Research Fellow in Climate Change Mitigation and Sanitation

University of Leeds

Leeds, , GB

Are you an enthusiastic and motivated researcher with an interest in the global sanitation and climate change challenges facing society and the environment? Would you like to be a key part of a large international team researching and communicating information about global greenhouse gas emissions from sanitation systems? Are you interested in the opportunity to gain experience working with UK lead researchers and multiple partners overseas? 

As part of the £1.15 million Climate Change and Sanitation; Assessing Resilience and Emissions (SCARE) which is a three year project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, you will contribute to field and laboratory based experimental work designed to estimate the performance of typical on-site sanitation systems with respect of greenhouse gas emissions.  Fieldwork will take place in the UK, Ethiopia, Nepal, Senegal and Uganda. SCARE is led by the University of Bristol, in collaboration with: the University of Leeds; University of Technology Sydney; Kathmandu University, Nepal; Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology; Haramaya University, Ethiopia; Kuambogo University, Uganda; and the Global Green Growth Institute.    

Holding a PhD (or close to completion) in a relevant discipline such as Civil, Chemical or Process Engineering, you will have research experience in experimental measurement of wastewater processes including emissions, you will deal independently with a wide range of people, in a number of different international settings, support existing research and lead new research. You will possess excellent analytical and writing skills and the ability to deal with a variety of tasks to set deadlines. The ability to work alone or as part of a multicultural and transdisciplinary team are essential, along with strong organisational skills. 

You will be based at the University of Leeds and it is anticipated that you will need to visit partners in all four international countries as part of your role.  The post will be jointly supervised between Professor Barbara Evans, and Dr Miller Alonso Camargo-Valero from the School of Civil Engineering.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Miller Alonso Camargo-Valero, Director of Research and Innovation

Email: [email protected] 


Professor Barbara Evans, Chair in Public Health Engineering

Email: [email protected] 

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Location: Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute: School of Civil Engineering
Category: Research
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
 Due to funding restrictions, an appointment will not be made higher than £38,017 p.a.
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (22 months (grant funding))
Release Date: Thursday 22 April 2021
Closing Date: Monday 10 May 2021
Interview Date: Tuesday 25 May 2021
Reference: EPSCV1035
Downloads: Candidate Brief  





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