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We are currently recruiting for the following posts:

Research Officer (Low-carbon competitiveness) – London
Research Fellow in Climate Information for Adaptation – Leeds

Research Officer (Low-carbon competitiveness)

Salary from £35,432 to £42,860 pa, inclusive of London Allowance, with potential to progress to £46,117

This is a fixed term appointment for 2 years

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) at LSE are pleased to invite applications to the above post, which is a postdoctoral research position at the level of Research Officer.

The appointee will be expected to play an active intellectual role in the life of the Institute, including collaborating with other research programmes, and with staff at other universities. We are looking for individuals who are excited about communicating their research to decision makers.

Candidates are expected to have, or be about to complete, a PhD in Environmental Economics, Applied Econometrics, Economics or a related field. Candidates should also have a research interest in competitiveness and innovation in the low-carbon economy. They should have a strong technical background in applied environmental economics, micro-econometrics and/or program evaluation. Excellent and proficient IT skills, including creation and development of databases and advanced statistical software (e.g. Stata, R), or scientific computation (e.g. Matlab) are also essential.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

  1. Read the how to apply document
  2. Read the job description and person specification.
  3. Apply online through LSE Jobs

If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Ginny Pavey, Institute Manager, at v.pavey@lse.ac.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 7th January 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


Research Fellow in Climate Information for Adaptation – University of Leeds

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in climate science or philosophy of science? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

This position is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC’s) Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP), which is co-hosted by the University of Leeds and the London School of Economics (LSE). This post is based in Leeds and will involve close collaboration with LSE. The focus of the postdoctoral research project will be to develop a framework to investigate the quality of climate information for adaptation and empirically test it in at least one case study.

Regional and local climate information can potentially help society adapt to a changing climate, but despite significant progress in climate science – there is now a wealth of climate information drawn from multiple methods, models and generations of models – fundamental questions about the quality of climate information for adaptation remain unanswered. This project will develop a quality assessment framework drawing from and building on research in climate modelling, uncertainty analysis, philosophy of science, environmental modelling and associated fields.

As part of this project, you will be expected to conduct original research, resulting in academic publications as well as communication to broader audiences. You will be part of a larger research group led by Professor Suraje Dessai, and work collaboratively with Professor David Stainforth (LSE). There will also be opportunities to contribute to wider research and teaching initiatives across the School and Faculty.

It is expected that the post will be full time, however we are open to flexible working arrangements including job share.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Suraje Dessai, Chair in Climate Change Adaptation
Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 0116, email: s.dessai@leeds.ac.uk

Professor David Stainforth
Tel: +44 (0) 207 955 7622, email: D.A.Stainforth@lse.ac.uk

Full job posting and how to apply can be found on the University of Leeds website: https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=ENVEE1283