Multiple opportunities with Trinity College, the University of Dublin

Four new openings for dynamic researchers are currently being advertised in relation to ERC-funded project based within the Geography Department, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin. Please note different deadline dates. Post summaries are provided below. Email: Anna Davies: daviesa@tcd.ie for full details and informal enquiries

SHARECITY: Assessing the practice and sustainability potential of city-based food sharing economies

1.      Research Assistant/Project coordinator: 12 months fixed term FT. IUA Research Assistant Level 1 Salary Scale (depending on experience/budget) – Deadline 16/11/15 at 12 Noon (Irish Standard Time)

2.      PhD Studentship: 4 years, tax-free stipend and payment of academic fees; fully for EU students and partially for non-EU students – Deadline 18/12/15 at 12 Noon (Irish Standard Time)

3.      2 x postdoctoral researchers: 2 years, IUA level 2, point 1 salary scale €37,750 pro rata – Deadline 18/12/15 at 12 Noon (Irish Standard Time)

PhD Post Summary

Applications are invited for a four year ERC (European Research Council) funded PhD studentship based at the Department of Geography at Trinity College, the University of Dublin, under the supervision of Professor Anna Davies and as part of the ERC-funded project SHARECITY: Assessing the practice and sustainability potential of city-based food sharing economies. The successful applicant will become a core member of the SHARECITY team (which will include the Principal Investigator, at least 4 postdoctoral researchers and a Research Assistant). This PhD project will contribute to the SHARECITY team’s conceptual and analytical development in the identification and classification of food sharing activities within cities globally. The successful candidate will assist in the development of a global database of city-based food sharing and undertake an in-depth ethnographic study of food sharing within one global city identified by the Principal Investigator. Research will include site visits, participant observation, interviews and netnographies of sharers (donors, facilitators and recipients) as well as co-designing and trialling a sustainability assessment toolkit with sharers and sharing regulators within the case study city. The final component of the PhD will include conducting a backcasting experiment with key stakeholders regarding the future of food sharing in cities. The successful candidate will be hosted in the Department of Geography, School of Natural Science and will become a member of Environmental Governance Research Group and the Future Cities Research Centre. General enquires concerning this post can be addressed to daviesa@tcd.ie

Post-doctoral Posts Summary

The Department of Geography at Trinity College, the University of Dublin, is seeking two Post-Doctorate Researchers to work with Professor Anna Davies on the ERC-funded project SHARECITY: Assessing the practice and sustainability potential of city-based food sharing economies. The successful applicants will be core members of the SHARECITY team (which will also include the Principal Investigator, further Post-Doctorate Researchers, a PhD student and a Research Assistant). The post-doctoral researchers will contribute to the first two phases of the SHARECITYproject, specifically focusing on a) conceptual and analytical development in the identification and classification of food sharing activities within cities to culminate in the development of a global database of 100 cities and b) in-depth ethnographic studies of food sharing within selected global cities identified through the database. The research will include site visits, participant observation, interviews and netnographies of sharers (donors, facilitators and recipients). The successful candidates will be hosted in the Department of Geography, School of Natural Science and will become members of Environmental Governance Research Group and the Future Cities Research Centre: https://www.tcd.ie/futurecities/. General enquires concerning these posts should be addressed to daviesa@tcd.ie

Research Assistant/ Project Coordinator Post Summary

The Department of Geography at Trinity College, the University of Dublin wishes to appoint a Research Assistant/Project Coordinator for a period of 12 months to work on the research project SHARECITY: Assessing the practice and sustainability potential of city-based food sharing economies, with Professor Anna Davies, Chair of Geography, Environment and Society at Trinity College. SHARECITY is funded by the European Research Council and is a collaborative, multi-phased investigation of the phenomenon of food sharing economies in cities. The successful applicant will become a core member of the SHARECITY team (which will include the Principal Investigator, at least 4 postdoctoral researchers and a PhD student). For further details regarding this post please contact Prof. Anna Davies:- daviesa@tcd.ie

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