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We are currently recruiting for the following post at the Grantham Research Institute:

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

Salary from £34,736 to £42,019 pa inclusive
This is a fixed term appointment for 2 years

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.

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.

Interested in applying for this post?

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

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


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