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Warwick Environmental Research Early-Mid Career Academic Network (WeCan)

Wesic has established an Environmental Research Early-Mid Career Academic Network- WeCan. Currently the network involves 12 assistant/ associate Professors from Life Sciences, Global Sustainable Development and Engineering and we are seeking to expand the network more widely across Warwick Departments and Faculties. The network meets every 6-8 weeks to build and establish research collaborations and support the development of multidisciplinary research funding proposals. The next meeting will be the week commencing the 4th March. If you are interested in joining the network please email Gary Bending ( for more information.

Thu 15 Feb 2024, 10:50

New research to monitor biodiversity using environmental observatories

A new project has started in partnership with Coventry City Council to investigate the use of observatories to provide baseline data on biodiversity, enabling long term responses to restoration and climate change to be measured. The project will use eDNA metabarcoding approaches to investigate biodiversity, including indicator species such as white clawed crayfish and water voles. Further details are here opens in a new window

For further information contact Prof Gary Bending, School of Life Sciences:

Wed 18 Oct 2023, 19:59

New Assistant Professor (Teaching focussed) post in Environmental Biology available in the School of Life Sciences. Closing date 12 April 2023.

As a Teaching Focussed Assistant Professor you will join our team to deliver a comprehensive package of teaching, with a particular focus on delivery of lecture and seminar teaching, tutorials, project supervision and practical teaching. You will particularly support the course management, curriculum development and delivery of the MSc Global Decarbonisation, a newly approved interdisciplinary course forming part of the University of Warwick’s STEM Grand Challenge. You will design teaching material and deliver teaching and assessment across a range of lecture modules and laboratories within the areas of climate change science, nature-based carbon capture and storage practices and the sustainability of food production systems.

As an ideal candidate, you will have a good honours degree and possession of a PhD in a relevant biological or environmental science discipline. You will have ideally have experience in delivering excellent university level teaching, including via online learning, and expertise in supervising student research projects. You will support the work of the School to develop and enhance its teaching reputation Environmental Biology, both internally and externally. Preference may be given to candidates who hold teaching accreditation, such as HEA or equivalent. Candidates should expect to demonstrate how they would help to deliver excellent teaching of Environmental Biology modules within the School.

We welcome applicants with industrial experience who can support an industrially relevant curriculum and who have a desire to engage in research. The University aims to promote work life balance for all employees and the School of Life Sciences will consider a range of possible flexible working arrangements in order to recruit the best candidate.

Closing date 12 April 2023

Full details are available here

Mon 03 Apr 2023, 21:37

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