Jobs and Opportunities

Modeller/Programmer Climate Change and Carbon Cycle, Tyndall UEA

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research Associate at Tyndall Centre UEA to undertake research under the supervision of Professor Corinne Le Quéré in order to study the interactions between climate change and the carbon cycle, which is funded through the NERC RoSES programme (the Role of the Southern Ocean in the Earth System) and European Commission research funding. 

The aim of the project is improve an existing global ocean biogeochemical model and use it to understand the recent trends in the ocean carbon cycle and its drivers. Most of the work will focus on the Southern Ocean, where strong and increasing winds are affecting the capacity of the ocean to take up CO2. Additional work will also cover the full oceans and contribute to the annual update of the Global Carbon Budget.

The successful applicant will be involved in the modelling of the ocean carbon cycle, in particular working towards the development of a novel high-resolution version of our existing model building on work by the Met Office Hadley Centre.

A PhD or MSc in computer or environmental sciences, mathematics or equivalent, with experiences in the development, use, and maintenance of numerical models, including optimisation and porting between different computer platforms, expert programming skills and knowledge of unix, and demonstrated ability to learn new IT skills. You must also be able to meet all the essential criteria in the person specification.

This part-time 50%/0.5FTE post is available from 1 May 2018 for a fixed term of 44 months or until 31 December 2021.

More information is here

Low Carbon Disruptive Innovation and Consumers, Tyndall UEA

This post offers an exciting opportunity to research the adoption and diffusion of low-carbon goods and services by early-adopting and mainstream consumers.

The post holder will design and conduct novel empirical research on low-carbon innovations which are or may be appealing to consumers, but which are currently on the fringes of mainstream markets. Examples include: electric vehicles or car sharing (mobility); internet of things or heat pumps (homes); smart urban infrastructure or citizen science for data collection (cities); digitally-enabled food waste reduction or urban food growing (food); peer-to-peer electricity trading or vehicle-to-grid (energy supply).

This post is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) as part of the 'SILCI' project (Social Influence and disruptive Low Carbon Innovations, see: The post holder will join a project team of Dr Charlie Wilson (P-I), Dr Hazel Pettifor (senior researcher) and three PhD researchers. The post holder will also be fully integrated into the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and its established research and policy networks.

You will have a minimum of a PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant field, and be able to fulfil all essential elements of the person specification. 

The full time post is available from 1 May 2018 for a fixed term period of 28 months, (until 31 August 2020) and based in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. There is some flexibility in start date, location and part-time working - please contact Charlie Wilson to discuss, or note your preferences in your application. Experienced researchers are encouraged to apply (with remuneration commensurate with experience).

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Anglian Water would like to fund a PINES intern 
The project is to increase their understanding of the nature scale and frequency of the risks that climate change poses to their ability to serve their customers over the next 20, 40 and 60 years.

The programme is open to any NERC-facing PhD student or postdoc at one of the EnvEast institutions.  Applicants do not need to be directly funded by NERC, but their research must be related to the natural environment in some way (i.e., NERC-facing.)  The programme is also open to people who have recently (or will soon) finish a PhD or postdoc contract. 
Due to funding constraints, internships under this scheme must commence before 31st March 2017.
Please contact: Vittoria Danino

Lecturer in Energy & Climate Change, Manchester
12th April, 2017
Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in Energy & Climate Change to undertake research with Tyndall Manchester and teach courses linked to climate change and sustainability within the School of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE)

The post requires a physical scientist with excellent communication skills who is comfortable conducting interdisciplinary and policy-relevant climate change mitigation research. The focus of the research must be on one of the following areas: climate science and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions; mitigation of aviation and/or shipping CO2 emissions; energy system decarbonisation scenarios. It is expected that you will have a strong publishing track record, lecturing and supervisory experience, demonstrable experience in attracting research funding, as well as experience in conducting knowledge exchange activity. You will support the research and teaching activity previously conducted by the recently appointed Head of School of MACE and previus Tyndall Manchester Director.

The Tyndall Centre conducts interdisciplinary research in the field of energy, decarbonisation and climate change mitigation.
For more details, please see the University of Manchester website.

Lectureships in Human Geography at UEA
10th April, 2017
The UEA is advertising two lectureships in Human Geography in the School of Environmental Sciences.

The School of Environmental Sciences is one of the largest and longest established academic departments in Europe to focus on the study of the global environment. The outstanding impact of our research was recognised in the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework, in which the School was ranked 1st in the UK for research impact. We are looking to appoint two excellent geographers who can broaden the human geography expertise in the School and excel in an interdisciplinary working environment. The successful candidates will have emerging international research records in human geography of the environment and be capable of contributing to the successful 3S (Science, Society and Sustainability), Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research or CSERGE (Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment) research groupings. The further particulars identify areas of research that are particularly attractive to the School.

The post holders will play an important role in developing and delivering content on the BA and BSc Geography programmes in the School.  
The two posts are available from 1 August 2017, on a full-time indefinite basis.  
More details are available on the UEA Website.