We are currently advertising for the following vacancy:

Research Officer (Environment and Development)

From £33,450 – £40,462 per annum inclusive
Fixed term for 2 years.

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

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher to work with Profs Sam Fankhauser and Declan Conway on Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies (PRISE), an IDRC-funded project on climate–resilient development in Africa and South-Central Asia. The successful candidate will play an active intellectual role in the life of the Grantham Research Institute, including the ESRC-sponsored Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy.

The post-holder will have a completed, or nearly completed, PhD in development economics, environmental economics, development studies or a related field. They will also have a strong research background in the economics of development and/or the environment and some knowledge of adaptation to climate risks. There is an expectation that candidates will have fieldwork experience and will be able to undertake fieldwork for periods of time. Good writing and communication skills are essential, as is experience in quantitative data collection and analysis.

Further information about the Institute and its related centres/programmes can be found on our About us and Research Programmes pages.

In addition to a good salary the benefits that come with this job include a defined benefits pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

To apply for this post please go to the LSE Jobs website.

Applications must be received by 12 July 2015 (midnight UK time). Regrettably, we cannot accept any applications received after this date.

Interview date to be confirmed.