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

Research Officer (Sustainability Economics)
Research Officer (Conservation and Development)
Research Officer (Conservation and Behaviour)
China Policy Fellow
Climate and Development Senior Policy Fellow
Policy Analyst and Research Advisor to Professor Lord Stern

Research Officer (Sustainability Economics)

Salary from £36,647 to £47,456 pa inclusive of London allowance
This is a fixed term appointment for 3 years (to June 2024)

The ForestLAB is a newly launched joint programme between the African Conservation Development Group and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE. The aim of the ForestLAB is to study and create a world class model of natural ecosystems management, which is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

The successful candidate will work in the ‘Natural Capital’ research theme to measure natural capital stocks and link this to the wider macro-development picture and on-the-ground outcomes for people and communities. The research will utilise quantitative approaches to spatial data analysis of, for example, ecosystem services as well as connecting these data to natural capital accounting frameworks.

Candidates will have a PhD, or soon to be completed PhD, in Environmental Economics/ Resource Economics/ Ecological Economics or relevant fields of economics. A strong technical background and research interests in environmental/ ecological economics and sustainability and excellent empirical and computational skills for quantitative and spatial data analyses, including experience with databases, and use of advanced statistical software and spatial mapping software are essential. Experience working on or in-depth knowledge of some of the following topics: wealth accounting; natural capital accounting; economics of ecosystems and biodiversity is desirable. Willingness and flexibility to travel for project-related fieldwork to Gabon and sub-Saharan Africa are also desirable.

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

Interested in applying?

  1. Download the how to apply document
  2. Download the job description
  3. Download the person specification
  4. Applications must be made online via the LSE Jobs page

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 gri.hr@lse.ac.uk   

The closing date for receipt of applications is 04 May 2021 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


Research Officer (Conservation and Development)

Salary from £36,647 to £44,140 pa with potential to progress to £47,456 pa inclusive of London allowance
This is a fixed term appointment for 3 years (to June 2024)

The Grande Mayumba ForestLAB is a newly launched joint programme between the African Conservation Development Group and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE. The aim of the ForestLAB is to study and create a world class model of natural ecosystems management, which is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the ‘Conservation and Development’ and ‘Behaviours and Attitudes’ research teams within the ForestLAB project to design and implement a baseline survey in Grande Mayumba. This survey will examine individual and community behaviours and attitudes, along with socio-economic outcomes and stakeholder perspectives. The candidate will then build on this scoping phase of research to design and lead a focused piece of fieldwork-based research for the project.

Candidates will have a PhD, or soon to be completed PhD, in in Geography, International Development, Conservation and Development (or a related discipline). Research experience in conservation and society (preferably in Africa) is desirable. Interdisciplinary research experience in one or more areas of conservation and climate change adaptation; integrated development planning; community-based conservation; market-led conservation and development; or related areas, is essential. A good command of French and English, and the willingness and flexibility to travel for project-related fieldwork to Gabon and sub-Saharan Africa are required. Prior experience of conducting fieldwork, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, would be desirable.

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

Interested in applying?

  1. Download the how to apply document
  2. Download the job description
  3. Download the person specification
  4. Applications must be made online via the LSE Jobs page

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 gri.hr@lse.ac.uk  

The closing date for receipt of applications is 4 May 2021 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


Research Officer (Conservation and Behaviour)

Salary from £36,647 to £44,140 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £47,456 pa inclusive of London allowance
This is a fixed term appointment for 3 years (to June 2024)

The Grande Mayumba ForestLAB is a newly launched joint programme between the African Conservation Development Group and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE. The aim of the ForestLAB is to study and create a world class model of natural ecosystems management, which is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the ‘Behaviour and Attitudes’ and ‘Conservation and Development’ research teams within the ForestLAB project to design and implement a baseline survey in Grande Mayumba. This survey will examine individual and community behaviours and attitudes, along with socio-economic outcomes and stakeholder perspectives. The candidate will then build on this scoping phase of research to design and lead a focused piece of fieldwork-based research for the project.

Candidates will have a PhD, or soon to be completed PhD, in Conservation, Environmental and/or Ecological Economics, Behavioural Science, Development Economics or a related and relevant field. A strong technical background and research interests in conservation, behavioural science, behavioural and/or experimental economics and environmental and/or ecological economics are essential. A strong command of French and English, and the willingness and flexibility to travel for project-related fieldwork to Gabon and sub-Saharan Africa are required. Prior experience of conducting fieldwork and working on conservation and development issues in developing countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, would be desirable.

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

Interested in applying?

  1. Download the how to apply document
  2. Download the job description
  3. Download the person specification
  4. Applications must be made online via the LSE Jobs page

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 gri.hr@lse.ac.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is 4 May 2021 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


China Policy Fellow

Salary from £46,100 to £53,295 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £59,354 pa inclusive of London allowance
This is a fixed term appointment for 2 years

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.

The post holder will manage the delivery of a high-profile project on China’s climate change, energy, economic and development policies. They will conduct rigorous, research-based user-focused and policy-oriented analysis, in collaboration with Professor Lord Nicholas Stern and his team, on China’s past and future policies on climate change, energy, economics and development. The appointee will play an active intellectual role in the life of the Institute and contribute to the formulation and delivery of the Institute’s policy analysis strategy, in particular for India, in collaboration with the Policy and Communications Director and the policy analysis team.

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent experience in environmental policy, energy policy, environmental economics or a related field.  They should also have demonstrable high-level analytical skills and ability to produce high-quality analysis in a timely manner, with experience in conducting user-oriented analysis and engaging with decision-makers in the public, private and third sectors. With detailed knowledge and understanding of China’s climate change, energy, economic and development policies, candidates will also have a strong network of climate and energy policy contacts in the public, private and third sectors, in particular in China. The post holder will work as part of a team and be able to work effectively with others at all levels of seniority, and have excellent communications skills with the ability to communicate technical issues to a non-technical audience.

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

Interested in applying?

  1. Download the how to apply document
  2. Download the job description
  3. Download the person specification
  4. Applications must be made online via the LSE Jobs page

 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 gri.hr@lse.ac.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is 25 April 2021 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


Climate and Development Senior Policy Fellow

Salary from £54,356 to £62,939 pa inclusive of London allowance
This is a fixed term appointment for 2 years (to August 2023)

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment seeks to appoint an experienced senior policy fellow to contribute to a major analysis and engagement programme on international finance and climate action.

The post holder will lead key aspects of a joint analysis and engagement programme, hosted by LSE and the Brookings Institution, on international finance and climate action, in consultation with the Programme Director and Supervisor. They will manage a small team of policy fellows and policy analysts focused on different aspects of economic and climate policy, including in relation to China. They will conduct rigorous, research-based, user-focused and policy-oriented analysis, in collaboration with Nicholas Stern and other team members, on aspects of climate policy and economic development. They will also support and assist Nicholas Stern in his high-level role for the COP26 UK Presidency.

The appointee will play an active intellectual role in the life of the Institute and contribute to the formulation and delivery of the Institute’s policy analysis strategy, in collaboration with the Policy and Communications Director and the policy analysis team. They will also build and maintain networks, and lead on relevant engagement activities with senior policy experts and policy-makers ensuring outputs have demonstrable impact and inform decision-making.

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent experience in development economics or a related field and extensive experience of working with decision-makers in international financial institutions and multilateral and regional development banks, as well as working with or within government departments at the highest levels in the UK and overseas on issues relating to climate change and economic development. Through engagements with high-level international decision-making networks, candidates will have experience of conducting high-quality and user-oriented analysis on climate change and economic development. They will also have detailed knowledge and understanding of issues relating to economic development and climate change, including the role of multilateral development banks and priorities for the UK Presidency of COP26. Candidates will have experience and knowledge of project management, including the contribution of other project team members, and experience of managing a small group of technical experts.

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

Interested in applying?

  1. Download the how to apply document
  2. Download the job description
  3. Download the person specification
  4. Applications must be made online via the LSE Jobs page

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 gri.hr@lse.ac.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is 28 April 2021 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


Policy Analyst and Research Advisor to Professor Lord Stern

Salary from £36,647 to £44,140 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £47,456 pa inclusive of London allowance
This is a fixed term appointment for two years, two posts are available

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is pleased to invite applications for the above post, we can appoint two post holders to this role.

The Grantham Research Institute is a research centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science, carrying out research and policy analysis across a range of issues relating to climate change and the environment. We are seeking a Policy Analyst and Research Advisor to carry out policy-oriented research and policy analysis in collaboration with Professor Stern and the Institute’s other staff. The appointee will produce accessible, high-quality analysis on climate change aimed at decision makers in the public, private and third sector. They will play an active intellectual role in the life of the Institute, including the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy. Some work outside of office hours will be required.

Candidates should have a postgraduate degree in economics, environmental/development economics, environmental policy or a related field; experience of producing high-quality research and policy analysis, strong economic analytical skills, including experience of using large datasets, and knowledge and experience across a range of climate change related disciplines in particular climate change economics and policy.

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.

Interested in applying?

  1. Download the how to apply document
  2. Download the job description
  3. Download the person specification
  4. Applications must be made online via the LSE Jobs page

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 gri.hr@lse.ac.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is 18 April 2021 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


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