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Research Officer (Post-Doctoral Researcher) - Climate Information for Adaptation Policy and

London School of Economics
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Fixed Term
£35,999 to £43,360 pa inclusive
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Research Officer (Post-Doctoral Researcher) - Climate Information for Adaptation Policy and Implementation

Job Description

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (GRI), which includes the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP), is pleased to invite applications to the above post, which is at the postdoctoral level. The successful applicant will collaborate with Professors Declan Conway and Dave Stainforth in GRI and Suraje Dessai (based at Leeds in CCCEP).


Project title: The role of climate information in UK adaptation policy and implementation, lessons for the international community. 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 include a major focus on the process of adaptation to climate change in the UK, across policy and implementation, with consideration of the use of climate information (climate model projections and other types of climate information) and the changing roles of different actors over time. The position will also consider the relevance of UK experiences for the design and implementation of adaptation policy in developing countries.


Candidates should have a completed PhD, or be close to obtaining a PhD, in a Social or Environmental Science, a focus on climate information and adaptation is desirable. Excellent research management and good communication skills are essential, as is availability to travel overseas. Experience in qualitative and/or quantitative data collection and analysis (including climate data) are desirable.


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.


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 3rd March 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.