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

London School of Economics (LSE)

London, United Kingdom 🇬🇧

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.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

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 [email protected]

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