitative research projects which includes the analysis of data. Excellent communication skills, IT, written and presentation skills are also required, as the ability to work to deadline. Ability to demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems. Willingness to contribute to the collective life of the Faculty / Professional Service.
The post is fixed-term until December 2025, when the project is due to end.
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For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.
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