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Post-Doctoral Research Officer (Climate Adaptation, Sustainable Development and Insurance)

London School of Economics
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Salary from £34,736 to £42,019 pa inclusive
Expiry Date
The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is pleased to invite applications to the above post, which is at the level of Research Officer.

Job Description

This is a fixed term appointment for 2 years 


The successful applicant will collaborate with Dr Swenja Surminski and work on the Evaluating the Resilience Impact of Climate Insurance (ERICI) project. The appointee will be expected to play an active intellectual part in the project itself and be able to produce independent original research. This position will focus on the development of resilience metrics for climate risk insurance and their testing in practical settings through longitudinal cohort studies of communities in at least two case study settings in two different continents.


Candidates should have a PhD in a Social or Environmental Science, preferably with a focus on climate risk or resilience. Candidates should also have good communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical issues to a non-technical audience.   Excellent research management skills are essential, as are experience in qualitative data collection and analysis in developing countries and availability to travel overseas.


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


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification linked to in the advert on the LSE website.


To apply for this post, please go to 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 at


The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 21st March (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.