IN NATURAL DISASTERS A position has become available for a Research Associate to carry out a project sponsored by the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge []. It is available immediately, and will continue until the end of January 2015. The research associate will conduct a study into the way in which cultural backgrounds, religious beliefs, behaviours and practices of people cause them to respond differently to natural disasters, and ways in which this understanding might be used to mitigate or adapt to future possible disasters. It will be under the supervision of Prof Robert White, FRS (University of Cambridge,

The successful candidate could come from one of a range of disciplines, including biblical studies, sociology, geography and earth sciences. They will have a university degree in a relevant subject. It is likely that the successful candidate will also have a higher degree such as a MSc or PhD. There will be opportunities for field work abroad, possibly in collaboration with an aid agency. The applicant must be in agreement with the ethos and aims of The Faraday Institute. The salary will be up to £27,478 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience, plus benefits.

Applications quoting Position FP2/8 should include a c/v, naming three referees, together with a covering letter summarising the relevance of the applicant’s background and experience for this position. Applications (preferably by e-mail) should be sent to: The Faraday Institute Administrator, Mrs Polly Stanton, St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, CB3 0BN, UK [] by Tuesday 1st May 2012. Interviews will be held in early May. For further details about the project please contact Mrs Polly Stanton.

A pdf containing this information is available here.

Back to News