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We are currently recruiting for the following three posts:

Policy Fellow

Research Officer (Post-Doctoral Researcher) – Climate Adaptation, Resilience and Flood Risk Management

Research Assistant, Transition Pathway Initiative

Policy Fellow

Salary from: £43,907 – £50,835 per annum inclusive of London allowance
This is a fixed term appointment for 2 years in the first instance

The Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics is a leading centre for research and training on climate change and the environment. We produce both academic research and policy-oriented analysis for a wider audience.

We are looking for an experienced policy analyst to join the Institute’s policy analysis team. The successful candidate will lead programmes and projects to inform and influence decision-making, particularly in relation to UK climate change and energy policy. The successful candidate will play a leading role in the policy analysis team, including the management of two policy analysts. She/he will play an active intellectual role in the life of the Grantham Research Institute, including the ESRC-funded Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy.

The post-holder will have a PhD or equivalent experience in environmental or energy economics and policy, or a related field, as well as significant experience in conducting user-oriented analysis and engaging with decision-makers on energy and climate change policy in the public, private and third sectors in the UK and abroad. The successful candidate must have high-level analytical skills, the ability to produce high-quality analysis in a timely manner and the ability to produce policy-relevant outputs of a very high quality. Detailed knowledge and understanding of UK climate and energy policy is essential as is the ability to manage a small team of policy analysts. Excellent written and oral communication skills are also essential.

Further information about the Institute and its related centres/programmes can be found at: http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/

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

Interested in applying?

  1. Read the how to apply document
  2. Read the job description and person specification.
  3. To apply online go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 16th July 2018.  Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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 v.pavey@lse.ac.uk


Research Officer (Post-Doctoral Researcher) – Climate Adaptation, Resilience and Flood Risk Management

Salary from £34,736 to £42,019 pa inclusive of London allowance
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 conduct flood-resilience focused research under the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance, an ambitious project that strives to contribute to the overall vision of de-risking communities from flood risk by providing evidence-based insight into understanding resilience and resilience decision-making. The appointee will be expected to play an active intellectual part in the project itself and be able to produce independent original research, collaborate with the diverse set of project partners, and conduct knowledge-transfer activities. This position is part of a new risk governance research group, led by Dr Surminski, which aims to explore new approaches to convert post-event focused risk governance into more effective pre-event resilience through research-based evidence gathering on incentives, investments, and risk governance, with a particular focus on the urban OECD context.

Candidates must have a PhD in a Social or Environmental Science, preferably with a focus on climate risk management, flood resilience, or risk governance. Excellent research management and good communication skills are essential, as is experience in qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Evidence of strong publications and a strong academic research background in climate risk, resilience and adaptation is essential.

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

Interested in applying?

  1. Read the how to apply document
  2. Read the job description and person specification.
  3. To apply online go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 10th July 2018 (23.59 UK time).  Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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 v.pavey@lse.ac.uk.


Research Assistant, Transition Pathway Initiative

From £28,721 – £33,244 per annum inclusive of London allowance
Fixed term until 31 December 2019

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics is pleased to invite applications to the above post.

We are looking for a Research Assistant to provide high-quality analysis in support of the Transition Pathway Initiative. The Research Assistant will carry out research to maintain and enhance the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) database and tool, contribute to TPI outputs, including briefing and research papers and presentations and help to ensure that the Institute remains abreast of and responsive to the latest developments in sustainable finance policy and practice.

The Transition Pathway Initiative is an asset owner-led initiative, supported by asset managers and owners with over £5/$6.8 trillion of assets under management. The initiative assesses how companies are preparing for the transition to a low-carbon economy. It:

  • Evaluates and tracks the quality of companies’ management of their greenhouse gas emissions and of risks and opportunities related to the low-carbon transition.
  • Evaluates how companies’ future carbon performance would compare to the international targets and national pledges made as part of the Paris Agreement.
  • Publishes the results of this analysis through a free and open online tool.

We are the academic partner to the initiative and we collaborate with investors, the data provider FTSE Russell, and the UN-supported Principles of Responsible Investment.

Candidates should have a postgraduate degree in environmental economics/finance, environmental/energy policy, corporate sustainability, economics, finance, management, or a related field. They should have strong analytical and quantitative skills, and be able to demonstrate some experience of producing high-quality research and research analysis, aimed at decision-makers.

Further information about the Institute and its related centres/programmes can be found at http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/Home.aspx.

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

Interested in applying?

  1. Read the how to apply document
  2. Read the job description and person specification.
  3. To apply online go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs.

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 29th June 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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 V.Pavey@lse.ac.uk

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